Live Clean. Live Green. Live Simple. Be Minimalist. Be Organized. Beautifully!
Our external world such as our homes, garages, offices, cars and even yards and gardens should reflect the ideas and principles of Living Simply as much as does our internal world. They are meant to be sanctuaries, fully functional, calm and peaceful spaces to live in, to be ourselves in, and to welcome us and others into. It is no surprise that they are also a reflection of what is going on inside us, our inner being. Understanding and then balancing our external world will provide clarity and insight to our internal status. Our external is the beginning point in the process of Living Simply and as such the process will uncover (literally and figuratively!!) who we are, how we are choosing to live, and what changes we need to make! Don't worry because the beauty of applying the principles of Living Simply to your space is well worth the work and the result is a home that is open, airy, and rejuvenating, as well as functional, organized, green, minimalist, and de-cluttered. A greater understanding or yourself and how you are intertwined with your external surroundings is a bonus!
There are two parts to the external: Living Home and Living Green. We begin with Living Home and progress into Living Green, with each building on the ideas and concepts of the other. I firmly believe that one can not add anything to an already full bowl, so the beginning work in Living Home of cleaning out, de-cluttering and organizing one's space is a must (do know that you may uncover, clean out and churn up some emotional stuff too---they are connected remember!). Then you can begin the fun of decorating, re-designing and beautifying your space to create a blissful, peaceful home reflective of all you hold dear!
Once that work is done, Living Green begins! It is here that we learn about genuine Eco-friendly living, being green, the 5-R's: Rethink-Refuse-Reduce-Reuse-Recycle, carbon footprints, minimalism and down sizing, choosing to live simply and live tiny in whatever space you occupy, living free from as many harmful toxins and chemicals as possible and having our house continue to provide us a warm, welcoming, safe, tranquil space to call home!
Living Simply brings your external world into balance and creates a home that is reflective of all that is uniquely you!