HAVING A MINIMALIST SUMMER

HAVING A MINIMALIST SUMMER

I’m finding more and more families are having jam packed summers with lots (or too many) events to attend. I however, believe our children need time in the summer to play freely and explore. In this blog post, I share tips on how to have a simple and enjoyable summer.

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BEST THINGS TO DECLUTTER DURING SUMMER

BEST THINGS TO DECLUTTER DURING SUMMER

Sure, summer is a great time to relax but for me, it is also a great way to do some decluttering and cleaning around the house. I never really get around to spring cleaning because often where I live, there is still snow on the ground and often it seems to be the busiest time of the year. Summer has become a great time for me to declutter because this is when I am switching the house (and my mind) over from the cold to warm season.

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HOW TO MAINTAIN A TIDY HOME

HOW TO MAINTAIN A TIDY HOME

Do you scramble to clean the house when someone calls/texts they want to drop by? I used to be the same way. The last couple of years, I learned how to keep a very tidy home without spending hours a day or week keeping it that way. This blog post shares my secrets of how I maintain a tidy home on a regular basis in a non time- consuming way.

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DEALING WITH TOY CLUTTER

DEALING WITH TOY CLUTTER

Unless you loved toys to begin with and is a collector of them, it seems like toys only start coming into your house (and life) immediately after you have a child. Everyone, including yourself, loves to buy toys for your child because of the joy on their face when they receive and play with them. The buying and seeing joy, leads to a never ending cycle and an accumulation of toys in your home. In this blog post, I will share my tips on how to deal with toy clutter and end the cycle of toys coming into the home.

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SAYING NO TO SHOPPING FAST FASHION

SAYING NO TO SHOPPING FAST FASHION

For the past couple of months, I bypassed two (potentially three) major shopping events - Black Friday, Christmas, and Boxing Day. Years ago, I would flock to the mall on one or all of these days and buy close to an entire new wardrobe for the rest of the year. I was taught as a child to buy things on sale to stretch my dollar further. Obviously, it makes sense to buy my clothes on these days when the sales are the best.

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BEST TIMES OF THE YEAR TO DE-CLUTTER YOUR HOME

BEST TIMES OF THE YEAR TO DE-CLUTTER YOUR HOME

Believe it or not there are several times of the year when it is the best time to de-clutter and do some deep cleaning at home. Not sure if you believe me? Remember the last time, out of the blue, you started to clean your house?!

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MINIMALISM MAKES MY LIFE EASIER

MINIMALISM MAKES MY LIFE EASIER

Now that I am thinking about it, I might have been a natural minimalist all my life. When I was young, I was always tidy and kept my room straight. Mostly because I wouldn't have to listen to my mom nag me to clean it. When I started working, I didn't buy unnecessary knick knacks because it was a waste of money and I would likely get tired of them.

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