Minimalism, Zero Waste Living

Clutter-Free and Zero Waste Black Friday and Cyber Monday Deals 2019

I don’t normally advocate for buying ‘new’. I’m a big proponent of using what you have at home, and if needed, buying secondhand. That being said, right now, there are lots of companies offering early black Friday/cyber Monday sales on things that may already be on your list, either for things you already use, or… Read More Clutter-Free and Zero Waste Black Friday and Cyber Monday Deals 2019

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

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!