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Minimalism with Kids

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What do minimalists spend money on? June report

Welcome to the minimalist shopping series. Below, as every month, I present monthly expenses of our family of 4 apart from bills for our apartment, Internet, two prepaid phones, fuel, grocery shopping and private purchases of my Husband (which are not many). What do we buy, what do we need as people who are quite …

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How to plan and organize short family trips with kids?

Do you go for a minimum one week’s vacation once, or maximum twice a year? Me too. But because I feel so good outside, in nature and like everyone, I like to be in delightful places, I try to organize it somehow and give it to my children despite the fact that I can not …

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Monthly purchases of a minimalist family, May’s report

Here is probably the longest list of minimalist shopping reports posted here. I bought a lot of new things this month, but all of them where real needs. Look. Below I publish the list of all our May expenses besides the apartment bills, an enormous in our country bill for trash (sorted by us), Internet, …

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Family beach bag essentials when you travel with toddlers

Below I present what we were taking to the beach on our holidays last year for two adults and our two Boys, aged then 2 and 4. You can be sure that on our family beach bag essentials list you’ll find only essentials, basics, and no heavy, fancy, unnecessary gadgets because the packing is done …

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Minimalist kitchen tool list of a family of four

I know that from time to time you like to see exact numbers, lists, and examples when it comes to living a minimalist lifestyle really, every day, in practice. I love it too! As I told you multiple times: other people’s lives examples are what made my life better. Of course, we’re talking here about …

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Minimalism with kids and why I can’t imagine it any other way

Many people tend to think about minimalism with kids as something unrealistic or unreasonable. Something weird or impossible to create and maintain. Let’s fastly look why it’s easy to think so. Firstly, we think that having much stuff is connected to having kids at home, or even that it’s necessary. Maybe it’s because the market …

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5 rules for decluttering toys by a minimalist mom

Minimalism with kids and why I can’t imagine it any other wayIt’s more than seven years since I’m a minimalist. Today I have no problem parting with things. Most categories of items at my home are well decluttered, organized, put on their places and revised from time to time. And yes, I’ve written most categories. …

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17 non-clutter gifts ideas for adults and kids (a list by a minimalist)

Before you buy traditional gifts such as random clothes, funny pajamas, accessories, decoration and other items, consider deciding this year for non-clutter gifts and letting people who you care about enjoy this small portion of benefits of a minimalist lifestyle. Table of contents ADULTS Self-development & education Quality/adventure time Starting a minimalist lifestyle Consumables Free/DIY gifts …

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How to declutter if you have a full-time job or are a parent?

Scanning through minimalists’ groups on Facebook, I often see the question: How to declutter my home if I have a 9 to 5 job? How to start the minimalist journey if I’m a full-time mom? Below is my simple answer and little guidance, how to declutter if you have a full-time job. Firstly, be aware that …

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Famous books on simplicity that will change your lifestyle

Give a good, powerful life change to yourself or someone you care about. Simplicity and minimalism are good ideas to start the journey of self-development and self-discovery. Below I share famous books on simplicity by best-selling authors of various backgrounds and living different lifestyles, so everyone will find here something for them. Learn how to …

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One More Argument That We Value Experiences More Than Things

Imagine how many gifts kids that you know could get last Christmas. Think of your kids, kids of your extended family, friends or neighbors. Let say a kid got 17 gifts and many of them were expected and waited for, so they should be enjoyed. Now let’s imagine this Christmas the kid gets 2 gifts. Or one, …

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Gift-Giving Rules for Our Family and Friends to Limit Kids’ Stuff

Being a minimalist of years, I am well aware of all problems connected with unnecessary stuff and I try not only to manage the things we have but also control the inflow of new items. This means changing buying habits that for me involved tracking spendings, experimenting with the half year without buying (results here) and just questioning or delaying every purchase on …

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A Step by Step Guide to Minimizing Your Kids’ Clothes and Making Kids Look the Best Every Day

Today I’ll introduce to you another experiment that can be your way of starting minimalist lifestyle or can help you declutter another category of things. I’m currently applying it to my Boys’ clothes. Let’s start! How to minimize your kids’ wardrobes? 1 | Have all their clothes clean and dry. We need to have all …

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22-Item Toddler Capsule Wardrobe for Summer/Autumn Season

As a minimalist, I firstly discovered benefits of paring down my own wardrobe to really only essentials. I have a few basic, simple clothes that take little space in our closet. Less stress and better look are the biggest advantages of the decluttering I made. But for a long time, I haven’t applied it to …

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Back to School Season – Minimalist’s Guide and Reflections

Back to school is another consumerism feast in the year. After Christmas or Valentine’s Day presents and Easter home decorations, someone made us spend money on buying NEW things every year when the school year begins. How could a back to school minimalist season look like? My story When I was going to school, I …

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