JHP Episode 15: Minimalism Home With the Armsteads

Curious about what minimalism is or how it looks like for a family of 5? I get comments all the time saying that decluttering isn't an option with kids.. but Carleen and C'jon are here to share otherwise with their first hand experience living a minimalist lifestyle with 3 kids!

"let go of the expectation that the house needs to be clean ALL of the time,

just reset when I can"


TOTAL OPPOSITE STORIES-both came to minimalism:

They both grew up in total different households, and this affected the way the viewed "things!"

Here are some amazing concepts we dove into;

  • Their daughters diagnosis of a speech delay started the decluttering process!

  • How they dealt with the feeling over being overwhelmed throughout the process

  • What space they began with, and what they would suggest YOU start with!

  • How to get your spouse on board with this new concept of "minimalism"

  • How their upbringings affected the way they viewed "stuff"

  • The emotions that came along with decluttering

  • The right way to tackle sentimental items

  • What their house feels like with "less"

  • Conversations you can have with kids about donating

  • Handling holidays and gifts with kids

  • Tips for paper clutter

"We just wanted to get it out of the house,
I'm lazy and didn't want to have to deal with selling"

Checkout The Armstead's on Youtube or find Carleen on Instagram @carleenarmstead


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