How to Maintain a Minimalist Lifestyle – Ep 109

Once we’ve sorted through our closets, toy bins, junk drawers, and garages and sold or donated what is not needed; and after we’ve learned to be content with less stuff and make room for what we want from life – what comes next? How do we maintain what we’ve worked so hard to achieve? Today we talk about how to continually be aimed at minimalism and some of the lifestyle shifts and changes that will help keep us in the minimalist lifestyle we desire!


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  • 1st Birthdays! Today is Kai’s first birthday! We’ve kept him alive for a full year and I am impressed. I’ve been dreaming about throwing him a first birthday since before he was born because let’s be honest, a 1st birthday isn’t for the kid, it’s for the parents. I bought space decorations because people on Facebook looked at me weird for asking if I could have their decorations. 1st birthdays, I will give anyone these decorations when I’m done with them.

Our Other Minimalism Episodes: 

Ep 32 with Joshua Becker author of 

Ep 32 with Joshua Becker author of 

Ep 89 with Desirae Endres host of the  Minimalish podcast 

Ep 99 on contentment, gratitude and flexible minimalism.

Ep 32 with Joshua Becker author of ‘The More of Less’

Ep 89 with Desirae Endres host of the  Minimalish podcast 

Ep 99 on contentment, gratitude and flexible minimalism

Notable Notes:

What the Internet has to say:

What Jen+Jill have to say:

  • Continue to explore new opportunities + intentional living so as to not fall into old patterns
  • Take better care of your things
  • Volunteer!
  • Start a blog
  • Give
  • Start a daily habit

More from the Internet:

  • This article from One Empty Shelf gives 4 tips on ways to maintain minimalism in our lives

More from Jen+Jill:

  • Keep the right mindset – Look at minimalism as a way of removing the unnecessary to make way for more of the important.
  • Minimalist community – find inspiration and support from others
  • Continue to edit
  • Marvel

BILL OF THE WEEK – Thanks for sharing your bill with us on how you PAID OFF your big red truck!

Lightning Round

Did you declutter anything in quarantine? If not, how did you keep yourself busy?

  • Jill – Maintenance mode – but still definitely getting rid of stuff as we can (and WORKING!)
  • Jen- Worked a lot AND started a youtube channel


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