Real Life Minimalists: Em Phoenix

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Today we hear from Em Phoenix, who writes about the great joy that minimalism has brought to her life. Want to learn more? Em has a Czech blog, but [...]

Real Life Minimalists: Kishore

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This week, Kishore from India tells us how he discovered minimalism, and the progress he’s made in decluttering. I love hearing from minimalists around the world!

Kishore writes:

Kishore

Hi. I’m [...]

Real Life Minimalists: S.

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Today we have a wonderful contribution from S., whose post radiates the peace she’s found in paring down.

S. writes:

S.

I am a single mom who was tired and stressed [...]

Real Life Minimalists: Lara

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This week, Lara shares with us the contentment she’s found in letting go of consumerism. Please visit her blog to learn more about how she’s simplifying her life.

Lara writes:

Real Life Minimalists: Andrea

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Today we meet Andrea, who looks back over her last 40 years and offers a wonderful perspective on living lightly.

Andrea writes:

I may be one of your older minimalists, having [...]

Minimalist Montessori Toddler Bed

From the day we brought Plumblossom home from the hospital, she slept in her crib. We hadn’t researched other options, and she made it clear from the start that she had no interest in a family bed (the girl has always liked her own space). No matter, we weren’t offended: she was sleeping, we were [...]

Real Life Minimalists: Brianna

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This week, I’m pleased to feature Brianna. Inspired by stories of RV living, she and her family have done some dramatic downsizing. Please visit her blog to read more [...]

Real Life Minimalists: J.

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Today, we have a thought-provoking contribution from J., who wonders: what to do after decluttering? A decluttered life is like the empty cup I talk about in my book—full [...]

Real Life Minimalists: Leesa

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This week, we hear from Leesa, who tells us how minimalism is helping her redefine the role of consumption in her life. Read more of her thoughts and experiences [...]

Furniture Update: A Couch and Table and Chairs, Oh My!

Two years ago, my family and I moved into a 3-bedroom, 1700-sq-ft house. It was a big change from the 390-sq-ft apartment we’d left behind in England—but just about the smallest home we could find within a short commute of my husband’s office.

Several readers have asked me how our larger space has affected our furniture [...]