5 Steps to Simplify Your Life & Home

5 Steps to Simplify Your Life & Home

“Many of our decisions to add things we think we need in our home or will enjoy in life are the cause of additional clutter and stress. It’s become almost second nature in our culture to think we are going to enhance our life with something new when inadvertently we have made it more complicated.”

Make Room for What You Love, Melissa Michaels

5 Steps to Simplify Your Life & Home

Clutter threatens to suck the life right out of us, doesn’t it?

How can we start to simplify our home and begin to take our life back? Today I’m sharing 5 Steps to a Simplified Home, an excerpt from my brand new book, Make Room For What You Love (which is releasing at bookstores TOMORROW!) over at >> The Decluttered Home. <<

Click the following link to read the book excerpt! >>The Decluttered Home.

Also, May 1 on my Instagram (theinspiredroom) you’ll find a fun giveaway for 20 signed copies of Make Room for What You Love, sponsored by Uncle Bob’s Storage (The Decluttered Home), signed and mailed to you from me! <3

Follow me on Instagram (theinspiredroom) to find the giveaway starting tomorrow, May 1-15, and be sure to check out the specific giveaway details on my post today by clicking here >> giveaway rules.

5 Steps to Simplify Your Life & Home


  1. Just got my book yesterday!! Yippee!! I’ve already taken a sneak peak – can’t wait to dig into it!

  2. Melissa, I need to get a copy of this book! Sounds very inspiring. (And I have a few people in mind I’m going to recommend it to!)

  3. I’ve already received my book and almost finished reading it! So timely as we just moved into our newly built home and even tho purged mightedly prior to moving, I’ve been tempted to buy some new things…however your new book is keeping me in check! I know I am living already with the things I love and feel the luxury of having less but having what is needed and useful AND beautiful to us. Thanks, Melissa! ❤️

  4. This is a great book.Would love to read it.

  5. Amber Clark says:

    I am soooo looking forward to reading your new book! It gets delivered to my Kindle tomorrow! Yay! :) I read your first book and have been following the blog. You truly have inspired me with affirming my desire to beautify, create, and renew while consistently reminding me to use what I have, stay in budget, and practice contentment. Your newest book touches me where I need it most. I come from a long line of people who never get rid of anything, because you might need it later. Add in two moves in two years, four young children, and trying to make room for parents to move in with us. All too often, I end up in frustrated tears primarily because I’m not staying focused on what is most important to me, which is raising my children. Both my husband and myself are supremely thankful for this timely book in our lives! Blessings! :)

    • Amber,

      Your comment was so encouraging to me! I’m so very glad you have been so inspired and enjoy the other books. I can’t wait for you to read Make Room for What You Love, I hope it is encouraging and helpful. Blessings back to you, I’m so grateful for your kind comment. xoxo

  6. kathy anne s says:

    What an inspiration!! Thank you for your first book and now the second!!! Would love to win!!

  7. Beth Williams says:


    I agree clutter is a joy stealer. My hubby and I are constantly getting rid of stuff. My thought is if I haven’t worn it, don’t like it or it doesn’t work then out the door it goes. A lot of my stuff goes to a local church that gives it away to less fortunate people in the area. I just love clean simple walls not cluttered with wallpaper or stuff. Your book sound exciting. I am happy God is blessing you with another book.

    Blessings :)

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