5 Blogs To Help You Lead A Minimalist Lifestyle

5 must-read minimalist blogs

Every January, people across the globe make a goal of living a more simple and clutter-free life. We all have our take on being minimalist and how best to achieve it. Here are five minimalist blogs you should be reading to help you on your way!      

 

The Minimalists – Josh and Ryan write about what it means to really live a better life by freeing yourself from all the possessions and items that make us seem happy on the surface. Continue Reading

Basement Purging (is a State of Mind)

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In order to rid yourself of junk, materials, and seemingly valuable items you might use someday, it takes a split second change in your mindset. I must have gotten this gear shifting ability from my dad. When we moved, the one and only time while I was growing up, we got rid of everything. He had no sentiment about things and stuff.

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This weekend I went into that zone and rifled through my beloved fabrics, paper, supplies and purged, purged, purged.  Continue Reading

Furniture Recycling: What Goes Around…

 created on: 12/26/08

 Still oozing with holiday generosity? Clean up and declutter your space, load up unused and unwanted furniture and accessories and…

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 drop them off at a local thrift shop. You may be surprised to learn about the missions and expansive programs supported in part by these community arms of the larger organizations. From adult drug rehab, to job training, to scholarships for the grandchildren of veterans, these unassuming re-sale shops are consistent contributors to valuable program funding. Continue Reading

How to Become an Unclutterer

According to organization guru Erin Doland and editor-in-chief of Unclutterer.com, ‘The main difference between being someone who is just clean and someone who is an unclutterer is that unclutterers look for permanent solutions.’ To get us all started down the road to an uncluttered life, we need to ask ourselves these questions:            

1. ‘What process is in place for papers that come into your home or office? If you don’’t have a process already, take a few minutes and set one up in the location where those papers arrive. Continue Reading

15 Great Decluttering Tips

  1. Declutter for 15 minutes every day.
  2. Don’t allow things into the house in the first place.
  3. Donate stuff you’re decluttering.
  4. Create a Joe’s Goals chart with decluttering on it.
  5. Start at the corner by the door and move your way around the room.
  6. Whenever you’re boiling the kettle for tea, tidy up the kitchen.
  7. Use the “one in, two out” rule.
  8. Make your storage space smaller.
  9. Clothing rule.
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