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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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
source: Suzette Pauwels

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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