Fill your life with stories to tell, not stuff to show.
The simplicity/minimalism movement is a beautiful community. And I enjoy any opportunity to promote writing that encourages people to live more by owning less.
I invite you to fix yourself a nice warm cup of coffee or tea. Find a quiet moment this weekend. And enjoy some encouraging words to inspire more simplicity in your life today.
Spring Decluttering is Better Than Spring Cleaning | Maria Shriver’s Sunday Paper by Joshua Becker. Decluttering the unneeded possessions from our home frees up space in our home (and garage). It frees up time because there is less to clean and manage. It frees up money in the long run. And it is a better way to live for the environment and sets a better example for our kids.
Why People Hated Shopping Carts When They First Came Out | CNN by Nathaniel Meyersohn. The fascinating history of shopping carts—designed to allow us to purchase more and more.
What to do Instead of Shopping – Minimalist Lifestyle Benefits | Hello Brownlow by Amanda. When we try to seek happiness through material things or through what appear to be really fun and exciting experiences, we often feel let down because happiness isn’t what we feel.
Minimalism with a Family | No Sidebar by Nikki Cox. We have reached peak toy season in our home. Both my son and daughter own their own toys, love their toys, and have zero desire to get rid of any toys.
41 Fun, Cheap and Free Things to Do in the Summer | Part-Time Money by Philip Taylor. Here are 41 fun, cheap, and free (minus the fuel costs) things you can do while it’s warm outside. There are plenty of ways to have fun without spending a lot.