Topic: Minimalist

Happy Valentine's Day, Herbies! It's also Lily Bean's birthday!

Seeing that today is all about love and relationships (and the baggage that comes with it), I thought today would be the perfect day to announce my second minimalist book, Minimalist Monday: Decluttering Your Life! Letting Go of Emotional Baggage, Toxic Relationships, and Social Chaos to Build Your Ideal, Zen Life. (Out later this month, pre-order it here!)

In my first minimalist book, Minimalist Monday: Declutter Your Way ...

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The Virtual Minimalist Declutter Party Challenge was a HUGE success!

Rooms were tackled, drawers were cleaned out, pantries were organized and TONS of items were recycled or donated to charity. It was truly inspiring to see all the pictures that were posted throughout the day! You can check out some of my and fan favorites below (they also include our winners!).

Thank you to everyone who participated! If you were unable to join in on the decluttering fun, I left ...

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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 -- literally everything! including how to properly recycle or donate, and sell your stuff for cash ...

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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 money, but then I never really wore them, so I wasted money and stockpiled. Similarly ...

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