Posts in Minimalism
Minimalism: Organizing your Life to be more Efficient

If you haven’t heard yet, minimalism is one of my favorite topics to write on because I use it in my everyday life. I find it cleansing, eye opening, and time saving. I’m the queen of efficiency, so if I can save myself time. Chances are I’m already doing it. Minimalism has helped me declutter my life, figure out my priorities, and make me more efficient in everything that I do. This saves me tons of time, which allows me to have more time doing what I love.

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Summer Capsule Wardrobe

I’m in Flagstaff, AZ for the 5th summer in a row. Now, there’s something about Arizona that you should know if you don’t know already. Arizona has one mountain and that mountain town is called Flagstaff. We’re up here at 7,000 ft elevation and we get all the seasons. Spring, Winter, Fall, and Summer.

Summer up in Flagstaff is pretty crazy. It goes from being 85+ degrees (which doesn’t sound like a lot to Phoenicians – but when you’re about 6000 feet closer to the sun – it get's pretty toasty) one minute and the other it’s a downpour monsoon storm. So, after years of living here. I learned to be prepared for every season.

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Wishlist: Home Decor to Create A Perfect Hygge Home

So, we’re in the process of achieving Hygge in our home. If you haven’t heard about Hygge, check out this blog post. Basically, Hygge is the act of getting rid of things that you don’t 100% love. What’s the use of having stuff around the house that you kind of like? There’s really no use. So, get rid of that stuff and only buy things that make you happy and make you feel comfortable in your own home. Chances are if you only like 85% of the stuff in your house, you don’t 100% feel relaxed and comfortable in your home. So, in hopes of achieving Hygge – I’ve created a wishlist of things that we need to buy or repurpose in our home.

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Minimalism: How to Apply It To Your Life

When it comes to minimalism, there are many things that you can do to help declutter your house, mind, electronics, and more. Knowing what to do and how to commit to minimalism is the biggest part of avoiding stuff from controlling your life. It’s important that you actively practice minimalism and look for ways to best declutter your life.

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Minimalism & How You Can Achieve A Minimalistic Lifestyle

Minimalism is a lifestyle that I’m learning to adapt to each and every day. The more I learn about minimalism, the more I love it. I recently had spring cleaning fever and cleaned out our entire house of the stuff that we haven’t used in quite some time and all the junk that’s just been sitting around.

Let me tell you, donating all that junk (literally an entire car full) is such a freeing experience! I would recommend that everyone do this at least once a year (I do it twice) to just recenter yourself on what’s important in your life and get rid of the things that don’t serve you anymore.

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Are You Serving Your Stuff?

Well, folks. It’s spring. So, what does that mean in the Binderim household? That means that I go through every nook and cranny of our house and get rid of anything that we don’t use or haven’t used in the past year. It’s 100% my favorite thing to do – but only when I’m in the mood for it. If I’m not in the mood, then it’s the worst. Anyways, I get this way about twice a year when I’m ready for a change and to just dump stuff off at the local thrift store.

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Wishlist: Spring Capsule Wardrobe

So, you may or may not know that I completely went through my closet and totally gutted it– by gutting it I mean getting rid of at least 3/4ths of all my clothes and accessories! That was one of the most liberating activities I’ve practiced in a long time! You may be asking, “why the heck did Ashlee get rid of 3/4ths of her closet?” Well, let me tell you!

I’ve decided that I keep buying things that are on sale but I’m not necessarily in love with.

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Minimalist Wardrobe: Saving Me Thousands Every Year

How I narrowed down my closet from full to minimal and how I wake up happier than ever before.

Let me tell you a bit of a backstory - I've recently lost a ton of weight by changing my diet to serve my body better and to fix some allergies that I'm just realizing that I have. So, I've been doing a lot of shopping because I feel great about myself! (Hey - self esteem! It's nice to see you again!)

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