Mini Mission – Wednesday 19July2017

Declutter a few books you don’t think you are likely to want to read again. Article by 365 Less Things. Read entire story here. … [Continue reading]

What Millennials are Looking for in an Apartment

If you’re a landlord, you understand the importance of attracting and retaining high-quality, high-paying tenants. Perhaps you’re hoping to get in the real estate game, and assessing the ways you can make the most out of your investment. When it … [Continue reading]

Easy 2-Ingredient Coconut Yogurt

Friends, I made yogurt! Coconut yogurt to be exact. And if I can make yogurt, you can make yogurt – promise. Let’s do this! There are no fancy tricks or expensive equipment involved here. Just 2 simple ingredients required! All you need … [Continue reading]

5 Things to Consider Before Buying a Home When You’re Single

It's become increasingly common for people to buy a home by themselves instead of as a couple. According to the National Association of Realtors' Profile of Homebuyers and Sellers, new homeowners in 2016 were comprised of 17 percent single females … [Continue reading]

No Time to Organize or Simplify?

As many of you know my Mom was diagnosed with stage 4 cancer recently. Another friend is fostering two young ones. One is struggling with chronic illness. Another has a foreign student living with them that they are helping with English to get into … [Continue reading]

Guilt-free Introverting: a roadmap for anyone who craves alone time

This is for the introverts, the extroverts, the ambiverts, and all the verts in between who crave a little alone time. It wasn’t until I began to simplify my life, and create more time for solo-walks, long writing sessions, and other quiet, … [Continue reading]

You’re Being Irresponsible

I know you thought you were doing the right thing. But the truth is, you’ve been spending your time doing the wrong things. You are really, truly great at something. You should be doing that thing. And lately, you haven’t been.Your heart is in the … [Continue reading]

The time is now

Alessandro Sacchi On last Thursday’s episode Ben and I went pretty deep in to some BIG changes we’ve got going on at the moment (if you haven’t listened to it yet, Episode 177 is where we share all) and before we get in to … [Continue reading]

The Hope Effect: Raising $40,000 for Orphan Care

18 months ago, with help from the Becoming Minimalist community, we created and launched a nonprofit organization called The Hope Effect. The Hope Effect seeks to improve orphan care in developing nations by focusing on solutions that better mimic … [Continue reading]

Podcast 087 | Balance

By Joshua Fields Millburn & Ryan Nicodemus · Follow: Facebook, Twitter, InstagramIn this episode of The Minimalists Podcast, Joshua & Ryan visit Cincinnati, and they answer the following questions: What questions have your audience … [Continue reading]

The 4 Keys to Learning Anything

By Leo Babauta I’ve been studying how to learn, as I try to teach myself new skills … and absolutely love learning new things. But I keep running up against a few key problems: Becoming overwhelmed. The more you learn, the more you see … [Continue reading]

Mini Mission – Wednesday 12July2017

Declutter something that you, or another person in your household, has grown out of, physically, developmentally, and or emotionally. There isn’t much that doesn’t  fall into this category. It could be clothing, kids toys, items you have … [Continue reading]

Looking to Grow a Vegetable Garden? Get Your Soil Checked First!

Part of the beauty of owning your own home is the amount of space you get to cultivate. Owning your own home on a small piece of land offers you the freedom to explore new interests. Do you want to grow your own organic fruits and veggies? You can, … [Continue reading]

Baked Plantain Chips + Garlicky Guacamole

I’ve been on a plantain kick lately. Why, you ask? They’re delicious They’re healthy They’re extremely versatile You can make CHIPS with them! Need I say more? This recipe is easy, requiring just 7 ingredients and 30 minutes! … [Continue reading]

4 Myths About Divorce and Money, Debunked

Divorce happens. And when it does, it's expensive. Divorce proceedings cost an average $10,000 to $15,000, according to GOBankingRates. (See also: How to Protect Yourself Financially During a Divorce or Separation) Unfortunately, many who are … [Continue reading]

20-Second Hug Effect: trade stress and busyness for love and happiness

Before I headed home from a wonderful family visit and hiking trip, my sister gave me a really big hug in the Munich airport … a 20-second hug. We cried and hugged and cried and hugged knowing it might be awhile before we saw each other again. … [Continue reading]

being OK with things as they are

We strive to improve our lives, often because we are dissatisfied with how things are. I know this, because I’ve lived it. I don’t like the way I look, so I try to improve myself. I don’t like my house, so I work to get a better one. I want everyone … [Continue reading]

Real Life Minimalists: Pamela

Every Monday I post Real Life Minimalists, a profile of one of my readers in their own words. If you’d like to participate, click here for details. This week, I’m pleased to feature Pamela, who tells us about her step by step journey to a more … [Continue reading]

Plastics: Tackling the packaging

We’ve spent the past few weeks discussing ways to reduce our plastics consumption, including doing away with single use plastics, talking to providers about non-plastic options (getting awkward with that butcher, yo!) and taking three for the … [Continue reading]

How Digital And Physical Clutter Are More Similar Than You Think

Picture for a moment, a cluttered apartment. Over, under, around, inside, above, and below—everywhere you look, stuff would be there. You might not be able to walk in the room or see the floor at times. Spare parts, sealed boxes, unused clothes, … [Continue reading]

Podcast 086 | Rich

By Joshua Fields Millburn & Ryan Nicodemus · Follow: Facebook, Twitter, InstagramIn this episode of The Minimalists Podcast, Joshua & Ryan speak with Rich Roll live on the Less Is Now tour, and they answer the following questions: What … [Continue reading]

5 Ways to Simplify Today

By Leo Babauta Living a life of simplicity can be a beautiful thing. But simplifying itself can seem like an overwhelming process. So I recommend simplicity in your simplifying. Instead of trying to simplify your whole life, tossing out all your … [Continue reading]

Mini Mission – Wednesday 5July2017

Decluttering something you regret buying that has barely been used. Article by 365 Less Things. Read entire story here. … [Continue reading]

Natural Ways to Improve Indoor Air Quality

Most people don’t know that they live in homes with dirty indoor air. Unfortunately, it’s the truth. Many families live in homes with air that contributes to health problems like allergies and asthma. You can improve your home’s indoor air quality by … [Continue reading]

Rainbow “Raw-maine” Taco Boats

You guys have requested more no-cook / heat-free dinners, and this is the first one that came to mind! If you’ve never had romaine taco boats, you haven’t lived! OK, maybe you’ve lived, but you haven’t enjoyed the freshest, … [Continue reading]