Decluttering, Minimalism

Why is it so hard to get rid of stuff? How our emotions get in the way of decluttering

Decluttering is not an unheard of project. Many of us have done some decluttering, or at the very least researched information on how to get rid of stuff.  We are learning about the benefits of decluttering and living with less all the time – especially when it comes to our mental clutter and emotional/mental load… Read More Why is it so hard to get rid of stuff? How our emotions get in the way of decluttering

Decluttering, Mindful Kids, Parenting and Relationships, Minimalism, Zero Waste Living

Must have items for your minimalist baby registry (that also happen to be eco-friendly)

A huge thank you to pip & grow for sponsoring this post. All opinions are my own.  As a new parent, it can be hard (not to mention overwhelming) to sort through the hundreds of items we’re told we “need” in order to raise a baby. You may find yourself asking “what do I really… Read More Must have items for your minimalist baby registry (that also happen to be eco-friendly)

Anxiety, Decluttering, Mindfulness, Minimalism, Zero Waste Living

11 of the best FREE apps to help you live a more mindful, minimalist, & eco-friendly life

Part of living more mindful, minimalist, and eco-friendly living means reducing – a term I call ‘reduction-based living’. Reduction-based living (mindfulness, minimalism, anxiety management, and zero waste living), like any lifestyle change, can have challenges. And while overcoming the challenges are so worth it, I’m all about introducing a little help where I can.  And… Read More 11 of the best FREE apps to help you live a more mindful, minimalist, & eco-friendly life

Decluttering, Minimalism, Zero Waste Living

How to live zero waste and be a minimalist when your partner isn’t

How do I get my partner/family/roommate/parents on board with a lifestyle change such as decluttering or going zero waste? I see this question ALL. THE. TIME.  All. The. Time. And for good reason. Since I started my reduction-based living journey, specifically the minimalist and zero waste pieces (five years and 2.5 years ago respectively), I’ve… Read More How to live zero waste and be a minimalist when your partner isn’t

Anxiety, Decluttering, Mindfulness, Minimalism, Zero Waste Living

26 Mindfulness, Minimalism, Anxiety Management, & Zero Waste Living Book Recommendations

It’s time for my annual (third one this year!) book list/reviews of everything I read last in 2019. My goal for each year is to read the number of the year – so, in 2019, I had a goal of reading 19 books. This year, it will be 20.  I’m super excited to share that… Read More 26 Mindfulness, Minimalism, Anxiety Management, & Zero Waste Living Book Recommendations

Mindfulness, Minimalism, Zero Waste Living

A Minimalist and Zero Waste Advent Calendar (with 58 Kindness, Traditions, and Activity-Based, Non-Candy Ideas)

My family always had an advent calendar growing up. I LOVED going in each day starting December 1st and finding the date, opening up the door, and grabbing my piece of candy. I have such fond memories of it that I knew once I had Little E that I would want to continue. Fast forward… Read More A Minimalist and Zero Waste Advent Calendar (with 58 Kindness, Traditions, and Activity-Based, Non-Candy Ideas)

Minimalism, Zero Waste Living

A Comprehensive DIY Beeswax Wraps & Use Guide

Beeswax wraps are becoming a popular kitchen item these days. Whether you’re looking to reduce single-use food wraps, reduce plastic, save some money, or create a minimal kitchen, beeswax wraps are a great alternative. They also make great gifts! This guide walks through exactly how to make your own, provides a trouble shooting guide, and… Read More A Comprehensive DIY Beeswax Wraps & Use Guide