Minimalism, Zero Waste Living

10 ways to graciously tell someone: ‘no gifts, please’ (with actual examples)

“What to ask for for Christmas” is something that over 9,000 people on average search for each month. While that may not seem like a lot in the grand scheme of things, this is just people who actively search in Google, and doesn’t include people who ask themselves this question each and every year but… Read More 10 ways to graciously tell someone: ‘no gifts, please’ (with actual examples)

Minimalism, Zero Waste Living

What is a fiver party and how to throw one (includes a party invitation wording guide)

My son recently turned four, and this year was his first ‘friends’ focused birthday party. When he turned one, we did a huge party- basically to celebrate us as parents getting through the first year- kidding. Kind of.  Birthdays two and three consisted of small family get-togethers, where gifts were coming in smaller quantities and… Read More What is a fiver party and how to throw one (includes a party invitation wording guide)

Decluttering, Minimalism

How to declutter toys for good (plus save money and reduce waste)

There is research abound on how excess clutter impacts the mental health of adults. Anxiety, depression, stress, and overwhelm are common symptoms. But guess what? Our kids are no exception to these emotions when surrounded by too much stuff. Why less toys are better According to an Infant and Behavior Development study, fewer toys creates… Read More How to declutter toys for good (plus save money and reduce waste)

Decluttering, Mindfulness

How to Declutter your Closet for Good (+ Save Money and Reduce Waste)

Paring down the closet. Does the thought give you chills? I have heard from so many people (and experienced myself) how overwhelming the thought of decluttering your closet can be.  Why is that? Our closet holds a lot of emotions. When I decluttered my closet, a lot of guilt came up over buying things I… Read More How to Declutter your Closet for Good (+ Save Money and Reduce Waste)

Minimalism, Zero Waste Living

How to Recycle and Get Rid of Clothes (Responsibly)

Major lifestyle changes such as minimalism and low/zero waste living have started becoming mainstream. These two lifestyles focus around the basis of ‘reducing’, which is great! That being said, there doesn’t seem to be as much information readily available about how to responsibly dispose of items that you no longer want/need. This is true especially… Read More How to Recycle and Get Rid of Clothes (Responsibly)

Zero Waste Living

Super Easy Zero Waste Swaps That are Saving us Over $1200 A Year (that’s over $100 a Month!)

I first wrote this post in November of 2017. Two months after my family and I started our zero waste journey. At that time, being such a newbie, I was already saving our family over $25 a month with just a few simple swaps. I am now updating this post a year and a half… Read More Super Easy Zero Waste Swaps That are Saving us Over $1200 A Year (that’s over $100 a Month!)