9 Life-Changing Planner Ideas

I thought I had mastered using a planner a long time ago. I had successfully developed the habit of recording schedules, events and appointments into my planner. But, I was missing out on the real value of a planner. Sure, you can track your dentist …

Minimalist Makeup Essentials

Minimalism and simple living means living with less. Less clutter, less financial burden, and less stress. But less is often more, particularly when it comes to minimalist makeup routines. Many of us crave a life that isn’t so heavy to carry; one that’s free of the …

7 Closet Cleanout Steps that Manifest Change

A closet cleanout is more than just a closet cleanout. If you are inclined to believe that we are all energy and we create our reality through our thoughts and actions, (see one of my favorite authors, Pam Grout, for details), then you’ll quickly understand …

Short Distance Moving Tips

Change your address; change your life. Moving even short distances can simplify your life. Moving to a small space saves money, may shorten your commute to work and gives you the opportunity for some ruthless decluttering. For me, even a short distance move is a …

Simple Condo Kitchen Ideas

Our condo kitchen is the heart of our small space. The kitchen is where we eat family meals, kids do homework, and we sit with friends. We chose to live in a small, downtown condo that keeps us close to work, in a walkable neighborhood …

Trust the Process

You own your actions, but not your results. Whether you’re building a business or finding a soulmate, you can take action toward the goal, but you can’t insist on a specific result. You can’t make someone hire you or fall in love with you. Some …

Bedroom Shelves for Small Spaces

A place for everything, and everything in its place. – Benjamin Franklin. Small, comfortable bedrooms start with a clutter-free, well-organized space. While decluttering is the first real step to simplifying, bedroom shelves create the “place for everything” that balances storage and visual interest in a …

Simple Living: All Action is Progress

All action is progress - even seemingly wrong action. Any action toward simplicity is progress because when you take a step toward your goal, even a step in the wrong direction, you learn something. The information that comes with a misstep is data you can …