How to declutter – photos

This past week, I had time to finally tackle my photos, once and for all. I’ve decluttered photos many times before, but I was never happy with the outcome because I still felt overwhelmed by the quantity that I kept. It’s like I knew that I wanted to let go of most of my pictures, […]

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Spring cleaning & decluttering checklist

It’s May already, so it’s just about time we do a proper spring cleaning. To help you, I created a cleaning and decluttering checklist for every room of the house. Depends on the size of your home you can do it in one day, two days or in a week. *Note: spring cleaning usually means […]

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How much stuff should we own? The ice-cream example

When we start decluttering, it’s natural to wonder about how much we should own. That is why we usually start observing other people who figured out what works for them to try and apply the same rules to ourselves. So if someone owns seven pairs of shoes and they seem happy about it, we might […]

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5 days 100 items decluttering challenge

As most of us are currently spending most of our time at home, I thought it would be a great idea to do a 5-day decluttering challenge. This challenge is perfect for anyone who wants to try a minimalist lifestyle but doesn’t know where to start. But t’s also perfect for minimalists to do a […]

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How I shop as a minimalist

With minimalism, a lot of things change in our lives, but the most significant change is the perception of material stuff. Suddenly we realise that things won’t make us happy, even though we still appreciate that they can make our life easier, more comfortable and enjoyable. And because of that, our shopping habits can become […]

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5 cleaning items that changed my cleaning routine

I love cleaning! Not a lot of people do, but I find it therapeutic and cleansing. But what I absolutely hate is wasting my time and energy. That is why I’m always looking for the best products that will make my cleaning routine more simple and/or enjoyable. So here are five products that changed my […]

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Minimalist gift guide – a list of 25 practical gift ideas

I used to spend days wracking my brain on what to get people. Days! It just took all the fun out of shopping and gifts and I started resenting the whole process. Then I started experimenting with mindful gift-giving until I began enjoying it – both receiving and giving.   If you haven’t already check […]

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Living with a non-minimalist – what to do?

Wouldn’t it be nice if our friends and family would join us on our minimalist journey? Life would be so much easier! But as we all know, we’re all different and what is important to you may not be important to someone else – so the big question is how can we deal with the […]

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How to declutter – books, paper and documents

A friend told me that she owns 400+ books and that she feels that she needs many lifetimes to read them all. If you feel you’re in the same situation – be it because of the number of books you have or piles of paper that accumulated over the years, then this is the article […]

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15 things I’ve stopped buying since becoming a minimalist

Since becoming a minimalist a lot has changed – I didn’t just declutter a few items and moved on. Instead, minimalism inspired me to keep asking the question: “How much do I really need?”. And with that, I started letting go of things and ideas I never thought I would. Here is a list of […]

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8 minimalist laundry tips to simplify your life

Who doesn’t love the smell of freshly cleaned laundry and the knowledge that everything is washed and put away neatly? But getting there can be another story – things can pile up and we can feel overwhelmed and unorganised. But as always, there are some useful tips which we can utilise to simplify our laundry routine and make it more enjoyable and efficient 😉 1. […]

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4 signs it’s time to stop decluttering

When I started my journey of decluttering, I rarely heard people talking about over-decluttering. The majority of us have trouble letting go so it’s only sensible to give a lot of advice on how to declutter. But sometimes we can go a bit too far or we move too fast. So if you were ever […]

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5 minimalist tips for an organised & clutter-free home

So you’ve done all the work and you’ve decluttered all the categories in your home but now what? The good news is that you don’t have to declutter again and again in order to keep a tidy house. Instead, you can set up some guidelines that will help you to achieve this without you even […]

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How to declutter – digital life

Our digital life is probably something we don’t really think about when we’re talking about decluttering but it obviously still plays a vital role in our lives. Our phones and computers are probably some of the most used items in our day-to-day life so it only makes sense to design the layout in a way […]

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Minimalist packing tips – how to pack light?

Have you ever packed a lot more than you needed? And have you ever struggled to drag your big suitcases and luggage around only to find that you barely used half of the items that you packed? Oh yes, we’ve all been there. But now imagine having just the right amount of stuff and not […]

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Minimalist cleaning tips + DIY recipes

Cleaning is one of the things we just have to do especially if we want to truly enjoy our home and feel on top of our lives. And if, like many people, you find cleaning time-consuming, tedious and for the want of a better word, simply annoying then here are some things you can do […]

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How to declutter – clothes

Imagine opening your closet – and every single time you feel inspired. Imagine knowing which colours suit you best, which cuts are the most flattering on you and which clothes make you feel your best. And if this were possible, then wouldn’t you agree that getting dressed would be both easy and joyful? Well, the […]

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When and why does decluttering become difficult?

Decluttering can be a lot of fun, especially in the beginning when we see how much unwanted stuff we really need to part with and how it’s been holding us back. But there are other times when decluttering can be challenging and not understanding why this happens or what to do about it can really […]

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How to declutter – shoes

Did you know that most people only wear a few favourite pairs of shoes and everything else is left unused? In fact, some articles suggest that people only actually wear five pairs! So if that is true why do we still hold onto so many different shoes? As I shared in my blog post about […]

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How to declutter (use up) – beauty products

With time, our bathrooms and cabinets can become overfilled with different creams, washes, body lotions, shampoos, masks, special concoctions and every other possible cosmetic. We want to feel and look our best, so we believe by acquiring more and more items we’ll become the best version of ourselves. But the problem is that the process […]

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How to shop mindfully? Buy less and better

Minimalism starts with decluttering but with time, we also have to look at our spending habits because very few of us were taught how to shop mindfully. On the contrary, many of us define success through our material possessions and the media supports this by encouraging us to buy, buy, buy. Now, that doesn’t mean […]

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My minimalist story – before & after

I’ve always loved fashion, and when I was a teenager, I thought that people who were well dressed were successful, strong and powerful, and I wanted to be like them. So I was drawing inspiration from different celebrities, and most of them are fashion chameleons. They always looked great, but they were never in the […]

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4 powerful decluttering questions

When decluttering, how do we decide what to keep? ‘What if’s’ or ‘how much something costs’ shouldn’t play a role when deciding whether to keep it or not. Instead we should look at our future to decide if what we want to keep supports the life that we want to life. For that, we need […]

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How to declutter your home?

Now that you know what minimalism is and what the benefits are, you want to get started. But there are so many different methods available, so which one to choose? And the answer lies in how you want to approach this. For beginners or for quick decluttering sessions, I recommend trying out one of these […]

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