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Minimalism // Months 4 + 5

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This year of minimalism is even better than I expected. I love the challenge of it, and am feeling so much lighter with this new intention in my life. I made some good strides towards more minimalism in April and May, which I’ll be sharing a bit about today.

Created a Clean, Tidy Play Space
I knew the time would come when Jack needed a space to corral all of his toys, and that time finally arrived! Earlier this year we got new living room furniture to create more space between our kitchen and living room for Jack, and last month we finally got it decorated. Thanks to the tips from this book, it’s nice and neat and everything has a purpose and place. I’m so happy with how it turned out and love that it’s a kid space that doesn’t feel like a toy explosion (yet).

More Trips to Goodwill
Believe it or not, we got rid of even more stuff these past two months! Brian hauled at least two car loads to Goodwill and our garage is feeling much more spacious now. It’s funny—we don’t even miss all the stuff we got rid of and our space feels so much more clean and streamlined. Less really is more!

Lots and Lots of Neutrals
From my day-to-day outfits to my travel style, minimalism is absolutely seeping into my style more and more. I find myself wearing black, grey and white every day and it’s amazing how much easier getting ready is now that I’ve moved my colorful clothes into the guest closet while I decide if I want to keep them or not :)

For June and July, I’m planning to bring more minimalism in my skincare and nutrition thanks to this book I’m reading right now. Stay tuned for more thoughts in the coming months!

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    Stephanie @ Whole Health Dork
    June 18, 2015 at 8:37 am

    Thanks so much for sharing! We’ve started to embrace a bit more of the minimalist way of life, but still have plenty of ways to go. Lots and lots of bags off to Goodwill this past year and we don’t even have that much stuff! I like just being able to have a simpler routine, knowing what I have to wear/what goes with what/loving the clothes I have, cleaning fewer items, and knowing our next move will be easier, just to name a few! I just started reading your blog recently, but I’m already having fun following along with you!

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      Natalie Borton
      June 24, 2015 at 9:05 am

      So great! It’s tedious but worth it for sure. Glad you found my blog and are enjoying it! Xo

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