Money & Shopping

If You Don’t Want Any Gifts

During this time of year, there’s so much gift-giving that takes place. It can be exhausting to shop for others, but it can also be exhausting to let others know what you’d like to recieve, especially when you’re in the middle of decluttering and hoping to avoid gaining new possessions. Here are a few ways… Continue reading If You Don’t Want Any Gifts

Money & Shopping

Minimalist Gift Ideas

With Christmas right around the corner, a lot of people are in shopping mode right now. It can be difficult to get people gifts that you know they for sure use and/or appreciate. Sometimes we end up spending a lot more money than we need to on something the other person won’t really care for.… Continue reading Minimalist Gift Ideas

Uncategorized

You’ll Still Be Loved

People can see the worst parts of you and still love you. It can feel so scary to be vulnerable with other people - to open up to someone for the first time, or even the second or hundredth time. You never know how they’ll react until you’ve said that thing that scares you. You’ll… Continue reading You’ll Still Be Loved

Lifestyle & Mindset

On Living in the Present

“It was easier back then.” “It was more fun before.” “Those friends understood me better.” These are all thoughts I’ve had, and I know some of the people around me have had similar ones recently. It’s so easy to get caught up in how good the past was. We idealize our past circumstances and friendships… Continue reading On Living in the Present

Organization

What Should A Minimalist’s Living Space Look Like?

A lot of times, when I see minimalist living spaces online, there seems to be a somewhat common theme. The spaces tend to be pretty black and white - or mostly white. There isn’t much color in general or much art on the walls. And while there’s nothing wrong with that type of setting, it’s… Continue reading What Should A Minimalist’s Living Space Look Like?

Organization

How to Speed Up Your Morning Routine

I’m not much of a morning person. Usually, I have a hard time just getting out of bed in the morning. This means I’m pretty slow at getting ready but also often end up sleeping longer than I should in the mornings. So I’ve learned a few ways to speed up my morning routine while… Continue reading How to Speed Up Your Morning Routine

Money & Shopping

Money-Saving Tips

I’ve never been great at budgeting or consistently saving up money. When I started working and getting paychecks, I didn’t put that much thought into how much money I had to spend and how much I needed to save in order to be okay. Then I’d go out and accidentally spend more than I should… Continue reading Money-Saving Tips

Decluttering

Decluttering Tips for New Minimalists

Start small. Small victories will help you feel accomplished and therefore help you stay motivated in the process. So start with some small areas that will be relatively easy to deal with. Choose a few drawers or maybe a bathroom to sort through. The ideal starting point will have quite a bit you want to… Continue reading Decluttering Tips for New Minimalists

Wardrobe

How Much Clothes Do You Need?

There are a lot of different methods out there for decluttering your wardrobe. There are various challenges that are meant to help you figure out how you’d do with a smaller wardrobe. These can serve as great starting points or guides to help you figure out how to deal with your own wardrobe. But if… Continue reading How Much Clothes Do You Need?

Lifestyle & Mindset

Finding Balance in Minimalism

Minimalism isn’t a cookie cutter type of lifestyle, nor should it be. It’s different for every person who practices this approach to life. While I often give some guidelines or ideas about what to get rid of or how to make this lifestyle work for you, the goal isn’t for your version of minimalism to… Continue reading Finding Balance in Minimalism

Wardrobe

Don’t Limit the Colors in Your Wardrobe (If You Don’t Want To)

Note: I’ve written a similar post to this before, but I’ve learned a bit more since then. So basically this is an updated version. When you have a lot of clothes, it’s somewhat easy to have a large variety of colors represented in your wardrobe and still be able to create at least one outfit… Continue reading Don’t Limit the Colors in Your Wardrobe (If You Don’t Want To)

Lifestyle & Mindset

Take Care of Yourself

When we talk about self-care, we often refer to bubble baths, spa days, or lying in bed all day reading a book. Essentially, we talk about all the little treats we want to give ourselves for surviving the stresses of life. And while these indulgences are nice and can help us decompress, that’s not all… Continue reading Take Care of Yourself

Organization

How to Create a Functional To-Do List

If you’re trying to be organized and get a lot of tasks done, then you likely have a to-do list. Here are a few tips for getting the most out of your to-do list.   Write tasks down as they come up. If something comes up that you need to get done, add it to… Continue reading How to Create a Functional To-Do List

Wardrobe

Reasons to Buy Clothing Secondhand

One life change I’ve been working to make is to shop less for clothing. I know I have just about everything I could need to put together enough outfits on any given week, so I’m trying to spend less time and money shopping for new clothes. However, when I do choose to shop, I try… Continue reading Reasons to Buy Clothing Secondhand

Lifestyle & Mindset

Giving Gifts as a Minimalist

Once choice a lot of people make when they decide they’d like to pursue minimalism is that they stop shopping are at least shop a lot less. But then someone’s birthday rolls around, or a holiday, and it’s tricky to know what to do. It’s not like the gift would add to your own clutter,… Continue reading Giving Gifts as a Minimalist