As we reflect on the last year here at No Sidebar, we are filled with both gratitude and amazement.
This past year, we welcomed over 2.2 million readers—our busiest year since 2019 and a tripling of visitors compared to last year! This growth, in our opinion, is a testament to the need and desire for people to design a simpler life.
To our faithful readers, we extend a heartfelt thank you. Your engagement, sharing of articles, and positive feedback have not only expanded the No Sidebar community but have deepened our understanding of what it means to live simply and let go of distractions. You are the reason we exist.
We also owe a tremendous amount of gratitude to our diverse team of over 50 contributors who brought their perspectives, expertise, and personal experiences to our platform.
We are resolved and remain fully committed to our goal of helping people design a simple life! With that as the goal, we look forward to bringing you even more articles and writers in 2024.
Before we end the year, if you missed any of our most popular posts from 2023, here they are in order:
1. The 20 Greatest Decluttering Tips of All Time | September 03.
Embarking on the decluttering journey transforms spaces and minds. It’s about making room for more of what matters. And there are lots of approaches to accomplish that. But we’ve taken the time to identify the 20 greatest, and most helpful tips ever.
2. 7 Unexpected Benefits of Leading a Minimalist Lifestyle | July 02.
While the minimalist lifestyle is often associated with decluttering and simplified living, its benefits extend far beyond just physical spaces.
Life’s not just about grand gestures and monumental shifts. Often, it’s the little things, the tiny habits we develop and maintain that have the most profound impacts on our lives.
4. Decluttering Jumpstart: 10 Items to Let Go of Today | July 22.
Decluttering can be a challenging task if you don’t know where to start. In this article, we provide a quick decluttering jumpstart by identifying ten items you can let go of today.
5. Want to Be a Happier Parent? Remove These 10 Things | July 30.
Parenting is an incredible journey filled with both joy and challenges. However, certain habits and patterns of thought can rob us of the happiness and fulfillment that come from raising children.
6. Creating a Life We Love: Minimalism in Retirement | June 15.
We carefully planned for years applying minimalism to our journey as we decluttered, downsized, relocated and rightsized. Three years in to retirement and we are more physically active, sleep better, and are in better overall health.
7. 10 Questions to Help You Declutter Your Wardrobe | July 23.
Do you find yourself staring at your wardrobe each morning, overwhelmed by the sheer volume of clothing, and yet feeling like you have nothing to wear? Decluttering your clothes can be an intimidating task, but it doesn’t have to be if you know what questions to ask.
As this year comes to a close, we want to take a moment to express our deepest appreciation to you, our readers. Your continuous support, by reading and sharing our content, fuels our commitment to this meaningful endeavor. As we bid farewell to 2023, alongside you, we look forward to 2024!