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Going Minimalist? The Best Tools For Simplifying This Year

By Sabra Morris | February 25, 2019

It’s only natural: Every January, long after the last New Year’s firework has gone out (and right about the time we begin rethinking our resolutions) another thought sets in for many of us:

Overwhelm.

Have you ever been there, staring down an overflowing closet or lamenting the functionality of your furniture? Have you ever contemplated your living room layout? Do you want to prepare your home for staging and showings, but feel intimidated by the amount of cleanup, organizing or little improvements that need to be done first?

We get it! So we’ve rounded up some of our favorite de-cluttering and simplifying tips and tools to help make the process easier. Enjoy, and good luck!

Explore Minimalism

In “Minimalism: A Documentary About The Important Things,” two regular guys talk about how they cleared their homes, minds and financial lives of clutter (and transformed in the process.)

Or, Consider Essentialism

Rather than a course on paring down, “Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less,” by Greg McKeown, tackles the deeply ingrained mental framework that keeps us from identifying and pursuing what’s most important in life — and how to break out of it.

Get Cool With KonMari

Marie Kondo, bestselling author of “The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up” has a new Netflix show, and a second book described as a “master class on the art of organizing and tidying up.”  

Declutter Your Kitchen / Simplify Your Lifestyle

The Faux Martha (Don’t you love that title?) features gorgeously ordered photos and how-tos for making things easier.

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