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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.

For the video version of this post, click here to watch it!

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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If You Need to Declutter: A Decluttering Pep Talk decluttering decluttering inspiration inspirational Jan 08, 2020

If You Need to Declutter: A Decluttering Pep Talk 

If you are looking for some decluttering motivation to inspire you to tackle your clutter, this is the post for you! I put together a video that can be one of your go-to decluttering motivation videos whenever you need some decluttering inspiration or want some minimalism motivation!

Text From the Video:

Hey there,
If you clicked on this video, you must be feeling frustrated by the stuff in your life.
Perhaps your space makes you feel out of control
Perhaps you know that something needs to change
Perhaps you are sick of not knowing where your stuff is
Or sick of buying so much and bringing new things into your space.

If you feel...

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8 Types of Decluttering Guilt + How to Avoid Them decluttering guilt mindset Dec 27, 2019

8 Types of Decluttering Guilt + How to Avoid Them 

Decluttering is a difficult process to begin with, but it can become even more so when you factor in feelings of guilt, fear, and insecurity. These feelings can stall you in your pursuit to declutter your home, and can prevent you from making the progress that you want within your space. That is precisely why I have made this list of eight different types of decluttering guilt, to get you out of your decluttering rut. I am going to walk you through these different types and offer a strategy for each on how to avoid these guilty feelings in the first place. These mindset shifts will ultimately help get you to a place where you can...

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