Real Life Minimalists: M. C. Starbuck

Today we hear from M. C. Starbuck, a former packrat whose decluttering transformed her life. M. C. Starbuck writes:

As a packrat for so long, I thought getting rid of stuff would only lead to regret and frustration. I’m so glad to finally see that I was wrong! I began getting rid of clutter at the end of 2014, so I’m finally starting to see some of the long-term benefits…

{Read full post…}

Unplugged Summer

Hi everyone! Many of you have reached out this summer to say hello and ask where I’ve been (you’re so sweet!). I’ve been right here, I’ve just been unplugged. Let me explain…

Remember my little Plumblossom?

Well, she’s five years old now and starting kindergarten this fall. Time has flown by, and it’s given this {Read full post…}

Real Life Minimalists: Pamela

This week, I’m pleased to feature Pamela, who tells us about her step by step journey to a more minimalist lifestyle. Pamela writes:

My journey to minimalism came about through a series of steps. Whenever I moved, I became more of a minimalist. It all started with my first place after university. A 400 square foot apartment filled with heavy wooden, hand me down furniture…

{Read full post…}

Real Life Minimalists: Jennifer from Maryland

Today, Jennifer from Maryland tells us how she’s created more space, time, and peace in her life. Jennifer writes:

My journey with minimalism began a few years ago. I didn’t intend to become a minimalist. I was a wife, a mom, and a teacher who was tired of being overwhelmed and exhausted all the time…

{Read full post…}

Real Life Minimalists: Hannah

This week, we have a wonderful contribution from Hannah, who writes about why she adopted a minimalist lifestyle and the happiness it’s brought her. Hannah writes:

When you search on google or YouTube “minimalism”, you’re bombarded with links to learn about the practices of 20-somethings who have adopted the lifestyle as the NBD. I fit into every stereotype of the 2017 minimalist…

{Read full post…}

Real Life Minimalists: Upasna aka Comeback Minimalist

Today, Upasna aka Comeback Minimalist tells us her story. She’s at the beginning of her minimalist journey, but already experiencing the freedom of living with less. Upasna writes:

I had a tough time managing my stuff in the past so I decided to explore more about Minimalism. 2016 was bit harsh on me with limited money to spend. This is how having less money helped me learned that I can live well with less stuff…

{Read full post…}

Real Life Minimalists: Priscilla

This week, I’m delighted to feature Priscilla. I just love how her story—and the Real Life Minimalists series in general—defies minimalist stereotypes, and shows how we can tailor the philosophy to suit our individual lifestyles. Priscilla writes:

I am not a stereotypical minimalist as portrayed in the media: I’m not young. Nor am I into austere décor, black and neutral clothing, veganism, or posting YouTube videos…

{Read full post…}

Real Life Minimalists Update: Claire

Today, we have an update from Claire, who was originally featured in January 2016. I love hearing how my Real Life Minimalists have progressed on their journeys! Claire writes:

I wrote a post for Miss Minimalist about 18 months ago, and I wanted to send a quick update. I recently went on my honeymoon and took carry-on luggage only – hooray! It felt like a milestone for me – this is one of my aims in life…

{Read full post…}

100 Essentials Spring Giveaway Winner

Thank you very much to everyone who participated in this week’s giveaway! I’m truly honored by your enthusiasm for my new book.

I used Random.org to select the winner, and the lucky reader is Cheryl, who on April 17, 2017 at 2:53 pm told us about her most versatile, hardworking item:

My Instant Pot – {Read full post…}

100 Essentials – Spring Giveaway!

Ah, spring is in the air! My garden is full of tulips and daffodils, and the magnolia and cherry trees are in full bloom. After a long, cold, wet winter, it’s wonderful to see the world in color again. It’s time to open the windows, let in the fresh air, and let go of the clutter.

To help you lighten up your home this spring, I’m giving away a Kindle copy of my latest book, 100 Essentials: Simple Kitchen + Capsule Wardrobe + Minimalist Home…

{Read full post…}