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

Decluttering

How to Avoid Building Up Clutter Again

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

Decluttering, Lifestyle & Mindset

What Minimalists Should Get Rid Of

I’ve seen so many articles, videos, and blog posts out there where a minimalist will mention pretty specific examples of items he or she believes everyone should get rid of. These range from stuffed animals to old magazines to anything you have more than one of. And while I understand the idea behind this type… Continue reading What Minimalists Should Get Rid Of

Wardrobe

Keeping Color in a Small Wardrobe

I’ve been decluttering my wardrobe a lot over the past few months, getting rid of the pieces that no longer fit me or that I don’t actually like wearing. Something I’ve ended up realizing is that decluttering can often lead to having a not-so-colorful wardrobe. This is usually because it’s easier to create more outfits… Continue reading Keeping Color in a Small Wardrobe

Lifestyle & Mindset

When Are You Minimalist Enough?

When I first started decluttering, I hadn’t really learned much about what it meant to be a minimalist. All I knew was that I was tired of owning clothes that didn’t fit right or that I never wore. I started slowly working my way through my wardrobe and getting rid of pieces were uncomfortable, didn’t… Continue reading When Are You Minimalist Enough?

Lifestyle & Mindset

How Minimalism Has Helped My Mental Health

A few months ago I decided to take the journey toward minimalism. I had already started decluttering, but it wasn’t until I looked into it a little more that I realized I really wanted to strive toward a minimalist, intentional lifestyle. If you’re unsure about what minimalism is, I’ve liked this particular definition best: “Minimalism… Continue reading How Minimalism Has Helped My Mental Health

Money & Shopping

4 Ways to Treat Yourself While on a Budget

Self-care is really important to me. That doesn’t always mean pampering myself, but when it does, I’ve often ended up splurging in order to treat myself. Pedicures massages, or a trip to Starbucks can be a great way to relax, but they’re not the only option. Self-care means a lot of things. It means taking… Continue reading 4 Ways to Treat Yourself While on a Budget

Decluttering, Wardrobe

Ways to Maintain a Minimalist Wardrobe

I recently wrote a post about decluttering your wardrobe and ways to reorganize it. The tips were pretty general, and they were aimed at people who are just starting out in the decluttering process or who were just interested in reorganizing their wardrobe. However, I want to go into more detail about how to keep… Continue reading Ways to Maintain a Minimalist Wardrobe

Decluttering, Lifestyle & Mindset

Decluttering on Social Media

Throughout this new journey toward a minimalistic lifestyle, I’ve found myself reevaluating my online life. Like most people, I have several social media accounts and spend plenty of time on the internet, both on my phone and on my laptop. I’ve been trying to come up with ways to figure out how I can cut… Continue reading Decluttering on Social Media

Decluttering

Some Benefits of Decluttering

I’ve recently been looking into the minimalistic lifestyle and reading a lot on decluttering and downsizing one’s possession’s. From all this research I’ve done, I’ve found that there are a lot of benefits to having a clean living space. However, I didn’t really understand these benefits until I started to declutter my own space. I… Continue reading Some Benefits of Decluttering

Organization, Wardrobe

Clothing Storage Tips

Decluttering your wardrobe is an ongoing process. I’ve been working on getting to a place where I’m happy with every piece of clothing I own for the past few months, and I think I’m basically there at this point. In the process, I’ve moved from hanging most of my clothes to folding it. The only… Continue reading Clothing Storage Tips

Lifestyle & Mindset

What Living Simply Means to Me

As you might have read on a previous post, I’ve decided I want to declutter and live more simply. However, this is something that I’m already struggling with, as I own a lot of things. There are a lot of objects I own that were gifted to me or that bring back special memories. Moreover,… Continue reading What Living Simply Means to Me

Lifestyle & Mindset

Beginning My Journey Towards Minimalism

I’ve recently become interested in the minimalistic lifestyle. I’ve known about this kind of lifestyle for quite some time, but it wasn’t until recently that I really started looking into it. I’ve been listening to the podcast by The Minimalists. (It’s on iTunes and Soundcloud, as well a couple other places. You should definitely check… Continue reading Beginning My Journey Towards Minimalism

Lifestyle & Mindset

On Letting People In

How do you say, “I need you” without letting yourself become vulnerable? I wish I knew. Because sometimes I really do need you, but I just don’t know how to put the words together. In the past, I’ve allowed myself to become vulnerable with all the wrong people. So because of that, I think I’m… Continue reading On Letting People In