Decluttering feels like it should be easy and some people definitely find it easier than others. If you’re new to the whole subject of decluttering or want to know how and what to declutter, then check out this post – the complete guide on how to declutter your home. It will give you the low-down on the what, why and how of decluttering your home and everything you need to get started so you can try it for yourself and hopefully get hooked!
Minimalism is getting really popular because people are now realising the impact and benefits it can bring in today’s busy world. But the more people hear about it, the more questions it raises! I thought it might be helpful to do a round-up of questions I’ve been asked recently in case you’re looking for some answers to these questions too! This is Minimalism 101 and 3 questions I’ve been asked this month.
Home is where the heart is. You want your home to reflect your family’s personality and be a space where you can relax, have fun and spend time in. But, if you’re looking to make your home simpler, calmer and much easier to look after as well, then read this post on how to make your home more minimalist. You’ll see that you can create a minimalist home that works for your family without having just bare white walls and no furniture! Check out my simple guide to creating a minimalist family home that works for you!
Minimalism once used to be a word associated with interior design. Nowadays it has a much broader definition and has become a popular and sweeping movement amongst those who want to live a more intentional and simpler life.
For those of you who are new to the whole idea or intrigued to learn more about how it can help busy mums with busy families, read my post on what is minimalism and 4 things it’s definitely not.
When you embrace Minimalism and apply it to different aspects of your life, you end up living a simpler life, free from unnecessary clutter and distractions. This simple life allows you more space, time and freedom to focus on what’s important and let go of the unimportant, whether that’s physical and material possessions or just mental clutter such as negative emotions, bad habits, limiting beliefs and mindsets. This simple life leads to an intentional life where you make careful, deliberate decisions about what’s important and what’s not and you become more intentional about everything that you do. Check out this post on intentional living and 4 easy ways you can live with intention now.
Minimalism once used to be associated with interior design but has now become a much more wide-spread and popular movement for people who no longer wish to spend their time, energy and money looking after lots of stuff and chasing lifestyles which are bigger and better than everyone else. Instead, they choose to get rid of anything that doesn’t add value, purpose or bring happiness into their life, so they can focus on what’s important to them. Overwhelmed, busy Mums who juggle so many demands and endless To Do lists need Minimalism to make things simpler, easier and to enable them to enjoy and embrace motherhood rather than just struggling to get through it. Check out this post on why Mums need Minimalism to make life easier.
Decluttering the toys as part of a minimalist, simpler life is one of the best things I ever did. It created more time and less stress for me, and my children learnt to develop imaginative and creative games with the toys they did have, rather than being overwhelmed and overstimulated by too much choice. But, how do you know which toys to keep and which to get rid of? In this post I explain a bit more about minimalism, kids and the types of toys I don’t declutter.
A Mum in Progress was set up to help busy Mums find balance through simplicity. My aim is to give you as much information as possible on Minimalism and how simplifying your life and being more intentional with what you let into it, can make a huge impact on your home, your family and your sense of self. Here you can check out some of (what I think) are the best books on Minimalism and how to simplify your life.
Toys are one of the things that drove me crazy before I decluttered our home. They would somehow find their way into every room and I’d be forever moving and tidying them, picking them up or stepping over them. When I decluttered the toys and left my kids with less than half of what they’d originally owned, I thought they would complain and ask me where they all went. But they didn’t and it turned out to be one of the best things I ever did! Read on to see what a difference it made and 11 ways your children can benefit when you declutter the toys.
Some people love to shop and others hate it. I love the idea of shopping but hate it when I’m actually there. Different people have different reactions to shopping, but none of us can really deny that the shops know exactly how to draw us in, market and advertise their products and make it seem near impossible for us to live without whatever it is they are trying to sell us. For those of us who aspire to a minimalist, simpler lifestyle but find it difficult to say no and easily give in to temptation then here’s a quick guide to Minimalism and shopping – 18 ways to shop with intention.