26 Steps to Simplicity: Toys (Why Is It So Hard to Get Rid of Them?)

As a parent attempting to contain and corral the steady influx of toys and trinkets into our home, I always appreciate a good post on how to keep toy clutter at bay.  Today, in addition to sharing my own efforts to simplify life with toys, I am including some fantastic, even radical, posts by other minimalist writers for you to check out along the way. A Helpful Guide for Decluttering Toys The Bins As I write this, we have exactly[Read more]

26 Steps to Simplicity: Gratitude

Are you grateful or greedy?  Closely connected to our discussion on contentment is the idea of gratitude.  When we are grateful for what we have, it magically becomes enough.  However, when we compare and complain that what we have isn’t good enough, we convince ourselves that more is the answer.  More will change our disposition and make us happy, when in truth, it only leaves us more unsatisfied.  As Joshua Becker of Becoming Minimalist says, Gratitude, I have found, is[Read more]

Minimalism: A Bigger Life with Less Stuff

Over the past several weeks, I have begun to seriously attempt to adopt a minimalist mindset as we prepare to reconfigure the basement space of our home.  Daily, I read articles by Joshua Becker of Becoming Minimalist, and I just finished The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo. I read minimalist material daily to keep myself motivated on the quest for less.  I read to gain the tools I need to let go of things instead of[Read more]