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We Use Self-Care to Reward Harmful Behavior

We’re calling it self-care when, in reality, we’re rewarding ourselves for not taking care of ourselves in the first place.

How to Simplify Your Kitchen

Here are 3 fundamental steps you can take to simplify your kitchen, make it practical, and get the most out of it.

8 Steps to Organize Important Documents at Home

Here’s a step-by-step guide to help you organize important documents you have at home and create a system that’s easy to stick to.

How to Simplify Your Bathroom

Here’s a 3-step method you can use to simplify your bathroom in a way that’s practical so you can get the most out of it.

11 Mindful Decluttering Questions to Ask Yourself

Here are the most important decluttering questions that we asked ourselves to avoid decluttering regret when we decluttered 99% of our things.

The 8 Biggest Reasons Why People Fail at Decluttering

Here are the 8 biggest reasons people fail at decluttering and how you can avoid them or fix things to get back on track.


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Why We Chose Simple Living

Hi there! We’re Ayla and Atle.

We’re a Norwegian-American married couple who used to be part of the consumer class. Then, in 2018, we came to a realization: the money, the possessions, the status… it wasn’t contributing to our health or happiness. We were chasing the ideals of society rather than doing what made us truly happy.

That’s when we decided to simplify our lives and only focus on the essential things. We decluttered and minimized 99% of our stuff, resigned from our demanding jobs, and started focusing on what makes us happy.

After simplifying, we finally found what we had been seeking all along: the time, energy, and money to find true happiness in life. We haven’t looked back since.

You can read more about us here.

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