• 5 Habits I Changed to Become More Minimal

    5 habits to start minimalism

    I changed 5 habits to become more minimal.  Changing your habits will make living with less easier. Living with less is easy if you just decluttered your entire home.  Now continuing to live with less and keeping your home clutter free isn’t as easy.  I realized early on in my decluttering process that I was going to have to change some habits.  I needed new habits, that didn’t involve shopping or wanting to shop, to replace my old habits. Avoid Ads No more TV for me! Before we cut the cable connection I never realized how many advertisements are on a typical show.  I know I wasn’t that swayed by…

  • MINIMALIST CHALLENGE

    Yesterday I did a minimalist challenge.  The challenge is to go through your house and try to gather 60 + items to get rid of or donate in 60 minutes. I thought this would be so super easy, but turned out that it wasn’t!  Literally the day before I did this challenge I had gone through Emmett’s room and other parts of the house and filled an entire black trash bag with stuff to give away.  So then I decided to do this challenge and realized, there weren’t a lot of easy things laying around.  So I really had to dig deep into places that I would normally over look.  This…

  • Minimalism at Christmas Time

    Reusable gift bag for Christmas gifts

    This is our first Christmas with a minimalist mentality.  I am viewing Christmas and gifts completely different than I use to.  Here are a few things that have changed since last year. Shopping for gifts In the past I would shop and gather gifts for months leading up to Christmas.  I always hated heading out at the last minute and feeling rushed.  The only thing is when you start gathering stuff way ahead of time you end up with a lot of gifts, and sometimes you end up buying things you don’t really NEED. This year I didn’t buy anything ahead of time.  On November 30th I went to Target…