What Is Hygge?

If you aren’t familiar with the Danish word, Hygge (hoo-ga or hue-gah depending who you ask) describes a comforting and cozy atmosphere. Meik Wiking, CEO of the Happiness Research Institute, wrote a whole book describing hygge which is called The Little Book Of Hygge Danish Secrets To Happy Living. Many people have become interested inContinue reading “What Is Hygge?”

My Don’t Want List

Earlier this month I read a great post by Joshua Becker from Becoming Minimalist. It was called, Expand Your Don’t Want List. The article stresses the importance of being happy with what you have. Right away I started to think about what I would put on my don’t want list. I took a few minutesContinue reading “My Don’t Want List”

20 Ways To Live More Simply

It may be time to simplify your lifestyle if you feel like your house is always a mess, you feel worn out and overcommitted, or if you feel like you constantly need upgrades for the things you own. A more simplified lifestyle allows you to live in the present, find joy in the simple things,Continue reading “20 Ways To Live More Simply”

What Does It Mean To Be Happily Decluttered?

I would love to be able to provide a list of rules to follow to help others become Happily Decluttered but it doesn’t work that way because every one of us is unique. What I can provide is some insight on how I became Happily Decluttered. Hopefully, this will help spark an idea for youContinue reading “What Does It Mean To Be Happily Decluttered?”

Life Lessons I Learned From Camping

I love camping! Growing up, both of my parents were teachers so we spent most of the summer months traveling as a family in our camper. All of my best memories from growing up took place on a camping trip.  I didn’t realize it at the time but all of those camping trips provided aContinue reading “Life Lessons I Learned From Camping”

30 Reasons to Declutter

If you have already begun decluttering, you most likely have experienced some beneficial side effects that you weren’t expecting.  The following list includes the benefits that I experienced after decluttering my home. Some I noticed immediately, and some happened over time. Although some may not seem directly related to decluttering, they all stem from owningContinue reading “30 Reasons to Declutter”

Earth Is Your Home: Pick Up Litter

Earth Day is right around the corner. Start celebrating now (and always) by treating the Earth as if it is your home. It is! At our houses, we all do our best to provide a clean and safe place for our families. But, what happens when we leave our properties?  We have all seen litterContinue reading “Earth Is Your Home: Pick Up Litter”

Alternatives to Retail Therapy

Do you find yourself shopping to make yourself feel better? If you use retail therapy to lift your mood, it won’t be long before you accumulate clutter in your home (hidden or not).  It is a vicious cycle because your clutter will lead you to feel poorly again.  Instead of going shopping and buying thingsContinue reading “Alternatives to Retail Therapy”

Rethink your Needs and Avoid Clutter

In today’s society, it is so easy to acquire new things. Constant advertisements are showing us what we need. Stores are filled with things you didn’t know you needed. Internet shopping is easier than ever. Within minutes you can think of something that would be cool to have, find it online, and have it ordered.Continue reading “Rethink your Needs and Avoid Clutter”

Ways to Declutter your Mind

What is Mental Clutter? Mental clutter is any thought keeping you from the present moment.  You could be lost in negative thoughts about the past, caught up comparing yourself to others on social media, thinking about something you need to do, or worrying about the future.  Basically, mental clutter includes all of the thoughts thatContinue reading “Ways to Declutter your Mind”