Tag Archives: Tips

22Aug/14
My Simple Christmas

Simplifying Your Playroom: Why Taking Away My Children’s Toys Doesn’t Make Me The Grinch

Thanks to Vanessa and Daniel Hayes of Simple Life Together for featuring a guest post from us. Go check it out and check out their fantastic podcasts full of practical and helpful information for simplifying your life.

In the fight against clutter there is an army that is hard to conquer. They’re big, noisy, relentless and… plastic. Yes, plastic. Parents can hardly remember a time when they could walk carefree through their living room without feeling like maneuvering through a minefield, calculating every step to avoid the painful *crunch* of a toy underfoot. But what are all of these toys and where did they come from? A more practical question still is how can we reduce them without causing a meltdown? Continue reading.

18Aug/14
The Simplicity Guide to Your Thoughts

The Simplicity Guide to Your Thoughts

This is a simple guide that you can use each time a questionable thought(s) comes through your mind. This guide is not meant to be exhaustive or the ultimate authority but to give you a practical workflow to evaluate the relevance and the value of your thoughts.

I hope this guide helps you simplify and calm your mind by cultivating thoughts that are true to yourself and that keep you more present in each moment of your life.

The Simplicity Guide to Your Thoughts

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17Aug/14
The Simplicity Guide to Your Body

The Simplicity Guide to Your Body

This is a simple guide that you can use each time you’re about to do an activity or eat. This guide is not meant to be exhaustive or the ultimate authority but to give you a practical workflow to improve your daily activity choices and eating habits.

I hope this helps you simplify your life by eating healthier and including daily exercises in your routine. Remember, don’t wait for perfection or excellence to start changing.

The Simplicity Guide to Your Body

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15Aug/14
The Simplicity Guide to Your Stuff

The Simplicity Guide to Your Stuff

This is a simple guide that you can use each time you wonder if you should keep or get rid of an object. This guide is not meant to be exhaustive or the ultimate authority but to give you a practical workflow to simplify your spaces.

If you’re new to minimalism, you can print and hang this workflow somewhere strategic in your home or office as a reminder to help you develop minimalist habits. And if you are a veteran, I hope you can use this as an exploration and discussion tool.

The Simplicity Guide to Your Stuff

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13Aug/14
Rethink Perfection

Rethink Perfection

Here’s a video to help you put perfection in perspective. We present 4 points that you can use daily to boost your confidence, set better goals and expectations and reach a simpler, more fulfilled life.

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05Aug/14
Hold my hand

7 Ways to Reconnect With Your Spouse

Hold my hand

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So, you read our last post (7 signs you need to reconnect with your spouse) and decided that yes, you could stand to inject some life into your marriage. Where to begin? Here are 7 simple ways to reconnect with your spouse to get you started.

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25Jul/14
Woman shopping

5 Ways to Shop Minimalist

Woman shopping

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I’m going to tell you something that might come as a surprise to some and a relief for others: being a minimalist doesn’t mean never going shopping again. We live in a world of extremes that wants to categorize things into “good” or “bad” but buying things isn’t the issue here. The questions behind the purchases are what matter—the what, how much, and, more importantly, why are we buying things. Here are 5 pre-purchase questions to help you live a simpler lifestyle.

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18Jul/14
Take Action

How to Incorporate Fitness Into Your Life

Take Action

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So, you’ve decided that you’re tired of being so tired and are finally ready to get more fit.  But you’ve seen the people jogging in front of your building on their lunch breaks, toting water belts and GPS watches for tracking pace and thats not you, at least not yet.  How can you create a fitness plan that is both motivating and challenging?  Here are few tips to get you started.

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16Jul/14
Too many clothes?

3 Ways to Confidently Cut Clutter

The psychology of the purge

Too many clothes?

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I always find it both cathartic and stressful when I am going through my items to reduce clutter in my space. It is so liberating to pass things I no longer need on to homes where they will be used and loved— toys or clothes my children no longer need going to charities where they can have a new life. But as great as it feels to let things go there is also a part of us that wants to keep things around, “just in case”. We have a fear that the moment after something is out of our grip, we will suddenly be in need of it (even if we haven’t touched it for the last six months). How can we confidently minimize our possessions and in turn maximize our spaces?

Here are 3 tips to help you when choosing what to give and what to keep.

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