How To Fall In Love With Your Home

How To Fall In Love With Your Home

To me, my home is a sacred place. It's a place for love, rest, and growth. It brings me pace and allows me to be my truest self without fear or judgment

It's also the window to my mental or emotional state. If it's messy or disorganized I know, I'm stressed. If it's tidy and in order, it allows my mind to create, my heart to sing and my body to dance. 

If your home doesn't bring you comfort, try these tips to love your home today!

A Simple Start To A Self-Care Routine

A Simple Start To A Self-Care Routine

As I was making breakfast this morning, I dropped a freshly peeled avocado half on the floor. 

As I tried to catch the avocado, I yelled: "God, you are so stupid!"

It's hard to believe how hard I am on myself. If it were anyone else, like the BF, I would be like "oh, no worries babe, let me just wash it off quick." Squeeze lemon juice for extra sanitation and let the day move on because dropping an avo on the floor isn't a big deal. 

But I never cut myself any slack. It's all or nothing baby. 

How to Get Rid of Mental Clutter And Become Energized

How to Get Rid of Mental Clutter And Become Energized

I've been going nutty sitting in front of my computer trying to write this blog post. Between not getting all of my thoughts down and my mind taking me on 1,000 different tangents, I am in need of a mental detox to get rid of the mental clutter.

As it's the start of the new year, the internet is buzzing with excitement, hopes, and motivation. For this reason, I have been resisting a detox for fear of falling behind the pack. 

How To Master The Art Of A Clean Home

How To Master The Art Of A Clean Home

We just arrived home a few days ago, and I was so relieved when we walked in the door, and it was clean. Sheets washed, laundry done, counters empty. It was like stepping into a spa, all that was missing was the smell of eucalyptus. Want to Master the Art of a Clean Home? Read more at SimpleGoldLife.com

How To Have A Clutter Free Holiday

How To Have A Clutter Free Holiday

25 days from now, we will be huddled around the tree, waiting to open presents.

But if you’re anything like me, your anxiety is building! Why? Because you may receive gifts that fall into the "Don’t need this,” "Don’t want this,” or “Don’t like this” categories. I'm not ungrateful, I am eternally thankful, but I just don’t know what to do with stuff that brings overwhelm and guilt for not liking it. 

Here are tips to help you have a clutter free holiday!

Gifts To Give When You are Stressed

Gifts To Give When You are Stressed

Fantasy me, wants to buy gifts three months ahead of time for the people I love. Leaving me with plenty of time to wrap, write the most epic cards, and deliver them accordingly. I would bask in the joy and excitement when my loved ones open their beautifully wrapped presents, cry at my sincere words, and tell me the gift is perfect.

In reality, this isn't happening! 

Why isn’t there a gift that helps me relieve the stress? Helps me enjoy the holiday season?? That is so thoughtful, incredibly inexpensive, but awesomely rewarding?

The 7 Best Tips to Start Your Decluttering Journey Today!

The 7 Best Tips to Start Your Decluttering Journey Today!

Have you ever looked around your home and felt stuck? Walls feel like they are caving in. Every surface and corner is filled with papers and objects stacked on top of each other. A desk so completely disorganized that a keyboard and mouse are barely peaking through.

When did it all get so messy?

Decluttering: How To Create A Plan To Beat Clutter For Good!!

Decluttering: How To Create A Plan To Beat Clutter For Good!!

Everything starts with a plan. And a plan isn’t a plan unless you’re organized! Which is why organized planning is essential when you start decluttering.

I know planning isn’t easy for everyone. I definitely struggled too. But I promise you this guide will help you get started so you can have a clear plan of attack to get stuff out of your home.

Summer Travel Guide: Montréal

Summer Travel Guide: Montréal

Now first things first, Montréal is an old city with tons of history and beauty. Like New York City, it’s a hub for immigrants and has been since 1642!! Insane, right? Making Montréal a vibrant city for all things culture, food, music and more! (I’ve only just left, but I already want to go back!) It has many building old and new, and it's continuing to grow year after year. 

So how do how do you plan a trip in an epic city like Montréal? Well here’s my simple travel guide to Montréal!

