Having a minimalist wardrobe
I want to keep only the clothes that I love and wear. Right? Minimalism is living with what you need and what you love.
The steps to getting more clothes that I actually wear is:
1. Declutter my clothes. Be ruthless and get rid of everything that doesn’t fit or doesn’t look awesome on me. I only want to keep what I actually love!
2. Hanger trick. Put all the hanging clothes on hangers backwards and once I wear it, turn the hanger around the right way. That way I’ll REALLY know what I’m not wearing.
3. Declutter again. After a season or two has gone by, I’ll look at my clothes and again evaluate. This time I’ll get
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As you may or may not know, we moved into a 3-bedroom townhome last weekend. It’s SO nice to have extra space in the living room, basement, and kitchen. However, that did NOT translate to having more cabinet space – just more floor space. I’m not saying I have a tiny kitchen. It’s a nice size, it’s just hard to fit everything you want into a kitchen (especially when you cook from scratch often). My mom helped me unpack kitchen items the day before we moved all the furniture in. Which was so nice – EXCEPT the day we moved in we found 7 more boxes labeled kitchen. Ahh!
So much stuff!!
I knew a LOT had to go.
Here is a picture of the
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Hello everyone!! Your assignment for the weekend is to declutter your kitchen! Are you overwhelmed and don’t know where to start? Well, I hope to help!!
How to Get Started
Wednesday I gave you a list of 20 + things you can get rid of without even missing. This is a great place to start. Think about these kitchen items. Do you have too many:
glasses/mugs (even if they are sentimental?) tupperware/containers pots and pans vases knives ladles wooden spoons/utensils pitchers measuring spoons and cups wine glasses single purpose appliances (ice cream maker, juicers, deep fryers, etc.) rarely used items (we are getting rid of our George Foreman grill)
After you have though through these items and pulled them out, then go through
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How to Create a Minimalist Home
Monday I mentioned 5 ways you could get started living a minimalist lifestyle. Did you start googling minimalism after my post? There are a lot of great articles out there and examples of people you have really cut back on stuff in their life.
One example is Joshua and Ryan who write at The Minimalists. They packed everything up and started on their journey to minimalism with that method. They also have an excellent Start Here page to check out!
If you want to just knock out a bunch of stuff at once, check out Tico and Tina’s blog Make Room for Greatness. They have a great list of 20 + Things you can get
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Saturday I introduced my Guide to living a minimalist lifestyle in 2015 series.
I’m so very excited about this series!! I’m going to take you through 5 week jump start to living a minimalist lifestyle – but it doesn’t have to end there!! Throughout the series I will be posting articles and other resources to help you apply this to your life in so many areas. For each area of your house and life, I will be posting first a Minimalist Mindset, then a Game plan for how to apply it to your life. Hopefully we’ll all come out of this project with a Minimalist Mindset that we will take with us and apple to the rest of 2015!! (I probably will have another
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If you are anything like me, you are feeling the urge to purge your home of everything extra and simplify your life! Wouldn’t you love to have less clutter and less stress? I LOVE the season of decluttering so much, because I love the stress it removes in my family’s life!!
I JUST – as in today just – moved into a new home. It is slightly bigger than the last, but since the configuration of everything is different, I’m having trouble finding a space for everything. I didn’t really realize how much stuff we have until we moved today. I know, I know – I DID just declutter the whole house in October, but it’s time again. I feel like
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Hello all!! I just wanted to write this post as kind of a wrap up for my 31 day decluttering challenge. I’m here to show you my little, lovely house as is – post challenge. I’ve loved the space we have gained and I’m going to work hard to keep it up!! So, without further ado, here’s my townhome.
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Well, I finished decluttering the whole house and just a few days early!! So, yesterday I posted about some of my favorite declutter/organizing blogs. I hope it inspired you.
Today, I just want to wrap up the series by listing out the projects I want to complete around my house and some organizing products I know I’ll be looking for.
Nursery – sew covers for Drona boxes, organize ribbon and after Christmas I will downsize all my wrapping stuff
Kitchen – install locks on some cabinet doors, find an under the kitchen sink organizer
Basement – scan in pictures/old documents, use Christmas stuff or get rid of them (tins, pampered chef, chargers, etc.)
Products I’ll be looking for (a good price):Project Declutter: Completed!
Maybe I should have started this 31 day challenge with this post, but I’m hoping that as October closes and November starts you are motivated to declutter your own home. If you are, follow this fantastic guide from Pop Sugar:
If you are wanting to download the printable, head over to Pop Sugar!!
Or, if you want to start simple, check out this 5 Daily Habits for a Clean House!! It’s so good and helps you really break down and plan when to pick up.
Houses, Organized Room by Room
Check out this house – it is beautiful and organized. Kate shows you how she simplified and organized her house, room by room. It’s
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Day 28: Freezer
It didn’t take too long to clean out and clean up the freezer. Awhile ago, I added shelves to the freezer which helped the organization immensely!!
Then, over time it became disorganized again. I’m glad I still have the shelves though. Here was the before:
I did throw out some things that were either too old or unrecognizable. I also organized everything into categories again. The door holds popsicles, juice, and on the bottom shelf is all our frozen fruit for smoothies:
For the main part of the freezer I moved all the frozen veggies on the top shelf, leftover meals in the middle shelf, and
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