90 Clutter-Free Gift Ideas

The following post is from Rachel of The Minimalist Mom: Are you getting complaints that you're impossible to buy for since you de-clutterred your home and possessions? Or do you have a simple living enthusiast in your life that you're struggling to find a gift for? Here is a list of 90 clutter-free gifts to…

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5 Quick & Simple Tips for a Clutter-Free Home

The following post is from Becky of Organizing Made Fun: Clutter is a seven letter word in our home. It's one of the things I work hard to eliminate. Here are a few things that I've done to help keep my clutter from taking over. 1. I have a strict "one in one out" rule.…

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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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Why Simple Is So Much Work

The following post is from Rachel of The Minimalist Mom: Mandi set a blistering pace with her Simplifying for Fall Challenge in August. I followed along, even got a head start the week before, and it still took me two weeks to simplify a half dozen areas of our home. Simplifying my home, schedule and…

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Giving Up Juice Simplified Our Life
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Giving Up Juice Simplified Our Life

The following post is from Rachel of The Minimalist Mom: It seems like such a small thing and such an innocuous item to have in your pantry, refrigerator or freezer. Juice. I grew up with juice. I drank orange juice and lemonade. My mother bought the frozen concentrate cans and mixed it up in pitchers.…

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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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10 Ways to Simplify Your Home and Life Today

The following guest post is from Lorilee of Loving Simple Living.com: Feeling overwhelmed? Stressed out? Crazy? You need some simplifying. Life gets so full. Full of homework papers, dishes, plastic toys, mail, laundry, library books, and so much more. Home should be a place to enjoy and de-stress instead of a place that just reminds…

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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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7 Reasons Your Kitchen Counters Are Cluttered

The following post is from Joshua of Becoming Minimalist: There's something very refreshing and life-giving about a clean, uncluttered kitchen counter. It sets tone and culture for the entire home. It communicates calm and order. It promotes opportunity and possibility (who enjoys cooking in a cluttered kitchen?). Not to mention, it saves time and promotes…

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