Creating a Minimalist Home: Day 28- Guest Room

The guest room is often neglected, used to hang-dry laundry, house extra clothes, or hide away seasonal decorations, however this overlooked space is a valuable part of your home. It will help set the tone for style and comfort for you guests, and ultimately be the deciding factor if they’d stay over again. Read more

Creating a Minimalist Home: Day 26- Storage Room

I’m going to be honest. I’ve been avoiding this one.

The storage room may be one of your biggest organizational sighs of relief once it’s completed however!

You may be thinking, “If you have a storage room doesn’t that mean you have too much stuff?”, or “you wouldn’t need a storage room if you were a true minimalist”.

Maybe, but I’d have to argue that living in a place with various climates and weather conditions means that I sometimes need to have different things for different seasons. For example, my summer capsule wardrobe would give me hypothermia in the winter, so it’s stored when not needed. Or camping gear isn’t needed when I’m not in the middle of the woods… Read more

Creating a Minimalist Home: Day 25- Calendar

 

“Being busy isn’t the same as being productive.”

 

Let that sink in for a second.

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One of my biggest challenges with my new position at work is that I’ve had to exercise my right to say “no”, which up until late 2017 wasn’t a word I used often. I was always focused on pleasing others, trying to constantly make a good impression, and honestly stressing out and getting sick by over-scheduling myself. Read more

Creating a Minimalist Home: Day 24- Dining Room

The dining room was a simple one for us.

Our main floor is open concept so we use our furniture to create a visual divide between rooms, and in terms of space, our dining room definitely gets the least real estate. This has forced us to keep this space quite minimalist from the start. Read more

Creating a Minimalist Home: Day 23- Cell Phone

How many times do you check your cell phone in a day? Why are you looking at it? Is it for seeing the time, or are you looking at social media, taking selfies for your “snapchat streaks” (snapchat is honestly an app I can’t stand…mostly from a teacher standpoint but that’s for a totally different blog), or are you playing games trying to get the high score on candy crush? Read more

Creating a Minimalist Home: Day 22- The Junk Drawer

The biggest problem with the Junk Drawer has got to be the name. The name “Junk Drawer” gives us the mentality that we can just throw whatever we want into it and maybe never even take that item out. It gives us the option to be lazy because we don’t feel like taking the time to put that item where it belongs. Read more

Creating a Minimalist Home: Day 21- The Bedroom

The bedroom should be a place of relaxation, calm, and coziness. Could it be possible that clutter, and unfinished tasks are distracting from your zen? It’s said that minimalist spaces can actually help you destress, influence your mood, and make life easier. Read more

Creating a Minimalist Home: Day 18 – The Fridge

When grocery shopping, I used to look inside of my fridge, see what was missing, and write it on a list to purchase. Smart right? Sticking to a list would for sure help my budget and keep me from wasting food?!

WRONG! Although I was sticking to my list, I was spending a tonne of money on items I wouldn’t use that week and in turn wasting food, and basically throwing away my money. I was filling the void in my fridge rather than really planning ahead for what I needed to buy and how I would use it. Read more

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