Start Here with Cozy Minimalism

Create a home that supports the life you want to live.

Maybe you stumbled upon Cozy Minimalism because you like the idea of minimalism but you didn’t think it was realistic. You were looking for a non-extreme version of minimalism and cozy minimalist was like a lightbulb going off in your head. 

Maybe you sought Cozy Minimalism out because you’ve already minimized but you’re a little panicked that you went too far with it. You are now looking to add a little warmth and personality to your home. 

Either way, welcome!

If you are the main person in your household that has taken responsibility for the tidiness and cleaning, then you my friend, are going to be the one most affected by the clutter. 

  • Do your counters have stuff piled upon stuff, and that stuff seems to attract more stuff?
  • Do your cabinets and closets have items stuffed in haphazardly? So much so, that if you were to open one you might have something fly out at your head? #notapoltergeist #juststuffed
  • Do you find yourself not finding what you’re looking for and even replacing items, only to come home and find three extra in your house (in places you SWORE you looked). #stillnotapoltergeist
  • Do you have a catch-all space that items go when you need to do a quick tidy before you have last minute company coming over?

You feel like nothing fills you up and you’re consumed by all things home and family. Maybe you feel like there aren’t enough hours in the day for self-care. Heck, there aren’t enough hours for all of your responsibilities. You are barely keeping your head above water.

You’re tired – it could be because of lack of sleep, but mostly it’s because you are unfulfilled.

You never get your cup filled up and you’re always trying to fill everyone else’s.

Really, you don’t need to (or want to) live out of a backpack with only a hundred items.

You simply want a comfortable home, but you don’t want clutter.

If you are feeling worn out and frustrated by your home, I am here to offer you a solution.

Cozy minimalism is about the minimalist lifestyle.

It focuses on how to live with your level of enough.

How to remove clutter in layers so that you don’t regret letting go of anything.

It’s about how to cultivate your items so you only have what you use and love.

This is deeper than just decorating. It is about creating a home that feels good, rather than one that just looks good. Using intentional styling and decorating with only your favorite elements, you can create a warm and welcoming home.

Cozy Minimalism is about curating a home that you can relax, unwind and recharge in after a crazy day “out there”.

Minimalism doesn't have to feel cold. Cozy doesn't have to feel cluttered.

Create a home that fills you up and welcomes you to relax, unwind and recharge.

Imagine getting to wake up in the morning – refreshed. You are able to savor a cup of coffee in silence as you watch the sunrise.

Being able to spend moments in your home that are truly inspiring, deeply relaxing and fully slowed down.

Imagine knowing what you own and why you own it. Now imagine that you know where everything is.

Imagine no longer wasting money buying duplicates or other things you really don’t need.

There is still stuff to do – but you aren’t in a panic to do them and housework is basically on autopilot.

Your life feels so much more enriched because you are no longer tangled up with excess things, to-do’s or responsibilities.

You’ve moved from survival mode into thriving and it feels great

Join The Cozy Minimalist Community

When you join our crew, you get a gentler and softer side of minimalism. A tried and true blueprint of steps to remove the clutter and add comfort to you home. You get simple solutions to common stumbling blocks, the fundamentals of minimalist mindshifts, 10 minute tidy’s, ways to stop the inflow and solutions to get your family on board with your decluttering efforts.

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Angie Kikstra, founder of Cozy Minimalism

In 2014 I began my career as a real estate stager and professional organizer, I felt it was expected that my home be well decorated and organized. After all, I was the professional. 

So I bought all the things. I have always struggled with too much stuff. I thought more organization was the answer to my issue, rather than less stuff. So I continued to buy totes, bins, baskets and other supplies to organize all of our stuff.

I clearly remember when I had my lightbulb moment working with a client. During a color consultation, she asked me to quote her on organizing services for her clothes. Then she proceeded to show me the stuffed closet not only in her main bedroom, but in the guest room and the utility room. I asked if she would be willing to let go of some items so we could fit them into one space, and she did not want to. It was that client that helped me see that maybe I didn’t have an organizational problem, I totally had a stuff problem. 

 

Little by little, I cleared the clutter and freed myself to live the life I had always wanted.

Want More?

My Favorite online place to be is instagram!

I love how interactive it is.

It’s a place to share the full range of styles and stuff in community members homes.

There is so much beauty in cozy minimalists interiors! If you wish to be featured in a home tour to the rest of the community email me or use the hashtag #mycozyminimalhome on instagram

Podcast – you can find all of the platforms that the podcast is available on here.

I’d love it of you would subscribe to the podcast insiders community. You get a direct link to ask me questions and I even do private podcast feeds for subscribers only. Q+A’s you’d never hear anywhere else. 

Facebook – I ask our community questions and share inspiration daily

Twitter – Short thoughts and links. Honestly, I’m just starting here, so this is the least active place.

Facebook Group – to get support and ideas from other cozy minimalists in various stages of their journey