• How To Deal With Paper Clutter

    how to deal with paper clutter

    Today I am sharing how to deal with paper clutter as a minimalist family.  Before we started decluttering I kept our papers filed in a huge two drawer metal file cabinet.  This was full!  I felt decluttering paper was too overwhelming so I always put it off.  Once the decluttering was finished I wondered why I waited so long. Here are some tips on how to deal with paper clutter and how to avoid it all together. Immediately Recycle My number one tip to dealing with paper clutter is, don’t wait.  The second any paper, mail, projects, flyers, etc come into our home I deal with them immediately.  Junk mail,…

  • How To Organize Hall Closets – Quickly and Easily

    How to organize hall closets quickly and easily

    Today I am sharing how to organize hall closets quickly and easily.  Getting organized makes life so much easier and it isn’t as hard as it seems. Watch the video on how to organize hall closets quickly and easily. Take Everything Out Start the organizing process by taking everything out of your closets.  This is a very important step because it will make it a lot easier to see everything you have.  Even if you only have one closet I would still suggest emptying it out.  Taking everything out can be very overwhelming, but don’t worry this is the hardest part.  If you have a lot of closets you might…

  • What is Family Minimalism?

    What is Family Minimalism

    What is family minimalism to me and my family.  When I first found out about minimalism I didn’t see any minimalist families.  Most minimalists I saw were single or traveling couples.  While traveling sounds like a lot of fun, the thought of bringing two young kids makes it a lot less minimalist. I did a lot of research on minimalism.  Watching a lot of YouTube videos and reading a lot of simple living books.  Most of my research led me to decluttering and ways to simplify. This is when I decided to come up with my own definition of family minimalism.  Family minimalism (for us) is keeping the items that…

  • How to Update Old Furniture

    How to update old furniture

    Today I am sharing how to update old furniture.  There are so many cheap easy ways to update older furniture.  It just takes a little work and creativity. How to Update Old Furniture Video: Why Choose Old Furniture First I want to explain why older furniture is usually the better choice.  We had been searching for a buffet table for our dinning room.  Just a simple cupboard to store our table cloths and cook books.  The trouble was all of the affordable brand new furniture was very flimsy and lightweight.  It seemed the price for the new furniture did not meet the quality I expected.  In the end the obvious…