How to Stay Calm and Declutter

How to stay calm and declutter your home.

My Spring Cleaning is in full swing, and I can’t help but feel the pressure to declutter and simplify our house even more than before. I started a little earlier this year with lots of decorating projects under my belt and I have to admit that I’ve felt overwhelmed with trying to get it all done. It’s so hard to lose your motivation when you feel like you are drowning in a never-ending sea of clutter, so today I’m sharing some real progress and after photos of my Spring clean out, along with some of my best tips for how to stay calm and declutter.

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My Favorite Minimalism Resources & Inspiration

My Favorite Minimalism Resources and Inspiration

With Spring Cleaning and decluttering at the forefront of my mind at this time of year, I’m in full-on declutter, live-with-less, zen mode. I’ve posted my fair share of information and thoughts on minimalism, but love to look for new inspiration as well. Minimalism to me is not the idea to rid yourself of all your possessions, but to only keep those that are functional (you need) or bring you joy. The items you surround yourself with should serve a purpose, not sit unloved or unused while life passes by. Today I’m sharing some of my favorite inspirations for minimalism, so be sure to check them out.

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Motherhood & Minimalism

Motherhood & Minimalism - 10 tips for getting your kids to live a more minimal life

Throughout my path to living a more intentional life, I’ve found my biggest struggles to be with my little ones. I remember as a kid I’d hold on to everything. And by everything, I mean everything. My room was such a chaotic mess, no wonder I was a pretty angsty teen. Maybe it was the ‘teen‘ part, but one can never be sure. Now that I’m older, letting go of stuff isn’t hard at all, but it’s usually an uphill battle to work with my own children on learning to let go. Today I’m sharing a few tips that have helped me to help my little ones live a more minimal life as well.

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How to Deal With Unwanted Gifts

What to do With Unwanted Gifts

After the holidays I am usually filled-to-the-brim with love in the form of items that bring me joy, but I’m also focused on cleaning and starting fresh for the new year. One item that doesn’t quite fit in either of those categories is unwanted gifts. I receive them, and I know you probably did too. Knowing that I am notoriously hard to shop for, I don’t usually hold it against the gift-giver. I do though, not hold onto gifts I receive that do not bring me joy. Perhaps it was a well-meaning gift from a long-lost relative, or just a miss from someone closer, it’s okay.

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