100 Essentials: The Great Plate Debate

Everyone’s list of Essentials will be different—the stuff in my 35-item kitchen certainly won’t be the same as yours. But I think almost all of us would include a plate (and if you wouldn’t, do tell!).

The big question is: what kind of plate?

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100 Essentials: Simple Kitchen + Capsule Wardrobe + Minimalist Home

I have some exciting news to share with you today: I’ve published a new book!

If you’ve been reading my blog for awhile, you may remember a little series I used to do called “100 Possessions.” I’d select an item I owned, and explain why it deserves a place in my minimalist life. They were some of my most popular posts, and many of you asked me to revive the series. So I started writing…but had so much fun, I couldn’t stop! Over the years…

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Real Life Minimalists: Xandra

I just adore this contribution from Xandra, a self-described “writer, expat, productivity fiend, and bookworm living in Edinburgh, Scotland.” She tells us how minimalism helps her follow her passions and dreams. Xandra writes:

As I teenager I believed I ‘could never be a minimalist,’ because I liked books too much, and I adored my massive collection of clothes. My high school schedule was like Hermione’s in Prisoner of Azkaban…

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Real Life Minimalists: Ann B

This week, Ann B tells us what she loves about being a minimalist, and how it helps her make time for her family and community. Ann B writes:

I discovered minimalism in 2012 when Miss Minimalist was mentioned on The Simple Dollar blog. I happily read through all her archives and decluttering really appealed to me. I liked to keep a clean house, but was overwhelmed…

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Real Life Minimalists: Vivi

Today, I’m happy to introduce you to Vivi from Indonesia. A stay-at-home mom to two young children, she tells us the steps she’s taking towards living a more minimalist, intentional life. Vivi writes:

First, let me wish everyone A Happy New Year… And a good luck for everyone this year. During December till today (3 Jan 2017), I have done some decluttering, including 1 of my 4 shoes. My final goal is to be more intentional in life ahead. Decluttering, streamlining & minimalist lifestyle are in the same thread, and I think they’re one of the greatest, cheapest, and easiest way to achieve an intentional life…

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The Joy of Less Journal Giveaway at Cohesive Home

Hi everyone! I just wanted to let you know that Kate and Melissa over at Cohesive Home are giving away 2 copies of The Joy of Less Journal (Clear Your Inner Clutter)!

They’ve reviewed it in their latest podcast. Have a listen, and see if you’d like to start the New Year with a little inner decluttering…

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Happy Holidays!

Hi everyone! My apologies for it being so quiet here on the blog. But quiet isn’t necessarily a bad thing, is it? I feel like we can all use a little more quiet in our lives, particularly during a hectic month like December… {Read full post…}

Real Life Minimalists: Dee

This week, we have a lovely contribution from Dee, who tells us about her sweet family and simple life in small town Minnesota. What an inspiration! Dee writes:

Growing up I learned more and bigger is obviously better. If you like a top for example, you must buy every color. If it’s on sale there is even more compulsion to buy. And if it’s from a thrift store every item should be considered. All this in a subconscious attempt to feel good, more complete and safe…

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Real Life Minimalists: CJ

Today, CJ from the Philippines tells us how she’s embracing minimalism as she graduates college. What a wonderful way to embark on life as a young adult! CJ writes:

Before hitting the second decade of my existence, I am delighted to discover the freeing and inspiring world of minimalism. Countless significant matters prevailed as soon as I stepped into a new entrance towards the path where my heart belongs…

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Real Life Minimalists: Amnesty

This week, I’m pleased to feature Amnesty, who tells us how she and her husband radically downsized to a hotel room. (Having lived in hotels for extended periods myself, I totally relate to the freedom this affords!). Check out more of her writing (and her workshops) on her blog. Amnesty writes:

I have always had the desire for mobility and travel. I feel that human beings have basic primal needs that can’t be met by fighting traffic, sitting in a cubicle, performing meaningless tasks and buying more stuff. So, I knew there had to be another way…

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