A Comprehensive Guide to Neat and Tidy Room-by-Room Decluttering

Organizing your home entirely is always a big deal whether you consider it as a curtailing effort or you want to do that to simply make your life easy. One fine morning, if you wish to declutter your home altogether then it will end up being a huge hassle. Hence, this episode should be always…

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Organizing versus simplifying

Andrea Dekker is our expert contributor for this month's Live course module: Simplify. When I read these words in one of her posts, I immediately copied them down because they are so true and illuminating: "ORGANIZING is very different than SIMPLIFYING. ORGANIZING is a temporary fix while SIMPLIFYING is a completely different way of doing life.…

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Stress-free fall cleaning

I don't know what it is exactly about the approach of a new season that makes me want to clean and organize, but it happens every time. Each spring as I throw open the windows, I begin to purge and organized, and I get the same irresistible urge just months later as we march toward…

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Treat Yourself to These Luxuries of Simplicity

The following post is from Rachel of The Minimalist Mom: Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication. - Leonardo Da Vinci Many people equate minimalism or voluntary simplicity with austerity or deprivation. They picture minimalism as cold hard days with the most basic of meals and a home that echos with emptiness- instead of seeing what remains…

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When We Stop Making It Complicated

The following post is from Rachel of The Minimalist Mom: If you can't explain it to a six year-old, you don't understand it yourself. - Albert Einstein January is a wonderful time for change. You can see it in yourself and others. The big plans and the resolutions. I will run this much, I will…

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A No-Gift Christmas with Kids

The following post is from Rachel of The Minimalist Mom: Heather Greenwood Davis's family is having their second no gift Christmas. Heather and her husband took their two sons on an around the world adventure for a year and living out of backpacks changed their views on what they really need. Not only because they…

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5 Awesome Free Things to Do on Black Friday

The following post is from Rachel of The Minimalist Mom: Are you a Black Friday shopper? Last year 225 million people went shopping the day after Thanksgiving. That's one in three Americans. Some of them camped out overnight and missed Thanksgiving with their family in the name of a good deal. Now, I love a…

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7 Real Tips For Beating Clutter

The following post is from Rachel of The Minimalist Mom: Waiting in the doctor's office I spied a title on the cover of a magazine: 7 Ways to Beat Clutter. I'm always looking for interesting ways to get rid of stuff. A few flips of the magazine pages, and I'm at the two page spread…

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The Time Cost of Our Stuff

You’ve probably thought about the cost of various knickknacks, doodads and gadgets around your home — at least for a minute or two — but have you ever stopped to think about the time cost of these same items? How much time do you spend moving things? Cleaning them? Thinking about them? According to Julie…

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Should You Keep Your Fat (or Thin) Clothes?

The following post is from Rachel of The Minimalist Mom: My husband lost 50 pounds recently. Ironically, his health quest started almost to the day that I found out I was pregnant with our second child. In six months he lost 50 pounds by watching his diet and running and lifting weights. At 43, he…

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