Creating a Minimalist Home: Day 17- The Kitchen

I’ll be the first to admit that I’m a bit of a whirlwind in the kitchen and it does not always look as clean as it does in these photos. If you saw the behind the scenes of my Christmas content photoshoot with something simple, you know what I’m talking about… The kitchen is a well used area in our home, and we like to cook real food, so we need the tools and space in order to do this.

Hold onto your hats, because this is a longer one!… Read more

Creating a Minimalist Home: Day 16- Coat Closet

It’s below 0ºC here, it’s windy, and the snow’s a fallin’. What’s a better time of year to go through your foyer closet than winter?

My goal for today is to not only minimize the amount of coats I own, but also the accessories (hats, scarves, mittens, umbrellas, etc.).  Read more

Creating a Minimalist Home: Day 14- The Garage

It’s about to get cold here in SW Ontario, and with that comes snow. And sure, snow is beautiful when it sparkles in the sunlight, it adds an extra bit of holiday spirit (there’s Christmas carols about it…), and it’s even a great source of entertainment.

But do you know what’s not so fun about snow? Having to wake up earlier to clean off your car before you head out to work, chipping off ice, and freezing your buns off in the wind. If you’re lucky enough to have one, now is a better time than ever to clean out your garage, donate unwanted items, and make space to park your car! (they call it a “2-car garage”…. because cars are supposed to fit in it!). Read more

Creating a Minimalist Home: Day 13- Cleaning Products

Guess what.

You probably have too many cleaning products in your house. Whether stashed under the kitchen sink, in a closet, or a cupboard, these harsh products take up space, and are usually toxic to you and the environment.

Have you actually read the SDS sheet for some of the products you’re using? I bet you’d be surprised! Read more

Creating a Minimalist Home: Day 12- The Pantry

Food is meant to be eaten!

Day 12 of the Minimalist Home Challenge: The Pantry.

Pantries are great to keep unsightly food items off the kitchen counter or out of your cabinets, but they often collect multiples of food items, as well as food we don’t use. Since the food is out of sight, it is out of mind.

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Creating a Minimalist Home: Day-11 Social Media

Another digital cleanse. Day 11 of the Minimalist Home Challenge: we’re looking at our social media feeds.

Let’s face it. We all use social media. You probably came across this blog post by way of Facebook, Instagram, or Pinterest. But I find it frustrating to open up my social media to find an endless stream of new content, that I really don’t care that much about. Retweets of Memes, Recipes I’ll never try, or ads from stores I’ll never shop at. I was wasting so much time just scrolling through content to get to the next thing I actually wanted to look at… Read more

Creating a Minimalist Home: Day 10- Ten Easy Tasks to Simplify Your Space

First of all, apologies to those who’ve been following along the Minimalist Home Challenge for the short pause in posts! I was “getting my creative on” all weekend by hanging with my friend Alayna Hryclik owner and creator of soft flirt at the “The Modern Mom Show Christmas Market” doing an Instagram Take-over, and shooting content for a client managed by Jen at somethingsimple.co. I also created some downloadable holiday stock photos that you can preview here.

Now on to the good stuff:

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Creating a Minimalist Home: Day 9- Shoes

A few posts back we talked about creating a minimalist closet but we didn’t even touch on shoes!

We’ve already create our capsule wardrobe, decided on our personal style, and made sure the clothes we have chosen fit and can go from day to night style with some simple accessories…but what about our shoe collection?

Collect up all your shoes into one place and divide them based on hot and cold weather. Think of them in terms of fit, comfort, style, condition, and functionality. Read more

Creating a Minimalist Home: Day 8- Countertops

We’ve all seen beautiful kitchens and dreamed about what our kitchen could be. Their clear and beautiful countertops without a spoon or spatula out of place. This can’t be real, kitchens only look this beautiful in books and magazines… Do these people never eat toast, where is the toaster?

The thing is, a minimalist kitchen really is possible, and it starts with a clear countertop! Read more