How to Create Less in Your Life

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  • I’ve also become extremely interested in minimalism and the journey to owning less but living more. It does make you feel a bit lighter overall.

    • It’s such a great feeling once you get the hang of it 🙂 I’m certainly no pro and I’m sure I’ll mess up again, but somehow it seems so much simpler even day to day. 🙂 Hope you give it a try Katerina!

  • I’m such a hoarder sometimes I wonder if in my previous life I was a hamster.

    • Jen

      Haha! This made me laugh out loud. 🙂

    • Hhaa I can just see your place filled with so treasures 🙂

  • I’ve just started the process of creating less in my life so these tips were so helpful!. It can be hard to throw things away sometimes but it’s such a great feeling afterwards especially when you realize you never used it before anyway!

    • Eee! I’m so excited for you Jacqui 🙂 And yes I couldn’t agree more! Getting rid of stuff you swore you would use one day feels incredibly liberating 🙂 Happy minimalizing! xo

  • Jen

    I definitely agree with the invest versus spend piece as I’m the type to research and agonize over purchases. I could be better about downsizing in steps–once I start a project, I have to complete it–I can see how taking time would lead to better decisions and then outcomes (if only I could convince myself of this with my grad school capstone, ha). Thoughtful post, Kelsey! It’s like a capsule wardrobe for life. 🙂 xx

    Jen | affecionada

    • Oh gosh you sound just like my Momma! 🙂 She is the exact same way with projects and I know we can drive each other mad with how differently we look at things. I’m so glad you enjoyed the post Jen! xo

  • This is so well said Kelsey – not going without but living with value and intend. I’m please it’s working out for you and you’re travelling more 🙂

    I would say I’m living with less and living more (investing in my business and travelling) I find constant stream of stuff makes me anxious and overwhelmed!

    Hanh | hanhabelle

    • Thanks Hanh! Investing in your own business has to be so so rewarding and I’m so excited to see it’s going so well for you. I can’t wait to see your upcoming videos. xo

      • Thanks so much for your support 🙂

  • Very well said! I never get rid of stuff, because I think I’m too nostalgic. I like to hold on to old things. But at the same time, I know there are tons of un-nostalgic things I have that I really don’t need. This was very inspiring and very helpful, so hopefully I’ll start moving towards less, too!
    Julia | juliainbluhm.com

    • I’m so glad it was helpful Julia! xo

      PS if it helps I was right where you are and then I read the book “live more want less” for whatever reason I really connected with it!

  • It’s such a great idea to have less and actually appreciate everything you have. I’m so bad for hoarding things – especially ones with sentimental value of some sort. I’ve been sorting through my wardrobe for about six months now and each time I get rid of something else, I feel s o o much better! I hate throwing stuff with value away, so I try and sell bits and bobs on my eBay account and then I know they’re going to a loving home 🙂 I have tried starting to spend less on items that I really don’t need, and it definitely feels so much better to save that money that I was going to spend on something pretty useless haha xo

    Char | http://www.charslittleblog.blogspot.co.uk

    • That’ so smart! I think hoarding clothes is easily my biggest weakness, so I really should try to sell more of them on Ebay. Thanks for reading sweet girl! xo

  • Ela

    I really need to spend less and invest more when it comes to clothes – I have a crap-ton of tops but like 3 pairs of jeans, and that’s just not right considering I wear jeans like 90% of the time.
    Ela | http://www.stealingyoursunbeams.wordpress.com

    • YES – this was so me!! It took me so long to weed through my closet, but I have to say it feels so much better to have much more used 🙂 And I’m right there with you on love for a good pair of jeans! xo

  • Totally agree about downsizing in steps! I find it so much easier to tackle one area at a time. For instance, trying to tackle my entire closet at once feels overwhelming but just doing my shoes and dresses seems so much more manageable.

    Brittany | thechicette.com