Simple Living

Simple Living and Minimalism

  • Why We Should Explore Crazy Ideas (+ a few of my crazy ideas)
    Whenever I think, “wouldn’t it be crazy if …” I can’t help but smile. Now that I’ve explored several of my crazy ideas and know what happens when I see one through, a new crazy idea is always intriguing. Before I got sick and answered my wake up call, and… ... read more
    Source: Be More With Less Published on 2017-09-19
    2 days ago
  • A Helpful Guide to Packing Lightly
    Note: This is a guest post from Natalie Sisson, Suitcase Entrepreneur. Packing lightly and effectively is a desired art. Much like travel, the more you do, the better you become at it. Until one day you wake up and feel like a pro as you whip out your perfectly… ... read more
    Source: Becoming Minimalist Published on 2017-09-18
    3 days ago
  • Inspiring Simplicity. Weekend Reads.
    Fill your life with stories to tell, not stuff to show. The simplicity/minimalism movement is a beautiful community. And I enjoy any opportunity to promote writing that encourages people to live more by owning less. So fix yourself a nice warm cup of coffee or tea. Find a quiet… ... read more
    Source: Becoming Minimalist Published on 2017-09-16
    5 days ago
  • 15 Ways to Leave Your Clutter (so you can find a little peace)
    I wrote an article called 50 (more) ways to leave your clutter in 2011 and thought it was time for an update. I turned to the lovely people on the Be More with Less Facebook page and asked for help. They told me their favorite ways to leave their clutter. Here… ... read more
    Source: Be More With Less Published on 2017-09-12
    1 week ago
  • “Does It Spark Joy?” Is the Wrong Decluttering Question
    When decluttering expert Marie Kondo published her ground-breaking book, The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up, hordes of grateful, stuff-encumbered readers around the world seized particularly on her question “Does it spark joy?” That was the criterion Kondo proposed for deciding whether to keep something. Does an item in your possession… ... read more
    Source: Becoming Minimalist Published on 2017-09-12
    1 week ago
  • The Internet is Broken (now what?)
    For this book giveaway, I asked the following question, “What would you do if the internet was broken for 3 days?” The answers ranged from “I’d catch up on reading with my dog curled up next to me.” to “Spend time in the backyard with my daughter rather than flicking… ... read more
    Source: Be More With Less Published on 2017-09-07
    2 weeks ago
  • Finding Meaning and Inspiration in the Mundane
    On September 4th, the New York Times published an important opinion piece titled, “You’ll Never Be Famous — And That’s O.K.” It’s important. The article, written by Emily Esfahani Smith, author of The Power of Meaning should probably be required reading for everyone. So, before anything else, go read… ... read more
    Source: Becoming Minimalist Published on 2017-09-06
    2 weeks ago
  • Inspiring Simplicity. Weekend Reads.
    There’s more to life than buying stuff. There are many wonderful people pursuing and promoting simplicity. Fortunately, some of them are gifted in communication and choose to encourage and inspire us with their words. I enjoy reading their unique perspective. I’m sure you will too. So fix yourself a… ... read more
    Source: Becoming Minimalist Published on 2017-09-02
    3 weeks ago
  • Morning Routine: 10 Teeny Tiny Things You can do to Start One
    A meaningful morning routine can make all the difference in how you move through your day, the way you treat other people and in how you feel. My morning routine has been on the fritz this summer. I haven’t been as consistent or engaged as I usually am. When I… ... read more
    Source: Be More With Less Published on 2017-08-31
    3 weeks ago
  • Let it Go: Inspiration to move through the fear of letting go
    Simplifying your life and living with less usually involves letting go. We have to let go of clutter, the fear of not having enough and many other things along the way. Even when you think you are ready, you may still struggle with the fear of letting go but with… ... read more
    Source: Be More With Less Published on 2017-08-26
    4 weeks ago
  • Get Uncluttered this Fall
    “I’ve decluttered before, but never with such purpose, and never delving deeper into the why’s or how’s of maintaining and owning less. Your course has been a blessing to me.” —Prue Lewis Uncluttered Uncluttered is a 12-week online course that we developed to help you own less, live more, and discover… ... read more
    Source: Becoming Minimalist Published on 2017-08-25
    4 weeks ago
  • Lessons Learned From Intentionally Letting Go
    “Use for yourself little, but give to others much.” —Albert Einstein When I was in middle school, I flew with my brother and sister to visit extended family. I placed a backpack full of my stuff in an overhead bin and buckled up. My favorite cassettes at the time… ... read more
    Source: Becoming Minimalist Published on 2017-08-21
    1 month ago
  • Inspiring Simplicity. Weekend Reads.
    Minimalism is the intentional promotion of the things we most value and the removal of everything that distracts us from it. It requires a conscious decision because it is a countercultural lifestyle that stands against the culture of overconsumption that surrounds us. The world we live in is not… ... read more
    Source: Becoming Minimalist Published on 2017-08-19
    1 month ago
  • Decluttering Burst: let go of one hundred things in less than an hour
    I’m all for the slow and steady approach to change. It took me years to completely declutter our home, become debt-free, retool my calendar and get my life back. Each change took longer than I thought it would but once it was complete, I knew it happened at just the… ... read more
    Source: Be More With Less Published on 2017-08-18
    1 month ago
  • 5 Myths That Encourage Excess Spending
    Editor’s Note: This is a guest post from Dori Cameron. It happens in an instant—the internal dialogue you have when considering an online or in-store purchase. For some people, it’s buying and restoring furniture. For others, it’s electronics. Whatever it is that you’re considering buying—bicycles, clothing, household items—here are… ... read more
    Source: Becoming Minimalist Published on 2017-08-17
    1 month ago

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