The How to be a Minimalist podcast is all about exploring minimalism and the many areas of life it touches. I’ll be talking a lot more about how to live an experience-based life, emotional minimalism, and how to discover your minimalist WHYS than the most efficient, space-saving technique for folding your undies or how to create a minimalist-magazine-cover home. Don’t worry, though — there will be some of those types of things, too. But here, I’d like to dive in deeper than simply living with less.
I personally really dislike cleaning, but I LOVE having a clean house. Keeping things minimalist-minded when it comes to my cleaning routine has saved me hours of suffering and kept me on track when it comes to having a tidy home.
If you’ve been enjoying the podcast or are new to it, but haven’t quite figured out where to start with minimalism, this is the podcast episode for you. I offer four steps I wish I would have started with when I first began practicing minimalism and I...
There are so many things that I used to purchase that weren’t necessary! When I think back, sometimes I bought those items because I felt some sort of social obligation. I also would buy things without considering the non-monetary cost of owning those...
Nearly a decade ago, I gave up minimalism because of Imposter Syndrome. It made my life messy in many ways, but the worst part was that I gave in to feelings of inadequacy instead of the logical thoughts I had about finding my own kind of minimalism. I...
Once again, I’ve discovered that minimalism can apply to yet another aspect of my life — healthy eating. This week, I’m talking about four ways minimalism has helped me to lose weight and get back on track when there’s a lag in goodness going into my body.
If you’ve been looking for some new hobbies to try out, but don’t want to get involved in anything that requires a lot of materials, I’m hoping this list will get you inspired. Some on my list are new-to-me hobbies, some are old, all are things I enjoy and am grateful are a part of my life.
For many years, I found myself practicing minimalism or straying from minimalism because I didn’t understand its true purpose in my life. Now, I have a better understanding, and today I’m sharing what I’ve learned.
Emotional Minimalism is something I’ve been practicing for years. Sometimes it’s difficult to keep our minds uncluttered and free from useless, painful, ruminating. The more I use my energy to focus on the positive and remove myself from situations that...
There have been plenty of times when I felt I couldn’t keep something simply because I was a minimalist. There’s more to minimalism than having as few items as possible, though. It’s about keeping the truly significant in your life, and that means you have to figure out when it’s a good time to hold on or let go.
There is so much to love about minimalism and living in a small space can be one of them. We’ve lived in all kinds of home sizes, but right now, we’re loving the tiny house on wheels. In this episode, I’ll tell you why.
If you suddenly find yourself home schooling due to the Corona virus, this episode is for you. It’s also for you if you’ve been considering home schooling your kids and are looking for some insights into how others live this lifestyle. Either way, I hope these tips are helpful for you!
There are a lot of reasons to practice living with minimal clothing. In this episode, we offer some tips on how to accomplish a minimalist closet, as well as some of the pros of having fewer articles of clothing.
For me, Minimalism and Simple Living are interconnected. We practice both and they’re slowly becoming equally important because they compliment each other and our life goals so well. I’ve already done an episode (episode #5) on simple living practices, but it’s so important, I had to create another.
Procrastinating used to be one of my favorite habits. Now, it makes me feel incredibly uncomfortable because I recognize the stress and lack of accomplishment it brings. I’m certainly not perfect at taking action in my life, but I’m much more aware and I’m getting better at not procrastinating all the time.
Minimalism is such an incredibly personal, individualistic practice. However, sometimes it’s difficult to remember that, which allows us to be influenced by outside sources when it comes to how or even IF we should practice minimalism.
In the last of this five-part series, we dive into how to spring clean the last of your home with purpose. I also give a list of several things I often overlook when I’m cleaning. I hope you find this series helpful and that your home is getting into your ideal order.
Minimalism is a beautiful thing. Adding family into the mix can quickly make things a little more difficult, though. Hopefully, we’ve got some insights you can apply to the way you practice minimalism with your loved ones.
It’s time for another Minimalist Mini and this time, we’re spring cleaning the bathroom. Living with less makes life easier in so many ways, but it’s even more apparent in the bathroom. It simplifies your routines and clean-up schedules, giving you extra time to do more of what you want.
I don’t think I’ve ever gotten ANYTHING right the first time. There’s almost always something to learn or some way to improve a process. In this episode, I fill you in on four things I wish I would have known before starting my minimalist adventure. I hope being open about MY struggles can help you on YOUR path!
In this Bedroom Edition of the Spring Cleaning mini series of mini episodes, I’m sharing with you how I went through my bedroom and wardrobe. It can be difficult to let go of clothing, shoes, and items on our nightstands that we look at every day. However, having a space where we feel restful and relaxed can be such a blessing in our lives, it makes it all worth it.
When you have a need or want for an item but don’t want to keep it in your home, borrowing or renting are great alternatives to making permanent purchases. We’ve rented or borrowed so many things, plus we’re sharing new ideas we’ve discovered in this episode.
The How to Spring Clean like a Minimalist series will cover various areas of your home to help you get it in great shape for springtime. In this Kitchen Edition, I tell you all about how I got my cupboards and countertops tidied up and emptied out. Check back next week for the next bonus mini episode!
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