Topic: Minimalist

I like gadgets, don't get me wrong --- I look at an avocado peeler and think "that is so cool!" even though I don't have the need, space or budget for one. Sure it's only $10, but that $10 could be better spent...

Point is, I think people often get caught up in thinking they need fancy tools and gadgets to cook or to eat healthy... and you don't.

Maybe I was even a victim to this ...

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While Lindsay is traveling, we have a guest post about making positive life changes and the journey to a minimalist lifestyle. Enjoy!

Hi All! I'm so excited to be featured here on HH and share my journey with you about how living a minimalist lifestyle has changed my life for the better.

In my mind, any story related to minimalism and materialism has to begin with one's money story. Here's my (extremely shortened) version: I grew up ...

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The idea of living out of a backpack for a month was something I had to warm up too the first time I backpacked through Europe (in 2006). I remember when my pack came in the mail; I ripped open the packaging and then just starred at it. It was even smaller than I imagined.

You have to understand something about me: I was the kind of gal that took two giant suitcases for a weekend getaway because you just ...

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I'm looking for less stress and more happiness. That's what led me down this minimalist past. I had this awakening--realization that I'm a happy person by nature. I start my day with a glass full of happiness and it's the outside world that drinks it up. I realized if I want to be happier, I must to protect my glass and it's contents. I have to avoid or remove the stress monsters that are drinking ...

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When I organized my pantry, I knew the closet was something I'd have to tackle as part of my minimalist journey. I don't know why I'd put it off... I just did... but then this weekend, I was finally motivated. 

(Embarrassing & Painful) Before pictures:

Yikes! We don't even have a lot of clothes... how did it get so nuts?! 

When tackling my closet I knew I had to do more than tidy up and put things ...

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