Minimalism

12 Design Essentials of a Minimalist Home Organizing Pro

"I feel like a walking catalog of products," jokes Kristen Ziegler, owner of the Richmond, Virginia-based organizing company Minima. "Especially with …

For Your Home

10 Types of Hidden Income Lying Around Your House

How much ‘stuff’ do you have lying around your house that you don’t want or need? You may often hear that you can sell items from your home to <b>make</b> …

Frugal Living

For $300, Fitz Will Get Your Closet Under Control - Bloomberg

Online shopping is great—so convenient!—until your closet turns into an impenetrable tangle of shirts, pants, sweaters, and more that you never wear. …

Marie Kondo

How Decluttering Properly Can Literally Change Your Life

"<p><i>Image Credit - Chrissy Halton</i><p><b>Change your life, by decluttering - really?</b><p>Well, yes - it's true - allow me to explain...<p>If you were asked to list 10 life changing events, I'm pretty sure that decluttering won't have featured on it.<p>Items like these: -<p>Wedding<br>• Moving house<br>• Having a …

Wealthy, Successful People Who Choose Less over More: 10 Real-Life Stories of Minimalists

Lately, more people than ever are embracing the minimalist lifestyle. If you’ve been on social media at all these last few years, you’ll have noticed …

Henry David Thoreau

No couch, one car: How these Minnesotans are living with less

Before Minneapolis blogger Anthony Ongaro became an evangelist for the minimalist lifestyle, he was an Amazon addict.<p>Boxes would routinely show up on …

Lifestyle

Healthy Peanut Butter Recipes That Satisfy Your Cravings

Have at it.<p>There’s no denying the allure of peanut butter and jelly, or even peanut butter and chocolate. Unfortunately, those two classic PB combos aren’t necessarily the healthiest.<p>But, fellow peanut butter lovers, we have good news for you: we’ve found 15 recipes that sneak peanut butter into …

Healthy Recipes

Minimalism in Photography: The Good and Bad

As people look at photos on smaller and smaller screens, there has been a growing trend towards taking photos that are more and more minimalist. …

Photography

Finding the Peace of Home in a Chaotic World

I’ve lived in many places in my life. From Maryland to Maine to Washington to Kansas, I’ve lived in houses, apartments, trailers, and even a tent. …

Managing Complicated Inventories

As prep counselors and advisors, we get endless questions and inquiries about how much “stuff” to buy. But even more importantly and often a question …

Self Defense

Grovemade Minimalist Leather Belt

Take your style back to basics with the Grovemade Minimalist Leather Belt. Featuring a single piece of leather, this belt leaves the frills and …

Cool Stuff

10 Must-Read Books For Every Aspiring Minimalist

Minimalism isn’t just for your wardrobe. Most of us dream about the things we want – the fancy homes, the fast cars, the flashy watches, the luxury …

Marie Kondo

6 tips to help you sort through your family keepsakes

Our keepsakes are tangible proof of our experiences, and they carry a significant weight of meaning and tell a story of their own. Many of us have boxes, or even rooms, filled to the brim with these keepsakes: family heirlooms, your grandmother’s birth certificate, baby clothes or your children’s …

Lifestyle

Let’s Focus on What We Don’t Need Instead of What We Don’t Have

I am re-listening to Brene Brown’s Power of Vulnerability lecture on Audible. (This is my third time listening to it because she is… amazing. I soak …

Japanese Organizing Tips — How to Declutter Your Home

While the Marie Kondo frenzy may have passed since the launch of <i>Spark Joy</i>, there's no denying that we're still fascinated with all things …

Marie Kondo

19 Reasons Why Frugality Is The Best Thing That’s Ever Happened To Me

What does the word “frugality” conjure for you? Perhaps a mirage of miserly discontent with no worldly comforts and a tin of beans at your side as …

Frugal Living

The 7 Things Everyone Needs to Get Rid Of to Be Instantly Happier

It’s May. 2017. Holy moly. Spring is officially in full swing, which got me thinking, <i>Does anyone actually spring clean anymore?</i> Let's take a look at what that actually means: “To clean all of a place, especially your house, very well, including parts you do not often clean.” Sounds very healthy to …

Happiness

Minimalist Travel

When you imagine a traveling minimalist, perhaps the first picture that comes to mind is a mustached, plaid-wearing hipster carrying their entire …

Travel

How to Run a Minimalist Business

Minimalism is a mindset rather than a blind.<p>Minimalism isn't just for people who want to live out of a backpack or cram their life into a tiny house.<p>The ideas of being minimal can also easily apply to business - and I should know because I've been using them for nearly twenty years.<p>Minimalism is a …

Small Business

A Beautiful Life: The Five W’s of White Space

Green was all I could see as I drove the windy backroads I hadn’t driven on in almost twenty years. The roads were familiar as friends, but the …

What It Really Means to Be a Minimalist (Including Your Feedback!)

A few months ago, I read a post on a popular blog about the contents of the author’s minimalist kitchen. She revealed that, among other things, she …

work in progress

Custom Couches, Minimalist Wall Clocks, and a Kids’ Store From the Intermix Team

<b>First Look</b><i><br>On May 15, Chicago-based furniture shop</i> <i>Interior Define</i> <i>will debut in New York with customizable couches, sectionals, chairs, and beds (68</i> …

Shopping

Inspiring Simplicity. Weekend Reads.

<i>Fill your life with stories to tell, not stuff to show.</i><p>The simplicity/minimalism movement is a beautiful community. And I enjoy any opportunity to …

Cup Of Coffee

8 Things Even Normal People Hoard: How Many Are Hiding in Your Home?

urbancow/iStockAs much as we might enjoy gawking at shows like “Hoarders,” marveling at the messes lurking behind homeowners’ front doors, let’s be …

15 Ways to Minimize and Simplify Your Life to Reduce Stress

15 Ways to Minimize and Simplify Your Life to Reduce Stress<p>Minimize and Simplify Your Life<p>Sometimes we’re so used to doing things the same way, we …

Money

How to Start Traveling the World in 5 Simple Steps – Advice from A Traveler Who Never Thought it was Possible.

<b>Do you constantly fantasize about faraway places?</b> Are you dreaming of dropping everything, quitting your job, and <i>blowin’ this popsicle stand</i> on the …

Inspiration

3 ways to turn your closet into cash

Do you have clothes that you never seem to wear? You can use those forgotten items of your wardrobe to generate spending cash.<p>Do you need to figure …

Money

What minimalism can do for your mind and money

I am a hypocrite. It's become obvious in recent weeks as I consider two competing – and conflicting – sources of inspiration I seek out through …

Marie Kondo

Simplify your…. paper mountain

Last weekend, there were several ‘door droppers’ in our area, each with a fistful of leaflets or pamphlets for distribution.<p>To our bemusement, one of …

Marie Kondo

5 Ways Minimalism Helps Us Silence the Wondering

Somewhere between the fall and spring I lost my center. Between the unexpected results of the national election (and the divides it created in my …