I listen to the Cohesive Home podcast whenever an episode is released. Kate recently had her third child and Melissa has three kids.  They were talking about items that they may or may not have needed as minimalist parents of babies months ago now.  It got me thinking to what my favorite products were when […]

When living in a small home, how am I able to make space for much of anything?? The apartment we lived in before was slightly larger than where we live now (and was a one bedroom apt, while we are now in a smaller place with two bedrooms).  We could not fit our large wooden […]

I remember telling my mom when I was engaged that as long as I had Rob to be with, I didn’t mind living in a cardboard box with him. When we got married, we lived in my parents’ basement with a bedroom, couch, and TV outside of the room attached to my parents’ laundry room.  […]

We have never really been a napkin using family, honestly.  If we had messes in the past, we’d grab a paper towel and use that as a napkin.  We’d fold the paper towels to use as napkins. A few months ago, we stopped using paper towels and have been using Norwex towels to clean up […]

My children have all that they need provided for them.  Throughout the year we will buy them fun activity projects.  As a minimalist family, we don’t allow them to have an over abundance, but they certainly play with all that they do have.  That is what is important.  Nothing is wasted or neglected. Rob and […]

Don’t feel like you have to send out cards for the Holidays! For the past few years I have received Shutterfly codes to get ten free cards plus discounts of up to 50% off of cards.  I like doing this during Thanksgiving, but I got the code after that time this year (code invalid now […]

Approach the process of decluttering with a mindset of fun and excitement!  If you decide that you need to declutter your home but all you see is built up anxiety, it will be complicated for you. I personally find decluttering to be a stress reliever and a fun task (but I also like cleaning in […]