Dealing with 3 Common Roadblocks to Downsizing


Mark Twain wrote, “I am an old man and have known a great many troubles, but most of them never happened.” In other words, it’s often the trouble in our minds that cause us the most anguish. This conceit can be very true for those of us looking to downsize. […] Read more »

5 Reasons to Become a Minimalist


I don’t think it’s news to anyone that I’m a huge fan of minimalism. Minimalism has enhanced my life so much that I want to share it with anyone who will listen. It has helped me find the answers to some of life’s more important questions like: Will my life be complete without this […] Read more »

32 Tips on Becoming a Minimalist


So, the apartment. It’s small, much much smaller than our sprawling 2800 square foot cape cod. Just 1050 square feet to be exact. Three bedrooms, five people, and two dogs, it should be interesting. So, as we prepare for this journey, I’ve realized we have way too much stuff. We […] Read more »

Embracing Minimalism Instead of Habitual Decluttering


But I have come to realize that decluttering can be addictive in and of itself, and though decluttering is spoken of frequently here on the blog, it’s not the end goal to have everyone just decluttering. The addictive decluttering I’m talking about here is very different than Compulsive Decluttering, which is a form […] Read more »

Let Go of These 10 Items to Jumpstart Decluttering


Decluttering is usually the first step people take to simplify their lives. It is often the easiest and most effective place to begin. Removing the excess from our homes naturally encourages us to look at the more challenging, often hidden things that also complicate our lives: debt, busyness, mental clutter, just […] Read more »