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!
Decluttering is all the rage right now. And rightly so! We live in a time of massive clutter, consumerism, and waste. It seems everywhere I turn nowadays, there is more and more information about decluttering: How to declutter, why to declutter, simple step by step tips for decluttering, how to be a minimalist, how to […]
What is simple living & minimalism like? I love the idea of minimalism. But something about the trendy or modern day idea of minimalism doesn’t fit into my lifestyle. It works for many people, don’t get me wrong, but it doesn’t work for my family dynamic. Instead, we choose to live simply. To be organized, […]
My husband went back to school full time, which means we’re now surviving off one income – mine. Obviously we’re not the first family to drop down to one income. In fact, we’re better off in a lot of ways than other families who take this plunge. Our situation is temporary and will eventually lead […]
For about a year now, there’s been this bookshelf in the corner of my home office. A hand-me-down made from particle board, it didn’t match our style and served no real purpose except to collect all the items we were going to sell at our future yard sale. A box of various literary magazines. A […]
A few years ago, I read a tiny story – a fable, maybe, but I like to think it’s true – about a monk seeking enlightenment. I stumbled across it in the middle of an internet bender, one of those rabbit holes where you click link after link and end up in the wilds of […]