Minimalism

The quickest way to declutter your wardrobe

It happens slowly: You buy a few shirts here, a couple pairs of shoes there. You move your winter clothes to the top of your closet, and then break out your summer clothes again. Before you know it, you find that you don’t even have enough space in your closet to put away all your clean laundry.<p>Not …

23 Things to Get Rid of Straightaway, According to Decluttering Experts

Sorry, but all that tupperware has got to go.<p>Most of us crave a more organized home but, even with our best intentions, going through the decluttering process can be tricky.<p>A lot of the time it's because we simply don't know what to get rid of. 'But what if I need it?' is a common refrain among …

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How To Stop Hoarding With Clutter: Take Pictures Instead

Picture your favorite childhood stuffed animal. Are you clinging to it even though neither you nor anyone else in your household has played with that …

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Marie Kondo

How to Build a Minimalist Capsule Wardrobe

If you've ever felt exhausted by the number of little choices you have to make every day, you're not alone. That exhaustion is a real thing called …

Clothing

Three Reasons Why You Are Not Organized & What To Do About It

<b>The following is a guest post about the reasons you are not organized from regular contributor, Morgan from Morganize with Me.</b><p>When helping others …

Personal Organizing

The Island Residence: A Stunning Minimalist Home Hidden in the Trees

One of the key elements of Minimalist design is limiting interior clutter to make room for appreciating the exterior views. It’s about blending …

Architecture

A teacher walks out of the classroom in quest for what sparks joy

Stephanie Kennelly is a third-grade teacher who walks with purpose, a smile on her face and an iPad under her arm.Stephanie Kennelly is taking a …

Marie Kondo

Marie Kondo says this one thing could be holding you back from falling in love

What’s the secret to dressing better, falling in love and overall feeling happier? It might be as simple as cleaning your house.<p>That’s according to professional organizer Marie Kondo, who developed a decluttering technique now known as KonMari. Her first book, “The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying …

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PODCAST: The Minimalists' Approach To Life

Listen to the full episode here:<p>Authors, podcasters and filmmakers Joshua Fields Millburn and Ryan Nicodemus once had lucrative, corporate careers which they thought would provide them with contentment. Instead, they found themselves depleted and depressed. Childhood friends, together they went in …

How to live together in peace when your organizing styles are at war

Opposites attract, or so they say, and in many ways this phenomenon can work out well for a couple - they complement each other's interests, styles and habits. But one area in which a couple's differences can make living together less than harmonious is home organization.<p>I've worked with many …

Home

Let’s Go Places: How to Try Out a Tiny Home on Wheels

When you picture a tiny home, you probably picture a traditional one: a small cabin that looks like a miniature version of a house, right? The truth …

Tiny House Movement

The scourge of minimalism – why it's too hard to chuck out hard-earned belongings

My husband's ruthless desire to de-clutter has clashed with my compulsive hoarding.<p>There is a battle of wills raging in my home...<p>My husband has …

5 Ways I've Journeyed into a Slower Lifestyle

I recently walked into a store in Portland, Maine that goes by the name of k colette. I walked in because I saw the books in the window display, …

Downsizing is a big job - but don't put it off

Felicity Price in her family room filled with books and treasures. Twenty-eight years of accumulating stuff is a habit that is hard to break.<p><b>OPINION:</b> …

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22 Useful Tips And Tricks For Anyone Living In A Small Space

Because you need room to breathe and stretch your limbs once in a while.<p>Posted on July 16, 2017, 17:01 GMT<p>Jenny Chang / BuzzFeed<p><i>We hope you love the products we recommend! Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a small share of sales from the links on this page.</i><p>We asked the BuzzFeed Community to …

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6 Closet Organisation Tips I Learned Straight From an Ikea Pro

Marie Kondo once said, "Storage should reduce the effort needed to put things away, not the effort needed to get them out." From personal experience, …

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5 things a decluttering expert would never buy

Goodbye clutter!<p>Have you ever found yourself trying to clear out a cupboard/ wardrobe/ floordrobe/ random shoebox, and thinking ‘I wish I'd never bought that!’ as you throw away yet another unused item?<p>Accumulating new stuff is a constant guilty pleasure for many of us, but it can lead to homes …

What Living Like a Minimalist Actually Looks Like

Have you noticed the word “minimalism” popping up all over the place lately? Blogs, books, social media, podcasts, TV segments—it’s definitely a hot …

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'Organized Enough: The anti-perfectionist's guide to getting and staying organized" (book review)

<b>This is the perfect book for those who want a sort-of tidy house, but find Marie Kondo and the minimalists far too intense.</b><p>“Organized Enough” is the …

Sustainability

30 life lessons from 30 years

<i>Joshua Fields Millburn wrote the essay, "30 Life Lessons From 30 Years" on The Minimalists.</i><p>I recently turned 30, and during the journey I’ve learned a great deal. Following are 30 of the most important life lessons from my first 30 years on this planet.<p>1. <b>We must love</b>.<p>You know the saying, “It’s …

Health

Minimalist DIY: Taking on a 30-Day Workshop Purge

I hit my head hard a few days ago. It hurt. A lot. It was one of those moments when the pain made everything else just fade away for a moment then …

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Lean and Mean: Power of Minimalism in UI Design.

Simple doesn’t primitive. Less isn’t vague. Short doesn’t say little. Air doesn’t equal emptiness. Today we are talking about minimalism.<p>In the book …

Digital Design

Lessons on Minimalism from the Beach

I recently had the opportunity to spend a week at the beach in southern Florida. For the entire week, the weather was beautiful, sunny, and warm, …

Beaches

The Minimalist Kamiuma House by CHOP + ARCHI

Kamiuma House is a minimalist residence located in Tokyo, Japan, designed by CHOP + ARCHI. The home is situated within a dense residential …

Architecture

Designer Spotlight: LA Closet Design Rolls Out Game-Changing Fully Organized Gym Bag

<i>Designer Spotlight is a regular column focusing on style/design and the professional woman.</i><p>Design firm <i>LA Closet Design</i>, best known for organizing and designing dream wardrobe closets for Hollywood celebrities, has recently created a multi-purpose, fully-functional gym bag, LAMove Tote, that …

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Minimalist ‘tiny houses’ fill up modern Beijing hostel

Muji vibes!<p>A number of new, high-design hostels are trying to build-in new ways for guests to connect with each other, ranging from harnessing social media to installing giant net hammocks. For the new “Together Hostel” in Beijing, the big idea is an open space filled with a modern encampment, …

Architecture

Minimalist White House With A Luxury Touch

The Remember House, clad in opaque dark panels, stands in sharp contrast to its surrounds. It sits on a thin, sloping parcel of land in San …

Houses

After a parent is gone, how to let go of sentimental things

<i>Joshua Fields Millburn wrote the essay, "Letting Go of Sentimental Things" on The Minimalists.</i><p>My mother died in 2009. She lived a thousand miles away, and it was my responsibility to vacate her apartment in Florida. It was a small, one-bedroom place, but it was packed wall-to-wall with her …

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