Blog Topic: Minimalist

Minimalist Monday: Declutter Your Way to a Zen Home (My New Book!)

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As I mentioned last month, I'm writing three books on minimalism this year.

My first book, Minimalist Monday: Declutter Your Way to a Zen Home has officially arrived! (You can order it in all electronic forms (PDF, Kindle, Nook, etc) here.)

I'm so (so!) excited about this book.

I detail my own journey, all my household projects, and how you can tackle everything ...


This Week's Q&A: Minimalist Challenge Special! How to Organize, Finding Time To Declutter, Using the 1-In 1-Out Rule & More!

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In celebration of today's virtual minimalist declutter party challenge, this week's Q&A is dedicated to all things minimalism!

You've got questions...

Can you have a minimalist mindset and still plan ahead? Is the key just having an organized system and sticking to it? I have two kids, and try and find deals when I can, which means I often find out of season clothes and store them away. I try and keep boxes with labels and rotate them in and out of our dressers. Is that still being a minimalist?

There is no one-size-fits-all definition of minimalism; but yes a minimalist can plan ahead IF you actually end up using those things. I talk a lot about this in my new minimalist book (available in all electronic forms (PDF, Kindle, Nook) February 3!) -- how I used to buy out of season clothes on sale, thinking I was saving ...


Minimalist Monday: DIY All-in-One Magic Bathroom Cleaner (Plus RSVP to the Virtual Minimalist Declutter Party & Minimalist Book Pre-Orders!)

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To get everyone ready for the virtual minimalist challenge this Saturday (if you haven't RSVP'd, check out the Facebook event!), here's a great way to minimize your bathroom cleaning products.

(BTW, cleaners and cleaning is one of the MANY topics I cover in my minimalist book, Minimalist Monday: Declutter Your Way to a Zen Home, which you can pre-order here.)

This all-in-one ...


Minimalist Monday: I Have A Dream

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I think speeches -- quotes -- are a lot like art. We see in them what we want to see, what we need to see.

This was something I came to appreciate during my rhetoric course in college. (We spent the semester reviewing and analyzing famous speeches. It was fascinating!)

When we came to study Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I have a dream" speech, I remember ...


Minimalist Monday: Stop Complaining (Complaining is Not a Conversation)

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Before I jump into today's post, a quick reminder that I'm hosting a virtual minimalist challenge (party) on 2/1! (Click the link for details).

As of yesterday there were over 500 participants signed up on FB! YEAH!

I'm super stoked about our party, but also about today's mini-challenge!

(p.s. If you can't join our little declutter par-tay (maybe ...