Downsizing: 3 questions that will help you stay on track for a better life

You might not think about values when you first decide to declutter. Downsizing, after all, is a physical activity, not a mental one. The road to minimalism started that way for me. Downsizing came as a financial decision rather than a values-based one. I soon learned, however, that deciding what to keep and give away …

How to declutter your closet (and keep it that way) in 5 simple steps

When you declutter your closet you create a calmer start to your day. By simplifying decisions around what to wear you’ve got one less thing to worry about. Besides the reduced stress over deciding what to wear, there’s increased joy over loving every item in your closet. Improved confidence because everything fits. No more longing …

Goals: How to accomplish more of what you want by doing less

I once had a super ambitious classmate who loved setting goals. His need for achievement compelled him to constantly overextend himself. He complained about how much he had to do and how little time he had to do it. Then, one day, he announced he had signed up for a stress-management class. My friend and …

How clutter raises stress levels and how to clear it out of your life

Clutter impacts families in a multitude of unhealthy ways. That’s the topic of an insightful documentary called “A Cluttered Life: Middle Class Abundance” . In the 20-minute video, a team of anthropologists went into the homes of 32 dual-income American families to record their findings. They found the families had accumulated so much stuff it …