Hello, I’m Antonia and welcome to Balance Through Simplicity. I’m so pleased you’re here! I’m a writer, mum of two feisty, strong-willed girls, step-mum, wife and business owner.

Simplifying my life was the thing that saved me when I was at my lowest point, struggling to juggle a young family, busy career and a million other things – all day, every day.

It came to a head one day when I broke down at work and was encouraged to go home to ‘sort myself out’. This difficult experience became the catalyst for wonderful change and I haven’t looked back!

This website is my passion project, calm space and creative outlet where I love to share what I’ve learnt in making these changes and simplifying life in case it might help you too.

About Me

When I look back on it, I think life had caught up on me without me even realising it. My days would be filled juggling my young family, managing the home and holding down my job. I was chasing, doing and achieving but at what expense? I tried to do and be ‘all the things’ but had no space for anything else. Maybe you feel like this too sometimes?

I felt stuck. I wanted to make the most of my life instead of feeling steam-rolled by it.

Learning to remove the clutter from life and choosing to make space for what mattered was how I became unstuck. I still have bills to pay, work, family and things to do… but I have a better balance and that balance can shift to whatever needs me the most. To use the name of this website, it’s balance through simplicity. Not perfect, but easier.


And, when everyday life became a little easier, I found I had more time for the things that really mattered to me. I was less tied to looking after my stuff, my home, my To Do list and being pushed and pulled in every direction.

A decluttered and simplified life (or putting it another way, a life with ‘less stuff’) meant that I had more time and energy for my family, my kids, myself. These were, after all, much more important to me than a closet full of clothes, a schedule filled with party invitations or a perfectly curated home.

If someone else looked at my schedule, I wanted them to know what was important to me. In previous years, someone looking at my schedule would have said work, chores and chasing goals were the most important things in my life as that’s where I appeared to spend most of my time.

Of course, I still have work, chores and goals, but now these aren’t at the expense of my family, kids and me-time. My life is meaningful, better balanced and based on my priorities rather than how much stuff I have or how busy my calendar looks.

Decluttering my home, schedule and life, creating space for what matters and making a better life for our family – and what I’ve learnt along the way – is what I share here.

Here are some articles you might like to get to know me better and what I’m passionate about sharing:

  • Read my story here.
  • Discover my vision for a simpler life here.
  • Learn why I think we need balance in life here.

In my spare time I love to walk, sit by the sea, drink tea, travel and read crime fiction.


If you’d like to contact me, share your thoughts, introduce yourself, provide feedback or ask a question, I’d love to hear from you! Please drop me an email to hello@balancethroughsimplicity.com.

If my story resonates with you or you’d like to explore how simplifying and decluttering could support you, I’d love for you to start here.

For more information, support and encouragement and a regular reminder to slow down and enjoy a simplified life, sign up to receive my weekly emails. Life has a habit of becoming busy and cluttered and my emails might be a gentle nudge to help you keep that clutter away!

Antonia x

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