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Decluttering Ideas of the Week: November 23 decluttering decluttering ideas decluttering inspiration Nov 23, 2020

5 Decluttering Ideas of the Week: November 23

I am pleased to announce a new series coming to Abundantly Minimal: Decluttering Ideas of the Week! Each Monday, I'll be sharing 5 different decluttering ideas that you can let go of to help motivate you to keep moving forward! Of course, make sure you are decluttering intentionally and decide what works best for you.
Here's the list for this week!
Unused magnets or papers on the fridge: Keep your fridge clean and remove the items that are not currently adding value to your life.
Excess seasonal kitchen towels: How many Christmas towels are really needed? Decide how many seasonal kitchen towels are needed and consider...
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Minimalist Living 101: Think Like a Minimalist minimalist living minimalist mindset Sep 21, 2020

Minimalist Living 101: Think Like a Minimalist

A minimalist lifestyle does not just apply to the amount of stuff you have. Instead, it is very much tied into how we think. Thinking minimalist or intentional thoughts can make it much easier to make simpler and more intentional choices, no matter what we are talking about. 

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While there are many ways that people can develop a minimalist mindset, I will address three key concepts in today's post!

3 Ways to Think Like a Minimalist

1. Overcome Functional Fixedness: The term functional fixedness refers to only seeing one use or one purpose for each item that we own, rather...

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Minimalist Living 101: Delayed Gratification minimalist living Sep 02, 2020

Minimalist Living 101: Delayed Gratification

As we continue our Minimalist Living 101 series (check out last month's post on batching), the concept of delayed gratification must be addressed.

What is delayed gratification? It is the concept of putting something off that is not truly or immediately needed, which means we can put our money, energy, and time towards other things. Sometimes putting things off makes us more able to do better things later, simply because we were patient.

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Delayed gratification is so important because we live in a society of instant gratification, whether it's with concepts of fast food, "buy...

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Minimalist Living 101: Batching minimalism Aug 06, 2020

Minimalist Living 101: Batching

When living a minimalist lifestyle, there are several key mindsets and methods that can make life more simple, and help you save time, energy, money, and more. Over the next few months, we will unpack these topics here on the blog, as well as on the Abundantly Minimal YouTube channel. In today's post, we will talk about batching.

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While the concept of batching is often used when referring to productivity, we can apply it to a minimal life as well. There are 8 specific examples that you might find helpful with a minimalist lifestyle.

Batching Examples for a Minimalist Lifestyle

1. Meal Prep:...

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5 Ways to Simplify Your Kitchen + Cooking decluttering Apr 14, 2020

As many people continue to spend more time at home and less time eating at restaurants or grocery shopping, more time is spent in the kitchen, cooking up the ingredients you have in your home. 

If this is the case for you, do you enjoy your kitchen or the way it is organized? If not, I'd love to help you out!

I recently uploaded a Minimalist Kitchen Tour video which went through every cabinet, drawer, and countertop of our kitchen. (Watch it here if you are interested.

Here are a few key takeaways from the video that might help you in your efforts to simplify your kitchen or your cooking:

Keep Surfaces Clear: You've heard it from me before, but eliminating surface clutter...

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The #1 Strategy to Declutter Sentimental Items decluttering sentimental items Feb 20, 2020

How to Declutter Sentimental Items

Letting go of sentimental clutter, mental clutter, or emotional clutter is really difficult, and I often hear from viewers that these types of clutter are their biggest struggle. However, it doesn’t have to be this way, and there is one strategy that can help you move on from this.

I first shared this tip in an epic Clutter-Busting Scavenger Hunt with my monthly challenge group, (click here if you want to join us and get access), but I felt like this tip or strategy was too important not to share, so I wanted to dedicate this post and a video to it. 

Our sentimental items and clutter usually stem from a relationship in our lives. Sometimes it...

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12 Habits for Intentional Living intentional living minimalist habits Feb 11, 2020

12 Habits for More Intentional Living

Intentional living is all about living your best life according to the values and beliefs that you resonate with most. In order to make the lifestyle shift from more conventional to intentional, there are many different minimalist habits that you can begin to implement into your everyday life. While some of these habits for intentional living may seem difficult to follow along with, you just need to break them down little by little. These 12 intentional living habits are practices that you can incorporate on a regular basis that will help you to live a more mindful and intentional life, feel better, deal with less overwhelm, and really align your...

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100 Things to Declutter | Easy Decluttering Ideas decluttering decluttering ideas Jan 17, 2020

100 Things to Declutter | Easy Decluttering Ideas

Declutter your home before the new year with these 100 easy decluttering ideas! In this post, you will find a list with 100 things to declutter, which can help you simplify for your space in many areas of the home. 

Before checking out the list, if you haven't already watched the video that goes along with this post, I highly recommend it! Watch it here.

Entryway/Coat Closet:

Excess coats
Shoes you never wear
Shoes that aren’t comfortable
Purses that you don’t use
Purse clutter or garbage, like receipts
Unused membership cards or gift cards...use them up or pass them on!
Broken sunglasses
Old backpacks
Reusable bags that you...

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