Simple Living

Simple Living and Minimalism

  • 7 Quick Reminders That Will Help You Slow Down
    It’s time to slow down. Trying to keep up with the fast paced world around us is a losing battle. Our constant attempts end in exhaustion, resentment and losing perspective on what really matters in our lives. There is a better way. Less do, more be. You might be thinking,… ... read more
    Source: Be More With Less Published on 2019-04-10
    1 month ago
  • Get Uncluttered this Spring
    I have significantly less stress in my life and more self-control. Most importantly, I’m becoming more like the mom and wife I want to be. — Caryn Seney Uncluttered Uncluttered is a 12-week online course designed intentionally to help you own less, live more, and discover the life you’ve always wanted. If… ... read more
    Source: Becoming Minimalist Published on 2019-04-08
    1 month 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 moment… ... read more
    Source: Becoming Minimalist Published on 2019-04-06
    1 month ago
  • 21 Life-Giving Benefits of Owning Less
    Minimalist living is counter-cultural. It stands contrary to the life pursued by most people in the consumer-driven society within which we live. But there is more joy to be found owning less than can be found pursuing more. Consider just some of the benefits of living with fewer possessions: 1. Spend… ... read more
    Source: Becoming Minimalist Published on 2019-04-05
    1 month ago
  • Simple Tips for Travel and Packing
    I’m in Amsterdam! On this trip to Amsterdam, I didn’t get a data/phone plan. Instead, I’m connecting to wifi from time to time and otherwise embracing an airplane mode vibe. To prepare for a low-tech, slow travel trip, I … set up an email auto responder with an in… ... read more
    Source: Be More With Less Published on 2019-04-03
    2 months ago
  • Six Steps for Decluttering Your Kitchen . . . and Reclaiming the Heart of Your Home
    Picture your dream kitchen. I bet it’s not filled with clutter. There is something refreshing and life giving about a clean, uncluttered kitchen. It sets the tone and culture for the home. It communicates calm and order. It promotes opportunity and possibility. It saves time and ensures cleanliness. The… ... read more
    Source: Becoming Minimalist Published on 2019-03-30
    2 months ago
  • Please Stop Wearing These 3 Things (at any age)
    I’ve learned so much from simplifying my closet and dressing with a small capsule wardrobe. While I’ve learned what best fits my body and my lifestyle, most of the lessons have nothing to do with clothing. Or, the lessons can be applied to clothes and life. A simpler closet is… ... read more
    Source: Be More With Less Published on 2019-03-27
    2 months ago
  • We Don’t Buy Things with Money, We Buy Them with Hours from our Life
    We don’t buy things with money, we buy them with hours from our life. Or, as Henry David Thoreau put it, “The price of anything is the amount of life you exchange for it.” This is a life-changing principle. When we begin to see our purchases through the… ... read more
    Source: Becoming Minimalist Published on 2019-03-25
    2 months 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 cup… ... read more
    Source: Becoming Minimalist Published on 2019-03-23
    2 months ago
  • 5 Struggles of an Aspiring Minimalist
    Note: This is a guest post from Craig Stephens of Retire Before Dad. The fundamentals of minimalism resonate with me today because of a period of my life when I lived well with few possessions. In my 20’s, I left my career to go backpacking in Asia and Latin America.… ... read more
    Source: Becoming Minimalist Published on 2019-03-21
    2 months ago
  • How to Simplify Money (+ Food and Busyness)
    If you are curious about how to simplify money, busyness or food, I’ve got some recommendations for you. Simplify Money How do I simplify my finances? A shift in how I thought about my finances dramatically simplified them. I used to always struggle to make ends meet and then… ... read more
    Source: Be More With Less Published on 2019-03-20
    2 months ago
  • John Berger on Publicity (1972)
    I am struck by the timelessness of simplicity and minimalism. It is not a new practice. Rejecting the empty promise of excess material possessions has been practiced (and promoted) by countless religious and thought leaders for centuries and centuries. Many of whom communicated the danger and foolishness of excess… ... read more
    Source: Becoming Minimalist Published on 2019-03-18
    2 months ago
  • No Sidebar: Inspiration to Design a Simple Life
    I’m excited to announce a new project of Becoming Minimalist: No Sidebar. No Sidebar is a beautiful website dedicated to intentional and purposeful living. It was designed and created by Brian Gardner and has been publishing helpful articles since 2015. From the very beginning, I have been impressed by the… ... read more
    Source: Becoming Minimalist Published on 2019-03-15
    2 months ago
  • Minimalist Closet Challenge: a spring cleaning solution
    This minimalist closet challenge might be your solution to spring cleaning. Instead of using spring cleaning to get organized or as an excuse to buy more stuff for your stuff, consider this alternative. My Minimalist Closet Story I don’t meet many people who are happy with their closet. I… ... read more
    Source: Be More With Less Published on 2019-03-12
    2 months ago
  • 5 Concrete Steps to Take When You Hit a Slump on Your Decluttering Journey
    Editor’s Note: This is a guest post from Erica Layne of The Life on Purpose Movement. A few years ago, my mother-in-law gave us two giant boxes of photo albums from my husband’s childhood. We lived in a small place and I was admittedly less than eager to find somewhere to store… ... read more
    Source: Becoming Minimalist Published on 2019-03-11
    2 months ago

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