18 Easy Zero Waste Swaps To Declutter Your Life

18 Easy Zero Waste Swaps To Declutter Your Life

We hear it every day, global warming is real! And it seems like we’re a long way away from seeing major shifts from the government, but it doesn’t mean we shouldn’t do anything! 

There are simple changes we can make that will not only contribute to saving earth’s resources, but will also help you declutter your home, save your hard-earned money, and create space in your home and life!! Including zero-waste kitchen swaps, zero waste for when you're on the go, and zero waste personal use items. Read More at SimpleGoldLife.com

Seven Things You Must Do When You Move To Australia

Seven Things You Must Do When You Move To Australia

I landed in Australia on a Saturday morning. It was overcast and chilly, but it felt like a bright sun shining day. With many emotions of fear, elation, and happiness overcoming me, I was ready to start on my new journey. One year in Australia on the Working Holiday Visa

It wasn't what I wanted to do on my first day. But it happened. If I did it all over again, I would not do it like that. Here are the seven things you should do when you arrive on your working holiday visa in Australia. 

How To Create Habits and Keep Them!

How To Create Habits and Keep Them!

Many say that September is the new January. I think it’s the start of the second half of the year. This is why today I will talk about habits.

I’m a firm believer that habits simplify your life and help you become productive. Habits require patience, time and focus. Which is why I haven’t been able to keep several habits in the past. But once I figured out what was holding me back in creating habits, I was able to stick to them! Here are some tips I’ve learned over the years to create and keep new habits.

My Simple System For Saving Money To Move Abroad

My Simple System For Saving Money To Move Abroad

When I decided to move abroad, I had no clue where to start, how much money I would need, or how much I could save a month. All I knew was I needed a plan!

So I got down and dirty with my finances and with myself to make my dream to live in Australia come true. Use my simple method for saving money to move abroad.

Plus, get the exact budgeting worksheet I used to save $30k

Things To Do Before Traveling Abroad

Things To Do Before Traveling Abroad

No matter how many times I travel, I am always thankful that I've prepped before the trip. It puts my mind at ease and also ensures everything is in order while I'm overseas.

So if you’re on your way abroad make sure you don’t forget these key things before you head out.

The Moving Abroad Packing List

The Moving Abroad Packing List

It is super easy to overpack for your move abroad. Being over prepared is a natural response to such a big change like living overseas. Get the Moving Abroad Packing List Essential Dos and Don'ts PLUS your free Moving Abroad Checklist! Read More at SimpleGoldLIfe.com

How To Budget for Your Move To Australia

How To Budget for Your Move To Australia

If you ever had dreams of traveling, I'm sure you have also had dreams of moving abroad. I had dreams of moving to Australia, but I had no idea that I could do this! The Working Holiday Visa allowed me to live and work down under for a year! But I wasn't sure how much it would cost to move to Oz. Here's how much to budget for your move to Australia.

Everything You Need to Do Before Moving Abroad

Everything You Need to Do Before Moving Abroad

Moving abroad can be extremely stressful! There are millions of to-do's running through your mind at all times. It's okay, you will get through it! Here's Everything You Need to Do Before You Move Abroad, a SimpleGoldLife.com guide.

A Complete Guide to The Australian Working Holiday Visa

A Complete Guide to The Australian Working Holiday Visa

The Australian WHV was an opportunity to move abroad to travel and not fear being broke. A chance to have work-life balance! A chance to feel excited about walking around every new corner! As a young professional that’s exactly the motivation I needed to break free from my cubicle.

Here’s everything you need to know about applying for the Working Holiday Visa so you can live in Australia and break free from the walls of your office!

3 Items To Decorate a Simple Home

3 Items To Decorate a Simple Home

When you're simplifying your home it may be difficult to add decor without over doing it. Use these 3 simple rules to decorate a simple home. Guest Blog By Renee-Claude Gratton from mauveinteriors.com

6 Ways Simplifying Would Have Changed My College Experience

6 Ways Simplifying Would Have Changed My College Experience

If I could go back and do it all over again, I would have adopted simplifying in college. I had a great college experience, but aspects of minimalism would have enhanced it. Check out the 6 Ways Simplifying would have changed my life college.