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Honoring Your Space, Your Time, and Your Stuff

All too often, we let things pile up as we go about our busy lives. Clutter around the house. To-do lists that never seem to end. Commitments that need to be fulfilled. Projects waiting to be completed.

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Giving yourself a reality check for future projects

You know, “Someday, I’ll run a 5K,” or, “Someday, I’ll go back to school and finish my master’s degree,” or “Someday, I’ll knit that shawl.” Dreaming of the future is wonderful, but are those “somedays” starting to clutter up your home, your mind, and your life?

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Sell or Donate? Decisions, decisions…

You finally got around to cleaning out your attic storage, and you discovered some old furniture you think might have some value. You spent a weekend editing your wardrobe, and now you’re looking to make some money back on those designer pieces that still have tags attached.

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Decision Overwhelm

Have you ever stood in front of a project you want to complete—organizing a room in your home, perhaps—and not known where to start? Maybe you stared at the room for a long time, became overwhelmed at the thought of trying to tidy it up, and then you just shut the door and walked away, feeling defeated and frustrated.

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The Power of Simplicity

With all the buzz surrounding minimalism and simple living these days, it’s easy to believe that living simply is as easy as making a few quick decisions and clearing out the clutter in your life in a matter of days.

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It’s Ok to Say No

Sometimes I sit down to write something, and then find that someone else can do it better. Such was the case this week, when I wanted to share some thoughts on the importance of saying “no.”

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Minimalism and Parenting

Minimalism is more than just a trend or fad—it’s a lifestyle. It’s one that many parents have adopted not only for themselves, but as a way of raising their children.