Mini Mission Monday ~ This and that

Mini Mission Monday is about finding ten minutes a day to declutter. To make it easy for you, each Monday I set seven declutter missions, one for each day of the week for you to follow. It takes the guess work out of decluttering and makes it easy … [Continue reading]

The Logistics of Minimalist living

The concept of living minimalism is something that sound appealing to many of us (and this has presumably fueled your journey to this blog). In terms of logistics, it’s not always straightforward though. Particularly if you happen to reside in … [Continue reading]

Roasted Jalapeño Vegan Queso (7 ingredients!)

All aboard the queso train – toot toot! Did you like my cheesy joke? (Get it? Cheesy cuz it’s…queso?) But, in all seriousness, soak some cashews, roast your peppers, and ready your chips, folks. We’re making vegan queso. … [Continue reading]

The Proper Ways to Discuss Salary in a Job Interview

Interviewing for a new position can be stressful. It's also a balancing act that can take time, and practice, to perfect. When it comes to salary expectations, the pressure increases exponentially. How much will they pay you? How much dare you ask … [Continue reading]

Should you be better by now?

My 94-year old, go-getter Grandma was in the hospital recently. When she got out, I called to say we were coming for a visit. Since we were coming about lunchtime, I asked if she wanted us to wait until she ate lunch at the retirement place or to go … [Continue reading]

7 Simple Ways to Be More You

Have you ever felt like you’ve let life turn you into someone else? Have you forgotten what your heart wants because of what life demands? Have you compared and competed yourself into someone you don’t recognize? Or, are you too busy and … [Continue reading]

Start the day with gentleness

A couple of weeks ago I came across an article on outlining the benefits of starting a day with gentleness, and I really wanted to talk about it on the poggie. Because while I am a big advocate for a little bit of slow in the morning, I … [Continue reading]

5 Signs You Need a Technology Detox

When I grew up, idle time was spent reading, playing baseball with my neighbors, or tracking mud into the house. My parents consciously and constantly encouraged me to “be outside” and not “sit there” in front of the TV. However, with the advent of … [Continue reading]

Podcast 077 | Seattle

By Joshua Fields Millburn & Ryan Nicodemus · Follow: Facebook, Twitter, InstagramIn this episode of The Minimalists Podcast, Joshua & Ryan visit Seattle, and they answer the following questions: After you found success, what changed in … [Continue reading]

A Guide to Developing the Self-Discipline Habit

By Leo Babauta One of the most important life skills to develop, for those just starting out in life (and everyone else!), is the skill of self-discipline. It’s like a superpower: when I developed some self-discipline, I started exercising and … [Continue reading]

How little we really need

Every time I go on a long vacation I am reminded of how little one really needs to live a comfortable and functional lifestyle. My husband and I often stay in Airbnb places when on vacation. These small apartments usually come supplied with a … [Continue reading]

Life-Changing Banana Walnut Pancakes (GF)

If you follow us on Instagram, you know I’ve been loving these banana walnut pancakes from Harlow. In fact, I think they’re what helped me survive our dreary Oregon winter. If I had pancakes to look forward to on Friday mornings, I could … [Continue reading]

9 Bizarre Money Superstitions People Actually Believe

When I was about eight years old, my grandmother gave me a purse. Inside the purse was a dollar bill, which I tried to give back to her. I thought she had left it in there by mistake. "No, no. That must stay in there," she told me. … [Continue reading]

32 More Things to Go

I was in a play this month. We’d been rehearsing since January and the last week before the play I spent most of the time at the theater 30 minutes away in good traffic. I would get home at 11:30pm amped up and awaken to work or sing in the … [Continue reading]

The Best Things are Never Things (and other lessons from Project 333)

I’ve been skirting around this issue for years. I’m not a fashion expert and I don’t know (or care) where to get the perfect pair of jeans. I started minimalist fashion challenge Project 333 to figure out what enough meant to me … [Continue reading]

How To Get There Quicker and Safer

There is something extremely dangerous about doing things alone. It’s foolish. When we refuse help from others, we risk serious harm to ourselves. Most successful people became that way because they surrounded themselves with a support team of … [Continue reading]

Creating Empty Space

We’re back with another simple experiment for you this week, and it’s all about empty space. Emptiness gets a pretty bad reputation. Seen as a negative trait, a lack of personality, a boring experience for a boring person. But I personally am a big … [Continue reading]

Five Better Ways to Measure Your Life

Note: This is a guest post from Lisa Avellan of Simple and Soul.  This world is obsessed with measuring up. Research shows we are exposed to thousands of advertising messages every day—and hidden inside each of those ads is a mistruth: “You … [Continue reading]

Podcast 075 | Maine

By Joshua Fields Millburn & Ryan Nicodemus · Follow: Facebook, Twitter, InstagramIn this episode of The Minimalists Podcast, Joshua & Ryan visit the great state of Maine, and they answer the following questions: How do I help my … [Continue reading]

How We’re Harmed by Our Dissatisfaction with Ourselves

By Leo Babauta Over the last five years or so, as I’ve worked with thousands of people on changing their habits, I’ve come to a realization: dissatisfaction with ourselves is a pretty universal phenomenon. We are unhappy with who we are, … [Continue reading]

The problem is acquiring

Clutter is very much about being keener to acquire than to let go. We acquire things we need, or more likely just want, but once their usefulness to, or novelty for, us has expired we hang on to them. I feel that there are four main reasons for why … [Continue reading]

Easy Vegan Naan

For as much Indian food as we eat in our home (takeout and homemade), it was about time I knew how to make a good vegan naan. I’ve been working on this recipe for a while now, and it’s finally ready to be released into the world! I think … [Continue reading]

Best Deals for Tuesday 05/09/2017

Link for teaser title: Inflatable Camping Pillow - the Ultralight OutSmart Pillow $15, Yoga EVO Stretching Strap with Handling Loops $15,... Article by Wise Bread. Read entire story here. … [Continue reading]

Decluttering 101: 10 Rules to Help You Live with Less Stuff

These 10 Decluttering 101 rules aren’t rules about which room to start with or how long to declutter each day. The rules don’t include specific decluttering methods, or tell you what you should or shouldn’t own. Instead, these decluttering 101 rules … [Continue reading]

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 to select the winner, and the lucky reader is Cheryl, who on April 17, 2017 at 2:53 pm told us about her … [Continue reading]