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Have you heard of the Minimalist movement that’s been gaining momentum lately? If you haven’t, it’s basically a movement of individuals, couples and families who make the conscious choice to live simpler, more intentional lives which focus on things that are more important than just “stuff.” Step one to most people’s Minimalist journey is decluttering their homes. The big question in the mind of most parents though is, “Is Minimalism even possible with kids?”
I’m here to tell you, first off, heck yes it is!
Not only is it possible with kids, but it is essential. Parents and children alike benefit from the simplicity of a more Minimalist lifestyle. Since my family has taken the path to Minimalism we have noticed a huge- let me say that again- HUGE decrease in our stress levels. Even our toddlers don’t throw quite so many tantrums. We have more focused time together as a family, and we can truly say that our priorities have shifted for the better.
Do you want to be a Minimalist, too, but you’re questioning how do I even start to be a Minimalist with kids???
First things first, you should probably take a look at this post and decide what type of Minimalist are you anyway??
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TIPS FOR THE BEGINNER MINIMALIST WITH KIDS
Free eCourse, Decluttering With Kids– Click the image above to sign up for this totally free eCourse to help you simplify your home in order to regain control of your days with your kids.
Beginner Minimalist Book List– The perfect starter’s guide to Minimalism.
TOY DECLUTTERING TIPS
My very first post written exclusively for this blog was this one. Our family still had a butt ton of toys that needed to move on and I didn’t have time for an intensive decluttering session. That’s how I came up with the idea to do a Minimalist Mama Game and the amazing parenting hack found inside! If you’re wanting to make big changes in a tiny amount of time this post is for you, Mama!
Why My Kids Have Never Owned A Toy Box– If you think a toy box is the best or the only way of storing kids’ toys THINK AGAIN! This post will share the best toy storage ideas you haven’t seen before!
Toy Decluttering 101 is my brand new eCourse! It’s still in the works, but you can sign up to be the first to know when it’s ready by clicking the image above and adding yourself to the waitlist. You’re gonna be glad you did this! 🙂
How To Declutter Toys in 5 Easy Steps Before Summer Break– School is almost out for summer. Don’t be taken by surprise! Read this post to discover 5 quick and easy-to-implement steps to declutter toys before summer vacation!
Toy Box or Nah??– A follow up to the previous post on toy storage, this post shares further ideas for toy organizing that really work!
Outdoor Toys Post– If you think your decluttering efforts should only be limited to the home, you’re all wrong, Mama! You need this post about outdoor toy decluttering to get you started- quick!
CLOSET ORGANIZING HACKS
Capsule Wardrobe For Moms– Every woman needs the advice found in this post to help them organize their clothes and closets!
Must-haves for a Minimalist Wardrobe– In this post, I share my favorite wardrobe staples that you are gonna love! These pieces work in so many different ways!
Capsule Wardrobe For Kids– After you’ve finished arranging a capsule wardrobe for yourself, you’ll adore it so much (and the reduced amount of laundry- ya feel me?) that you’re gonna want to make a capsule wardrobe for your kids.
Be sure to follow-up with this post with The 4 Pairs of Shoes Every Kid Needs. It’s a quick read and one of my favorite posts from MamaBear Martin because the advice is so practical.
PREPARING FOR BABY THE MINIMALIST WAY
Preparing For Baby The Minimalist Way– This post is a helpful guide that goes step-by-step through the phases of preparing for a new baby during pregnancy. Whether you aim to be a Minimalist, or not, you’re going to love the tips in this post! A few of the things you’ll find inside are…:
- 30 Day Decluttering Challenge: Nesting Like A Minimalist– A 30 day decluttering challenge to get anyone started off on their Minimalist journey on the right foot!
- Newborn Essentials the Minimalist Way– Find out what “stuff” you really need for a baby in this post (minus any stuff you won’t ever use!).
- Setting Up for Easy Meal Prep Before Baby Arrives– A few simple Crock-Pot recipes to get your freezer stocked before your baby delivery.
- Regifting and 3 Other Taboos You Should Be Totally Cool With as a New Mama– It’s okay to put yourself first once in a while, Mama. Read this post to find out how to get past taboos of new motherhood.
- 10 Areas Not to Overlook When You’re Decluttering Before Your Baby Delivery– This post is a must-read for anyone on a serious declutteraton mission!
- Hospital Bag Checklist to Help You Pack Your Hospital Bag Like a Minimalist– Be sure to print out the free checklist in this post so that you’re certain not to forget anything you need to pack in your hospital bag for your baby delivery.
Before You Go…
If you’re going to dive headfirst into decluttering and organizing your home then you’re going to have the answers in hand for what to do with the stuff that you declutter! Read this post to learn a few clever ideas for getting rid of stuff you no longer need, want or enjoy.
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