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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Strategies for Decluttering Your Kitchen

The kitchen is easily the biggest clutter magnet in most homes for a couple of reasons: 1. Everyday clutter covers the counters and table since the kitchen is often the "heart of the home" and a temporary resting place for a million different things. 2. Within kitchen cabinets and drawers, many people have tons of…

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You Own Your Money… It Doesn't Have to Own You

The following post is from Joshua of Becoming Minimalist: For the past several years, I have been writing about the importance of finding simplicity in life... about aligning our lives with our greatest passions. The possession of money is not contrary to a simplified life, but a simplified life is not possible if money possesses…

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{30} Things to Declutter

I am counting down the days to my 30th birthday, and I couldn't be more excited! Truly! As I was brainstorming ways to celebrate here on the blog, I couldn't help but think that 30 lists of {30} items would be just about perfect for my type-A, list-making self. Join me for the next month…

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Making space for the sentimental

Last week I broke a Washington Redskins glass that had been passed down to us after my grandfather died. Although we do use the glasses regularly, we're extremely careful with them, and we had made it seven years without breaking one....until I knocked it off the shelf. It's ironic because I already had this post…

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9 Easy Ways to Eliminate Clutter

I think it's pretty safe to say that most Life Your Way readers are looking for ways to simplify their lives and eliminate clutter. Here are 9 relatively easy ways to eliminate common sources of clutter and get a little more organized in 2012: 1. Add Drawer Dividers Kitchen drawers can become a hot spot…

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A Helpful Guide to Owning Fewer Toys

The following post is from Joshua of Becoming Minimalist: Toys. Sometimes, they feel like they are everywhere. And with the holidays right around the corner, that feeling is likely going to be around awhile. Unless, of course, we do something about it. Just to be clear, although we have taken a number of steps to reduce the…

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