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
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
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?
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
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?
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
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)
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
One big advantage to having a smaller wardrobe is that it’s often so much easier to figure out what to wear in the morning. The reason for this is that a smaller wardrobe means that you wear everything regularly and therefore you know which pieces work together and how they fit you. But at the… Continue reading How to Curate an Effortless Wardrobe
Shopping for clothing that has been previously owned can often be seen in a negative light, but it's inexpensive and helpful to the environment. So if that's something you're interested in doing, here are a few tips to help you make the most of your thrift shopping experience. Try out online secondhand clothing sites. There… Continue reading Tips for Buying Secondhand Clothing
Have you ever decluttered and then found that just a few months later you need to go through the process again? I’ve written before about how to keep your wardrobe minimal, but that’s not the only area that needs to be maintained in order to avoid new clutter. While some of the wardrobe tips can… Continue reading How to Avoid Building Up Clutter Again
When people choose to start living with less, this usually means they start working on decluttering their belongings. Decluttering can end up meaning that we hurt the environment, though, because we end up adding so many items to the landfill. It can be easy to simply want to throw everything in the dumpster and never… Continue reading 3 Tips for Decluttering Mindfully