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)

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)

Anxiety, Decluttering, Minimalism, Zero Waste Living

Minimalism and Zero Waste Living Can Help with Anxiety: Here’s How

When you think of ways to manage anxiety, I’m going to guess you may not think of ‘minimalism’ as a solution – although I think the correlation between the two has been getting some mainstream attention lately. But I’m going to also guess that you definitely wouldn’t think of zero waste.  But what if I… Read More Minimalism and Zero Waste Living Can Help with Anxiety: Here’s How

Decluttering, Mindfulness, Minimalism

35+ Decluttering Resources for Getting Rid of Physical, Mental, and Other Types of Clutter!

Ah, spring is in the air. Can you feel it? With the hint of spring, I get the urge, nay, craving, to declutter (even more so than usual – yes, I love it that much – hence why my family and I have gotten rid of over 140 large boxes of stuff and sold countless… Read More 35+ Decluttering Resources for Getting Rid of Physical, Mental, and Other Types of Clutter!

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

19 Books to Help you Reduce (through mindful and intentional living, minimalism, and zero waste living)

A couple of years ago I made a goal to read the number of books that matched the year. So, for example, in 2017, my goal was to read 17. In 2018, 18. And so on. Well, I’m excited to share that I ended up reading 19 books in 2018! Most of the books all… Read More 19 Books to Help you Reduce (through mindful and intentional living, minimalism, and zero waste living)

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

The Top 12 Posts to Help you Adopt a Reduction Mindset from 2018

We’ve made it. The end of 2018 is near, and the fresh promise of 2019 is on the horizon. I don’t know about you, but I’m a sucker for recap lists at the end of the year. I have no idea why, but there is something about recapping the year that helps me figure out… Read More The Top 12 Posts to Help you Adopt a Reduction Mindset from 2018

Mindfulness, Minimalism, Zero Waste Living

How to Have a Holly, Jolly Sustainable Christmas (That Aligns with your Values)

I love the word ‘sustainable’ because it has a couple of meanings; it can be used in terms of environmental topics, and it can be used as another word for keeping on track with something long-term. In the case of this post, I am talking about sustainably enjoying the holiday season using both definitions: eco-friendly… Read More How to Have a Holly, Jolly Sustainable Christmas (That Aligns with your Values)