Not so long ago, everything I owned fit into a Town and Country minivan. That’s a story for another time, but in just a few short months I filled a one bedroom, then a two bedroom home, with a few things stashed in a storage shed. Yes, I probably needed some of those things, but certainly not all of them, in fact, some of them remained unused for quite some time.
The past several months I’ve been reading a lot of blogs about minimalism and how people are choosing to have fewer material goods, the results of which are spending less money, less maintenance, less cleaning, and more time for the things that are truly important. You can read a little about what I’ve been up to here.
Let me introduce you to a few of the folks who inspire me.
Zen Habits is about finding simplicity in the daily chaos of our lives. It’s about clearing the clutter so we can focus on what’s important, create something amazing, find happiness.
It also happens to be one of the Top 25 blogs and Top 50 websites in the world, with more than a million monthly readers, and is uncopyrighted. Zen Habits features a couple powerful articles a week on: simplicity, health & fitness, motivation and inspiration, frugality, family life, happiness, goals, getting great things done, and living in the moment.
New to minimalism? New to our website? Welcome aboard! There’s a lot of info here, and you certainly don’t have to read it all at once, but here’s the order we suggest for beginners. Start below, find topics that add value to your life, and take your time. There’s nothing wrong with moving slowly.
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The Minimalist Mom started as a place for me to document my family’s journey to a minimalist lifestyle. Fed up with clutter stealing our dollars and time, I took the plunge in September of 2010 and donated, sold and recycled five car loads worth of house wares, electronics, clothing and furniture. Months later my husband was offered an overseas job opportunity. We sold all of our furniture and donated another car load of belongings before moving.