Get to know me better

About Me

Hi, I’m Antonia and I’m the voice behind Balance Through Simplicity.

Most of my website is dedicated to helping YOU find a simpler, easier life by decluttering and loving a life with less stuff and more of everything else.

But, here are 10 facts so you can get to know me better!

#1 I love tea. And wine. It just depends on the time of day whether I choose a mug or a glass!

#2 I have a degree in geography. I can tell you all about volcanoes but I still can’t read a map.

#3 I have 6 step-kids of varying ages so I’m more than familiar with the trials and tribulations of being a step-mum!

#4 I love my garden and being out there whenever I can brings me peace and calm when I can’t get it anywhere else!

#5 In my former life I worked in charity fundraising and communications. I loved doing a job that helps other people and now I do this through my own blog and website.

#6 I love elephants and when I was younger I wanted to live in Africa saving them from the Ivory Trade.

#7 One of my step-sons is autistic and this has presented extra challenges for our family over the years. He is now transitioning into adulthood and there’ll be new challenges as he embarks on this next stage in his life.

#8 I lost my first baby girl to a rare chromosomal disorder called Triploidy. The loss of her cut to my core but I was determined to make some good come of her death. It continues to shape me even now as I help other mums find a way to lessen the stress and overwhelm of busy mum-life and instead love motherhood and really be present for their kids.

#9 I’m hoping one day that we can build our own home. It’s good to dream!

#10 In case you hadn’t already guessed by what I write about – I’m totally committed to helping others find balance through simplicity.

Finding Minimalism and leading a simpler, more intentional life has completely turned my life around. It doesn’t mean that life will always be easy, but it will be easIER (and way more fulfilling)!


If you’re looking to make changes to your life and free up some precious time, space and energy then my free Declutter Starter Kit is the perfect place to start!