De-clutter Before You Spring Clean

The following post is from Becky of Clean Mama: De-clutter Before You Spring Clean 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…

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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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How I Remember to Return

The following post is from Andrea of AndreaDekker.com: I'm always an advocate for borrowing something versus buying something whenever possible. Not only do we save money by borrowing, we also save so much space in our home by not storing things we don't need on a regular basis. Plus, I personally feel like borrowing (and…

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Read more about the article 7 Ways to Stay Organized All Year Long
source: Organizing Made Fun

7 Ways to Stay Organized All Year Long

The following post is from Becky of Organizing Made Fun: 7 Ways to Stay Organized All Year Long Most of us make goals or resolutions at some point in our lives, whether or not it's at the beginning of the new year doesn't really matter. But, many of us seem to do it at the…

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Read more about the article In Defense of a Small Home Library
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In Defense of a Small Home Library

The following post is from Rachel of The Minimalist Mom: The most contentious area to simplify or minimize in a home? Books. Nothing has raised hackles or eyebrows more than our decision to reduce our home library from a few hundred titles to a few dozen. While radically de-cluttering our home I boxed up most…

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Read more about the article What’s the One Thing Every Home Needs? White Space
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What’s the One Thing Every Home Needs? White Space

The following  guest post is from  Brooke of Slow Your Home: As far as minimalism goes, I would consider myself on the fringes. One who, like Joshua Becker, embraces the idea of rational minimalism.One who loves the simplicity of living in an uncluttered home and the peace that brings. At the same time I want…

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Maybe the Answer is Owning Less

The following post is from Joshua of Becoming Minimalist: “Anything you cannot relinquish when it has outlived its usefulness possesses you, and in this materialistic age a great many of us are possessed by our possessions.” - Peace Pilgrim Four years ago, we sold, donated, or discarded over 60% our possessions. We removed clothes, furniture,…

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