7 Fun Ways to Start Decluttering

The following post is from Joshua of Becoming Minimalist: As 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 holiday…

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How to Stop Letting Advertisers Control Your Life

The following post is from Joshua of Becoming Minimalist: The idea living a simple, organized life is incredibly complicated these days by modern propaganda. Commercials and advertisements work tirelessly to convince us that products manufactured on assembly lines will make us insanely happy. But in reality they make us more insane than happy. The goal of Madison Avenue is to increase…

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5 Declutter Tactics You Can Implement Today

The following post is from Laura of I'm an Organizing Junkie: Here's the thing:  Your piles of stuff and mountains of clutter aren't going to go away on their own.  As much as we'd like it all to disappear overnight while we sleep, it's not going to magically happen.  Unless of course you happen to…

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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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Downsizing Your Home, Downsizing Your Life

The following post is from Elvie of Elvie's Essentials: When situations turned and we had to move, I was faced with downsizing. We had to leave out 3-story home in the country for an apartment in the city. Then, a couple years later we had to downsize again to a single-floor home. After 10 years…

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Minimalism Our Way

The following post is from Joshua of Becoming Minimalist: In May 2008, my family of four decided to become minimalist. And since then, we have been on a journey to define what that means. We live in suburbia. We have two small children. We are active in our community. We love to entertain and show…

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Maximizing Your Kitchen Space: Dealing with Counter Clutter

In the comments left on kitchen organizing posts, one of the most frequent problems people share is dealing with clutter on their counters: My biggest kitchen challenge is having enough counter space, since the kitchen often serves and the first (and last) rest stop for many odd items (junk mail, missing toy/puzzle pieces/artwork from preschool,…

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Avoid Decluttering by Keeping the Clutter Out Altogether

Hi. My name is Mandi, and I am a habitual declutterer. Every few months, I begin to feel this uneasiness as closets and drawers naturally move from order toward disorder, and I begin my cycle of organizing and decluttering my home once again. Without fail, I'm always surprised by the size of my giveaway pile,…

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A Great Summer Activity For Your Kids AND Your Home

The following post is from Laura of I'm an Organizing Junkie: My kids finished school last Tuesday and with that comes the long days of summer ahead. I've seen many summer activity lists and suggestions floating around the internet over the last month.  What I haven't seen on any of those lists however is an…

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Put an End to Closet Chaos {Project 333}
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Put an End to Closet Chaos {Project 333}

The following guest post is from Courtney of Be More with Less and Project 333: If any of the following statements ring a bell, you may be suffering from closet chaos: Looking through your closet you think, “I have nothing to wear”. You bought the same shirt in 3 different colors. There is clothing in…

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