Thanksgiving week is (already) here. After the grateful gatherings of family and friends and displays of thanks and gratitude (and the food coma wears off ), the day after we honor what we’re thankful for, we “celebrate” consumerism at its finest. Isn’t it ironic?
Don’t get me wrong - I do buy a few things on Black Friday. But, as I try to live a more intentional, efficient and minimalist lifestyle, I have made a conscious effort to adjust my spending habits and reevaluate my mindset as a consumer. I try my best to make deliberate purchase decisions, delay gratification and seriously consider the quality, purpose and benefit for my family of my purchases.
When you shift your mindset, you bring less into your home, save time and save money. AND the items you DO buy are more…
How do you feel about Black Friday? Shopping in general? Any tips and thoughts?
SAVE TIME. SAVE MONEY. SAVE YOUR SANITY!
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Tired of feeling smothered by all.that.stuff.? Sick of coming home to a mess, just to be stuck in the vicious cycle of exhaustion at the mounting task ahead so you avoid it all together? I GET IT. I’ve been there. I’m not a neat-freak, type A person - in fact, I’m actually a “normal”, messy person. Plus, kids, right? Two kids just over a year apart is no joke.
I’m telling you, it’s possible to run an efficient, functional and beautiful home. Dump the clutter, use what you have, adjust your habits, and stop feeling like your home runs you. Get back time, energy, money and SANITY. My home isn’t perfect - it’s just A LOT easier to maintain since I removed excess clutter, implemented systems that work with our lifestyle and drastically improved functionality of furniture and decor in our home. I’m no longer scared that if a guest just so happened to stop by, I’d have to shove piles of stuff out of sight as quickly as I could.
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Tell me, what’s stopping you from dumping the clutter, calming the chaos and LOVING your home?
Excited to share tips about intentional shopping with Shawna and the @practicallyminimal community on the Practically Minimal blog!
I talk about helpful ways to adjust your shopping habits, how to use tools to help you avoid over shopping, and my "4 Qs" technique that I use often to help me make definitive and intentional purchases.
Head over to the @practicallyminimal blog and let me know what you think. I hope these tips help you as we approach the holiday season - over shopping can be hard to avoid with so many sales and deals, plus gifts to buy, and getting stuck buying "just one more thing". I love a good deal and gifting so this season is especially challenging for me. What's the most challenging thing for you when it comes to shopping during the holiday season?
What can you say (or do) to help your children learn how to let go and minimize their toys and possessions? My goal is to make them feel accomplished, proud and helpful and NOT like they’re losing their favorite things, “in trouble” or things are being taken from them.
Nervous to approach minimalism with young children? Are you just waiting for frustration, upset and maybe a tantrum? Teaching a child to let go gracefully and have a good relationship with their possessions is a learned skill that many young ones need help with.
There are ways to describe letting go and minimizing excess in a helpful way to get your kids on board and NOT make them feel like you’re taking away, they’re “in trouble”, or you’re trying to get rid of their favorite things. Consistency is important too (but it is in every aspect of raising kids)!