A Need to Spend

Unless you’ve been livng under a rock, you will be completely aware that the world is topsy turvey due to Wuhan Virus, Coronavirus or COVID-19 (whatever your preferred nae may be). This has resulted in an unprecedented halt to daily life as we know it which has put many people’s employment and businesses in jeapoardy…

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Minimalist vs. the Frugal Mind

Do you ever find yourself with far too much of something? So much so you want to get rid of certain items, except they’re all ‘still good’?. This is a situation I find myself in from time to time. The mental difficulty of getting rid of perfectly good stuff. An excellent example of this problem…

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Disappointment and Eating Out

Recently it was my boyfriend’s birthday and for his birthday I always take him out to a nice restaurant of his choosing. It’s generally somewhere we wouldn’t normally go due to expense or it being out of the way. We were both really looking forward to the restaurant, and I was in particular as I’d…

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I Bought a New Bag, Before I Needed One

So, I bought a new handbag. I don’t need a new one quite yet, however it’s always been my practice to have one in reserve for when my current one is no longer usable. Now, I’m well aware this doesn’t appear frugal, nor minimalist. However, I have very strong reasons for doing exactly what I’ve…

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Year Round Winter Soup

Soup is one of my most favourite frugal meals, mostly because you can make a large quantity of something quite nutritious and healthy for a relatively low cost. Today for instance, I have made a vegetable soup, which factoring in all the ingredients I purchased along with what I already had in my pantry probably…

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The Dollar Value of Gifts

My Dad is difficult to buy for (I’m sure like most Dad’s are). In all honesty he already has too much stuff, wants for nothing and if he does happen to want or need something he just goes right ahead and buys it himself. As a result, for his birthday I’ve been agonizing over what…

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If You Haven’t Started Your Christmas Shopping Yet…

…Start now… For many people, saying the word Christmas at this time of year is like saying a dirty word, however I find that starting my Christmas shopping as early as possible helps me with at least one thing closer to Christmas- my stress levels. And yes, I actually started my Christmas shopping back in…

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Desk De-Clutter

My desk at work has always looked as though it’s been hit by a hurricane. I have always had piles of unnecessary old paperwork, empty packets of things, partially eaten packets of things and just general rubbish that had no real purpose. So, the other day I took the plunge and cleaned off my entire…

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Time Poor

I’m sure I’m not the only one, but I seem to go through phases where I find myself extremely time poor to undertake the tasks and activities I enjoy. Case in point, I haven’t worked on ‘minimalising’ my home in quite some time including getting rid of surplus items in favour of free space. Namely…

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On Sunday, I baked

I don’t bake very often, I’m more of a cook as opposed to a baker. However on this particular Sunday I made a (gluten and dairy free) cake from scratch- that’s right there was no packet mix in sight! When I was younger I would never use a packet mix to bake anything, however since…

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