You don’t need a lot of time to declutter. 10 minutes should do it.
Drink from a reusable water bottle. Cheaper and well, less plastic ingested.
Anyone else cook with cast iron?
Living with less can make you happier.
To make you laugh…It’s cold, and this guy is a bit nuts.
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A note from Happy Simple Mom:
I love books. I love having books in my home.
My dream living room includes wall to wall shelves full of books. I don’t want home decor items. I want every nook and cranny to have a book in it.
I wasn’t always this way. In fact, some of my earlier posts talk about how I don’t really read that often.
Turns out, I was just in a busy season of life. I read all the time now.
One of the things I’ve had to contend with my newfound love for reading and my also love for a clutter-free home is how to make space for the books.
Even though I ama huge proponent of libraries, they do involve some tiny effort, primarily remembering to return a book before the due date. (Our family is a big contributor to our local library simply in library fines!)
Sometimes I like to simmer on a book, read it slowly.
I’ve been reading The Hobbit with my girls since December 2022. We’ve enjoyed every minute of it and have less than two hours of read time left. Slowly, in between books, we get through it. I could not do this with a library book.
I have other “in-between” books too. These are non-fiction books I pick up occasionally, when I need to be inspired; really long fiction books and series; and the very occasional book I like to flip through for a second or third round.
So often I see people turned off from even discussing decluttering (or gasp…minimalism) because they don’t want to give up the things they love.
Let me give your permission right now to live a minimalist-ish life, or at least a clutter-free life, while still holding on to the things that give you great joy…maybe even in what others would consider excessive amounts.
The trick is to simply make space for the items you love. Sometimes, that means letting go of other things you don’t love so much.
I don’t have a ton of random kitchen gadgets. I do however, have a cabinet AND a kitchen drawer dedicated to my tea collection.
We made space on our walls for book shelves. I skipped the home decor so I could fit in more books.
Know your space, know the things you love, and then make the two work together.
Brooke, Happy Simple Mom