Modern life can be tough. We’re encouraged from every angle to do more, achieve more, buy more, BE more… Yet more of all these things doesn’t mean that we’re more happy or more fulfilled. It didn’t for me and that’s why I created this site!

I’m Antonia and I’m the voice behind Balance Through Simplicity. Every month, thousands of people come to my site searching for something. Perhaps as a reaction against their busy life or perhaps because they’re feeling overstretched, out of sync with their life or just ready for a change. If you’re reading this because you feel the same, then please know you’re not alone!

About Balance Through Simplicity

A few years ago, I was feeling all of this and more. I was trying to do ‘all the things’, juggling a career with a young family, running on adrenalin and coffee and always chasing my tail. I was tired, frustrated and overstretched. You can read more about my story here.

A melt-down at work forced me to re-think things. My kids were getting older and my life was slipping by. What I craved was more ease, freedom, free time, a little more direction in life and much less stress.

I decided to simplify and clear the clutter from my life so I could really focus on the things that were truly important to my family and I.

Through a series of small, but sustained changes, I began to simplify my home, my schedule and then my life in general. I grew to love a life that was fuller in every possible way, just without the stuff and clutter that we can easily accumulate along the way.

This website is a space where I share what I’ve learnt. If you’re feeling stuck in life or ready for change, I hope I can support and encourage you to find another way… a simpler way.

Life won’t always be easy or perfect but I do believe you can find a better balance through simplicity!


If you have a moment, take a look at some of these articles to give you a snapshot of what I write about. In the blog archives, you’ll find lots more articles on decluttering, simplifying, time management, self-care, mindset, personal growth and much more!


I understand it’s difficult and daunting knowing where or how to start, especially when it feels like you’ve got no free time, energy or space to try new things. So, here are some suggestions for when you’re ready…

If you have any questions, feedback or comments you’d like to share, please email me at I’d love to hear from you and I do my best to reply to every email I receive.

Antonia x


P.S. Just a quick note: You won’t find any annoying ads or sponsored posts on my site (except for being an Amazon affiliate). I offer a selection of resources, some of which I charge for, to support and inspire your simplicity journey. These contribute to the running costs of this site and help me offer lots of other totally free content for you!


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