Why you should have a pegboard in your home

Pegboards, where have you been all my life?  In the past if you had mentioned pegboards to me, I would have just associated pegboards to a garage organizers for power tools and supplies.  I never saw them as something I would want to put in a home or consider it...

Newborn Baby Essentials

Preparing for your first child is definitely an overwhelming experience.  Looking back, I was continually bombarded with items I thought I "needed" to get.  I didn't want to be the only parent unprepared (mom shaming starts early!).   After having T, I wanted to write...

A Holiday Gift Guide for the Minimalist Parent

I need to start by saying one thing...If you are having a problem with too many people buying your children gifts...CONGRATULATIONS!  You are winning at life!! The fact that you have so many people in your life world want to share their love with you and your family...

Maximize Your Vertical Space

I love floor plans.  I really do.  The floor plans of Frank Lloyd Wright and Antoni Gaudi inspire my creativity.  I love looking at my apartment’s floor plan and sketching different furniture placement and layouts.  Most of all I love looking at the floor plans of...

KidKATAT Interview :: Zero Gravity Racks

Bicycles are incredible.  They are a quick form of transportation.  They are fantastic cardiovascular exercise without the pounding joint pain associated with running.  More affordable than a car and with a fraction of the maintenance headache.  Throw in the...

KidKATAT Interview :: Wobbel

KidKATAT is always looking for new products or services that can help you and your family lead a minimal life.  Our goal is to discover products that are multifunctional, space-saving, and aesthetically beautiful because we believe the things in our lives should not...

MNML History :: The Magical Furniture of Roentgen

Simple living, minimalist designs, multi-functional furniture...all of these things have been around for centuries.  We like to think that our focus on functionality and design is brand new but their roots date back for centuries. Occasionally we hope to uncover some...

Hey Minimalist…You Can Love Stuff Too!!!

Here's a secret.  I love my stuff.  I really do.  As Marie Kondo writes in her book The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up, your stuff should "spark joy" in your life and my stuff makes my heart do backflips.  I will often post this stuff to our Instagram or Twitter...

Jucy Rentals – Car Camping for Minimalist Families

Ready to take your minimalist family on the road!?!?!  Jucy has got you covered! Jucy is a service that rents "mini-RVs" to allow a family the opportunity to do some serious road-tripping starting at just $65 a day.  Operating in Australia, New Zealand, and the US,...

Why Should Your Family Go Minimal?

Before we start discussing the "whys" of minimalism, it is important to define what minimalism is.  Most people think minimalism means you live like a monk.  Giving away all money and possessions and only living off the bare essentials.  That is not true at all....

Nesting Bunk Beds in South Africa

At KidMNML, we tend to focus on products that help families who chose to live more minimal lives.  However, we cannot overlook those that do not have a choice to live in small spaces and how a simple product design can maximize the area and greatly improve the lives...

Transforming Beds Create Valuable Space

Living minimally means you start to reevaluate everything in your life.  What am I wasting my time on?  What am I wasting my money on?  Inevitably you will look around your home and think, "What is the biggest waste of space in my home?"  One of the leading culprits...

Check Out the TED Talk That Changed Our Lives!

Was there ever a time in your life when you lived with only the stuff you could pack in a car with or stuff into a backpack?  Maybe you took an overseas trip or went camping for a week.  Maybe it was just your freshman year in college when your twin bed took up the...

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