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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5 Ways to Choose Less and Simplify More

The following post is from Rachel of The Minimalist Mom: "As the number of choices grows further, the negatives escalate until we become overloaded. At this point, choice no longer liberates, but debilitates. It might even be said to tyrannize." ~Barrry Schwartz, The Paradox of Choice: Why More is Less The worst thing about living…

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Use It or Lose It: The Case for Giving, Donating or Selling Instead of Storing

The following post is from Rachel of The Minimalist Mom: The phrase "Use It Or Lose It" came to mind recently as I organized our cloth diapering supplies. They had been boxed up for close to two years and after one wash the elastics in the legs and back fell apart. Admittedly, I was surprised.…

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What to Do with Old Technology

The following post is from Michelle of Mommy Misadventures: Today's consumer technology advancements means that many of us are on a constant upgrading treadmill, moving on to the latest and greatest mobile device/printer/laptop/desktop, etc. But what to do with your “old” technology? Here's a few tips to help you get the most use out of…

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Three Steps to Wanting Less

The following post is from Rachel of The Minimalist Mom: I grew up wanting a lot more than I had. Six kids + one parent = a lot of hand-me-downs. I thought my life would be so much better if I just had the right clothing, jeans with a Guess triangle symbol on the back…

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De-clutter Before You Spring Clean

The following post is from Becky of Clean Mama: Ready to start spring cleaning?   Did you de-clutter first?  If you want your spring cleaning to be effective and worth the time and effort, put in a little time before you start the cleaning process to de-clutter.  Why?  It's like prepping for a painting project. You have…

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The Simplest Gift

The following post is from Rachel of The Minimalist Mom: “One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well.” ~Virginia Woolf We've received some lovely little clothes for our second son since he arrived. Lovely notes in the mail and hugs and texts and emails of congratulations. Along with the…

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