It doesn’t happen quickly, and it certainly doesn’t happen in the span of a half-hour TV program. It has taken a couple years to actually go through everything in our house and shop. Life doesn’t stand still so we can declutter; it keeps on throwing things & situations in the way. The process can stir […]
How can I be a minimalist when homesteading requires so much stuff!? Each task, hobby or chore requires a slew of tools to accumulate and isn’t minimalism about not owning things? In this post, I dive deeper into what minimalism is, and how homesteaders can be a minimalist!
In order to live more sustainably, we need to be aware of what actually surrounds us~ what comprises our everyday environment. After the big “once through” of decluttering which is really more of a multiple times thing, we begin to really hone our skills and take notice of the little things, the component parts, and […]
When you compare the lifestyle of a city-living apartment dweller to a farm family, it’s apples to oranges. There is no question that living in the country requires more stuff. When we moved to our farm, we realized there were things we really did need if we were going to make our desired lifestyle work. […]
Even if you don’t live in a tiny house or have any plans to do so, downsizing your belongings and de-cluttering can be more than just a good idea for your family – it can be a blessing.
I am one of those kinds of people who cannot handle clutter at all. If there is a bunch of papers on my desk, clothes all over, shoes everywhere, dishes piled up, it makes my day just wonky. Decluttering isn’t that difficult, really. It requires a different way of thinking about things, though.