Blog Topic: Minimalist

Minimalist Monday: Wallet Clean Out

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You don't always have to take on a big project to kick off your minimalist journey. The important thing is to just start, even if it's something small.

It's also the small projects that are overlooked the most -- when was the last time you looked in your wallet!?

I find it's almost always a place of clutter, chaos, and unnecessary "trash ...


Minimalist Monday: DIY Baking Soda Dispenser (Guest Post By Win A Visit Winner, Amy!)

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Today's Minimalist Monday post is about something very near and dear to my heart: baking soda!

I've already written at length about my love affair with it (I use it to wash my face, as deodorant, to clean, etc etc), which is why I asked Amy, the winner of the "Win A Visit" sweepstakes, to do this guest post.

When I visited her ...


Minimalist Monday: Downsizing To 100 Items (Guest Post by Tammy!)

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Just before I released my first minimalist book Minimalist Monday: Declutter Your Way to a Zen Home (Order it in all electronic forms here!), I received the following email from Tammy:

"Almost 3 years ago, we decided to become traveling nurses. We put our house up for sale and sold most of our possessions (or gave them to our college aged kids :). We now only ...


Minimalist Monday: Why Calling Someone "Lucky" Can Be Insulting

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A few months ago I read the Matched series. (If anyone wants to cry with me over book 3, I'm available by email).

The story takes place in a future society that… umm... has its flaws.

Anyway, the idea of "luck" had been totally eradicated in this new world.

From Matched:

"I answer, "That we are very lucky," and I mean it... The hostess ...


Minimalist Monday: What Paper Docs to Keep & Shred (How to Purge Financial Clutter & Manage Household Records)

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Now that tax season is upon us, I thought I'd share a snippet from my first minimalist book, Minimalist Monday: Declutter Your Way to a Zen Home. (You can order it in all electronic forms (PDF, Kindle, Nook, etc) here.)

Admittedly, weeding through stacks of papers isn't what I would call a good time, but it's so worth it! (It shouldn't ...