Simple Restart Day 5

Image: Phaitoon FreeDigitalPhotos.net This week we are doing 5 days of the most popular posts on LSL during 2013.  To go along with the restart you can grab a FREE copy of Simple Living: 30 days to less stuff and more life. I wish you a wonderful and … [Continue reading]

Mini Mission Monday ~ Annoying stuff

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]

Apple Pie Sundaes (30 minutes!)

Fall is just around the corner here in the northwest and I can barely contain my excitement for it all. Are you ready for all the apple and pumpkin things? Let’s get started with an apple pie sundae, shall we? This naturally sweetened apple pie … [Continue reading]

5 American Cities Where You Can Retire On Just Social Security

The statistics on how unprepared Americans are for retirement can be terrifying. The median retirement account balance is $2,500 for all working-age households and $14,500 for near-retirement households, according to a 2015 study by the National … [Continue reading]

Mushroom Soup

My daughter and I were at the Farmer’s Market and found some lovely looking mushroom noodle soup at the homemade pasta place. We thought it would be nice to have it ready for lunch so we put it in the crockpot. The smell of that soup was so … [Continue reading]

Simplicity Quotes and Images to Lift You Up

In addition to writing about getting rid of clutter and busyness, I enjoy sharing my photography and simplicity quotes. I share regularly on the Be More with Less Facebook page, and Instagram. Use these images in any way that might inspire simplicity … [Continue reading]

Real Life Minimalists Update: Sacha

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. Today we have an update from Sacha, who was first featured in July 2015. She tells us how some … [Continue reading]

The Story of Brooklyn To Mars

Brooklyn To Mars was started in 2012 on a yellow typewriter when a writer named Markus Almond sat down and typed out some things he was…Continue reading on Brooklyn To Mars » Article by Brooklyn To Mars - Medium. Read entire story here. … [Continue reading]

Random Acts of Kindness #3 – The Slow Home Experiment

Last week, as part of our current Slow Home Experiment of conducting random acts of kindness every day, I asked the barista at my favourite coffee shop if I could also pay for the coffee of the next person who came in and ordered. Honestly, I thought … [Continue reading]

You Are Doing a Noble Thing

A noble thing is to “have or show fine personal qualities or high moral principles and ideals.” And I think you are doing just that: If you are working today to support yourself and your family— you are doing a noble thing. If you are being a good … [Continue reading]

Minimalism Documentary Coming to iTunes and Amazon

By Joshua Fields Millburn & Ryan Nicodemus · Follow: Twitter, Facebook, InstagramExciting news! We heard you loud and clear, and so next week, on September 30, 2016, Minimalism: A Documentary About the Important Things is coming to iTunes … [Continue reading]

Developing a More Flexible Mind

By Leo Babauta It’s my belief that a flexible mind helps us to deal with chaos, loss, big life changes, small frustrations, and all that life throws our way. A flexible mind leads to more peace. You’re not as stuck in your ways, and can … [Continue reading]

Mini Mission Monday ~ Consider these items if you haven’t already

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]

Strawberry Coconut Granola

Do you have any embarrassing childhood cereal obsessions? My ultimate indulgence was Fruity Pebbles, then came Lucky Charms, and later, Frosted Mini Wheats. And when I was in college I developed a thing for Special K with Strawberries. Are you … [Continue reading]

Christmas Club Accounts: Are They Worth It?

We're not yet to Halloween and, yes, we're going to talk about Christmas shopping. During the 2014 holiday season, a poll found that families with children planned to spend $578.10 on gifts. But, when you add up additional gifts, decorations, and … [Continue reading]

Procrastinating on Cleaning the Stove

My stove stared at me crusted and greasy. I’d been meaning to clean it for a week. It’s a black and stainless steel stove so it looks grimy quickly. But, I didn’t want to do the scrubbing it would take to get it clean. So I left it. … [Continue reading]

10 Essential Edits to Help You get your Life Back

Life has a way of taking over. It seems to run on auto-pilot especially when we are overwhelmed, in over our heads, or simply worn out from all that life is throwing our way. After a while of trying to keep all the balls in the air, we stop paying … [Continue reading]

Real Life Minimalists: Linnea

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 happy to feature Linnea from Sweden, who tells us how moving often, and welcoming … [Continue reading]

We Are Human And We Need To Be Loved

We wake up in the morning. Some of us are hopeful for the day. Others have been worn down for too long.Continue reading on Brooklyn To Mars » Article by Brooklyn To Mars - Medium. Read entire story here. … [Continue reading]

Random Acts of Kindness #2

When we first chose Random Acts of Kindness for our September experiment, I knew it would make an impact on the way we viewed the world. What I didn’t expect was the huge outpouring of gratitude and support from all of you! I’ve received so many … [Continue reading]

Four Simple Living Benefits from Spending A Little More Time Outdoors

Note: This is a guest post from Robin Shliakhau of Simplify and Pursue. “I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately. To front only the essential facts of life and to see if I could not learn what it had to teach and not, when I came to … [Continue reading]

Podcast 034 | Utah

By Joshua Fields Millburn & Ryan Nicodemus · Follow: Twitter, Facebook, InstagramIn this episode of The Minimalists Podcast, Joshua Fields Millburn & Ryan Nicodemus answer questions in front of a sold-out crowd in Salt Lake City, Utah, … [Continue reading]

Dealing with the Sweat-Inducing Fear of Launching a Major Project

By Leo Babauta Last week, I launched my new app, Habit Zen, on Kickstarter. Immediately the fears started surging through my body. What if people hate this? What if no one funds it? What if I publicly flop in front of a million people? And what if it … [Continue reading]

The Big Post

Image: nuchylee FreeDigitalPhotos.net Not sure how long this post will end up, but a lot has been going on in the last few months and it all seems to interconnect.  I feel like I need to tell you it all together. So grab a copy of tea and a comfy … [Continue reading]

Volunteering is rewarding all round ~ By Jennifer

With all the world’s tragedies weighing heavily on me lately, I’ve been doing my best to seek out as much positivity as possible. I’ve had an amazing summer volunteering, and so far my only regret is that there isn’t enough time to do more. There are … [Continue reading]