After all of the decluttering you’ve been doing, I’m sure you’re ready to make your home sparkling clean, right?! The good news is that we are covering that today and will be talking all about implementing a cleaning routine! [Read more…]
Believe it or not, spring is right around the corner! Even in Chicago we’ve been enjoying some
warm above freezing temperatures the past few days, and it’s been absolutely wonderful. Seeing as most of you are probably starting to get into spring cleaning mode, I thought this would be the perfect time to share some tips I use for simplifying the process of cleaning my own home. I’ll be breaking this Simplified Cleaning Series down into 4 parts throughout the course of the next 4 weeks.
The first and most essential part that we’ll be discussing today is decluttering. Why is this the most essential part? Well, the less clutter and stuff you have in your home, the less there is to clean. Who doesn’t want less to clean? I’ve talked about the mindset behind simplifying and downsizing, but now it’s time to get into the nitty-gritty of how to actually go about decluttering your home and simplifying your possessions. [Read more…]
I’m really excited to share some fun, non-clutter Easter basket ideas I’ve rounded up. I truly had a blast putting this together! [Read more…]
You can desire to make all the changes in the world, but if your mindset isn’t aligned with the actions you need to take in order to actually reach your goal, it’s going to be hard to turn your aspirations for a simpler life into reality.
It can be hard to change habits that have been created over a lifetime. While it is certainly no easy feat, I’m sharing some tips to hopefully assist you in developing the right mindset that will help you in your quest to downsize and simplify. [Read more…]
Can you believe Valentine’s Day is only a little over two weeks away? I love holidays (even of the Hallmark variety), and the chance to give gifts to my loved ones. Perhaps this isn’t the most minimalist approach, but I take great joy in finding gifts that I think they will enjoy and put to good use.
The worst kind of gift to me is one that ends up turning into clutter because it just sits around. I tend to gravitate towards consumable items as gift choices since they can either be used up or eaten within a matter of a few months, so they don’t leave a footprint in the receiver’s home for too long. My one exception is for items that aren’t necessarily consumable, but would prove to be extremely useful or very much enjoyed.
I have decided that if there is a good response to this post, I would really love to start up a whole series of non-clutter gift guides for each holiday as the year progresses. I really had a fun time putting this together 🙂 . Please share your thoughts and opinions with me after reading, as I’d appreciate any feedback!
For Valentine’s Day, I’ve put together a list of gift ideas for your Valentine(s) that goes beyond the typical flowers and box of chocolates (not that those wouldn’t be very much appreciated). You won’t find a single stuffed animal or useless knickknack on here. Who really needs more of those? Best of all, each and every one of these gifts ideas are under $10. [Read more…]
I have decided that 2015 is the year that will be completely free of any clothing purchases for myself. I was inspired by this personal challenge near the end of 2014 when it dawned on me that I had a somewhat large wardrobe, but kept wearing the same 10-15 comfortable and functional pieces that I love.
My decision to go without purchasing any clothes this year came as a result of three steps I walked myself through during the process of decluttering my closet. At the end of this process, I found the motivation that is driving me to complete the “Year of No Clothes” Challenge. [Read more…]