Living Simple When Your Partner Doesn’t

One of our YouTube subscribers had shared that they are more enthusiastic about living simple than their family is, which can be tough sometimes. We’re sure it can be! The clutter, the mess and the excess are all things you have to contend with when you’re more keen on living simple than your family and sometimes it can feel like you’re the lone ranger, tackling the stuff solo. For your family, you getting rid of your things might seem a little nuts! This week we’re sharing our suggestions on how to make home life a little more peaceful, for all parties involved, because life isn’t about stuff! Continue reading “Living Simple When Your Partner Doesn’t”

Shopping As An Essentialist

Truthfully this wasn’t an area of my life that I had anticipated would change, but it greatly has. I mean, I was fully aware that the shopping habits we’d had a few years ago were atrocious, but I’d thought we’d cleaned up our act a good amount. Turns out essentialism and living simple with only what you need would have a major impact on how Trevor and I spend money (AND view money, so if you’re interested in learning more about that let me know in a comment below). Continue reading “Shopping As An Essentialist”

Minimalism Won’t Make You Happy

Hey everyone! Today’s topic is something I didn’t know was a thing until a couple weeks ago. I was checking out content similar to ours on YouTube and found several videos promoting polarizing opinions by comparing Minimalism and Materialism and suggesting that one is superior than the other in the video titles. This absolutely frustrates me as, for starters, polarizing media disgusts me. The short of it is: no way of living is superior to the other, or will guarantee you happiness (SPOILER ALERT: we all have to do that for ourselves), but there is a way of living that is best suited to you and your personality. This, of course, means doing the research and throwing on that thinking cap to find a method of living that sounds best to you. Continue reading “Minimalism Won’t Make You Happy”

#Minimalist2017 Recap + Reflections

Call us crazy, but Trevor and I spent this past holiday season spending time with family, relaxing and going through our entire apartment as a final push to eliminate all the excess items we could easily identify. We shared this journey over on our Instagram page and are going to provide a recap today, along with what we’ve learned about ourselves and minimalism. Continue reading “#Minimalist2017 Recap + Reflections”

Minimalism: Don’t Store Unusable Items

Sometimes when an item no longer works for you or was a bad fit from the beginning we cast it aside when a new solution is available. However it’s best to ensure that you don’t hold on to the old item after it’s usefulness has past. Continue reading “Minimalism: Don’t Store Unusable Items”

Declutter with #Minimalist2017!

Trevor and I are so excited to bring to you our latest project: Minimalist2017! For the rest of December, we’ll be uploading one item we’re removing from our home to our Instagram every day using “#Minimalist2017” to help inspire all of you to achieve your downsizing goals! Continue reading “Declutter with #Minimalist2017!”

Christmas and Minimalism

It’s almost that time again. Christmas time of course! (For all those who observe it.) Unfortunately though modern western Christmas traditions don’t usually mix well with minimalism. Decking the halls and gift giving can easily get out of hand. However, with that said you can find a balance for the holidays that wont result in excess consumption and boxes of decorations that are only used for 1/12th of the year. Continue reading “Christmas and Minimalism”