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)

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

Decluttering, Lifestyle & Mindset

Mental Decluttering Tips

When it comes to decluttering, we usually focus on our physical space. It’s equally important, though, to worry about keeping a clear mind as well. Here are a few tips to help you avoid feeling like your mind is getting cluttered with junk. Decide which things you care about most. It’s easy to say yes… Continue reading Mental Decluttering Tips

Organization

How to Keep a Clean Living Space

Getting organized isn’t always that difficult. The hard part is making sure everything stays that way. You spend a day or two moving items around and placing them in just the right way. Then when you need to use those items, they don’t get placed back and the system gets ruined. Get rid of items… Continue reading How to Keep a Clean Living Space

Lifestyle & Mindset

Buy Experiences, Not Things

If you’re trying to declutter your life and purchase less items, then you’re doing a lot less casual shopping. And if this was previously one of your go-to activities, you might be having a hard time figuring out what to do for fun instead. Here are a few ways you can still go out and… Continue reading Buy Experiences, Not Things

Decluttering, Money & Shopping

Consuming Media as a Minimalist

Consuming different types of media, such as books, magazines, TV shows, movies, or YouTube videos can be a lot of fun. It’s entertaining and often educational. But DVDs, CDs, books, and other items such as these can end up taking up a lot of space. Get a library card - and use it. Instead of… Continue reading Consuming Media as a Minimalist

Lifestyle & Mindset

Applying Minimalism to Life with a Pet

When I got my pet bunny Yoda, I was just starting to get into the idea of minimalism and of living with less. I wasn’t yet deep into the decluttering process and wasn’t yet aware of how much my mindset was about to change. Having him has been a wonderful experience so far, and I… Continue reading Applying Minimalism to Life with a Pet

Money & Shopping

Items I Always Purchase (Without Regrets)

While I’ve been trying to spend less money in the past year and hopefully slowly save up (I haven’t exactly had a large income in the last almost-year), that hasn’t kept me from spending money on items and events that I genuinely enjoy. If it brings me joy, provides me with fun memories, or makes… Continue reading Items I Always Purchase (Without Regrets)

Decluttering

How Decluttering Has Simplified My Life

I talk a lot about decluttering. How to do it, what you should get rid of, what I’ve gotten rid of… And while I’ve talked about it before, I’d like to go back to why I’ve been decluttering and what it is about owning less that is so appealing today. So today I’m sharing with… Continue reading How Decluttering Has Simplified My Life

Decluttering, My Life & Thoughts

Why Sentimental Items Are So Important to Me

If you know anything about me from reading this blog, it’s that I like to keep my life and possessions pretty decluttered. While I try to let go of as much as I can and only hold onto the items that I believe truly add value to my life in some way, I also can… Continue reading Why Sentimental Items Are So Important to Me

Money & Shopping, Wardrobe

Tips for Buying Secondhand Clothing

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