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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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Read more about the article 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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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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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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You Own Your Money… It Doesn’t Have to Own You

The following post is from Joshua of Becoming Minimalist: You Own Your Money... It Doesn't Have to Own You 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,…

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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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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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7 Fun Ways to Start Decluttering

The following post is from Joshua of Becoming Minimalist: source: LeansAs I have done more and more speaking on the topics of decluttering, simplicity, and living with less, I have begun to notice some recurring themes emerge. Interestingly enough, regardless of venue, people ask many of the exact same questions. They want to know about…

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Read more about the article Organizing and Decluttering Children’s Toys: The Ultimate Guide
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Organizing and Decluttering Children’s Toys: The Ultimate Guide

In the wake of Christmas or "birthday month" in September (when three of our girls celebrate their birthdays in a span of three weeks), I always find myself wondering if I'm ever going to get the toys organized and put away. With two aunts, three sets of grandparents and several sets of great grandparents and…

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