Real-Life Family Minimalism

It was never my intention to take this to the extreme but to find a lifestyle of real-life family minimalism that would free us up to enjoy more quality family time together.

I began selling all kinds of different items, donating things, and asking friends what they could use.

I’ve liked even more the mental space I’ve cleared up by minimizing the stuff that was taking up physical space in some areas of our home.

With family life, I feel there will always be some part of this that will continue to require adjustment, but here some of the steps I’ve taken over the past few years.

Real-Life Minimalism

I realized it was time to say goodbye to this mentality, and then I literally cleared out that drawer, the basket, and the landing area.

Goodbye Junk Drawer!

I emptied the cabinets – all of them – and only put back the items we use. The other items were passed on to someone I knew would enjoy them or sold.

My kitchen was the room that needed the most help!

How did I downsize my closet so drastically? I started by taking everything out of my closet – yes, just like I did with the kitchen.

A Capsule Wardrobe?

It wasn’t quite as bad in their rooms as their closets are purged as they grow, but it was still helpful in pairing down their things.