Easter Reflections as a Minimalist

I was extremely spoilt this Easter, I received four big chocolate eggs (gluten and dairy free of course!). There’s something about Easter eggs isn’t there…the majority of chocolate you can buy all year round just in the form of a block or chocolate bar, but for some reason it tastes much much better when it’s…

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Just One Thing

I noticed that of late I’ve struggled to find the time and motivation to get rid of stuff I don’t need. Minimalism is a process and by nature this means the items in my home should be constantly re-evaluated as to their purpose there. Well, today I purchased a new top (long story as to…

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Big Splurges

In my previous post, I wrote about small splurgesĀ and now it’s time to look at the other end of the spectrum. Big splurges. I would classify a large splurge as something that costs thousands (or depending on the item) hundreds of dollars. Anything that is not necessary for a reasonably comfortable survival I consider to…

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Why my Desk isn’t Minimalist

At my home, it’s an ongoing process of purging unwanted and unnecessary stuff and in particular- knick knacks. Travel souvenirs, gifts, figurines, collectables and pieces of my childhood. After years of hoarding these sorts of items, I now find that most are unwanted dust gatherers that cause me additional work and anxiety. However, I thought…

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But aren’t you a Minimalist?

There are some occasions where I want to keep something I shouldn’t or where I want two of something I know I don’t need (yes or buy something that is a pure want). Sometimes my decisions aren’t always logical and there are occasions when certain decisions may not reflect the fact I classify myself as…

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That’s Garbage

In Australia (for those who are unaware) we have recently had the plastic bag banned. Well, sort of. Major supermarkets have phased them out and as a result when you head to the checkout you have to (remember to) bring your own bags. This has already been in place in other parts of the world…

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The State of Retail

It seems as though every couple of weeks, the media reports how retail is dying, sales are down and stores are closing. Many media sources use the advent of online shopping to blame the mass failure of many staple stores which have been around for many years. I, however feel differently. Part of the reason…

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Minimalism and the Video Store

I know that I have written a few posts about my birthday, but well here is another one! One of my friends gave me an extremely thoughtful minimalist gift that I thought was a great example to write about. Let me explain. In a gift bag, she handed me a variety of my favourite gluten…

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The Ikea Phenomenon

My boyfriend and I needed some new pegs to hang out the washing with. He is a particular fan of the ones from Ikea so we decided it was time to head out there into the Ikea jungle (yes, I call it a jungle) and make a purchase. It was planned and didn’t exactly break…

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Buy Nothing

This past weekend I was at a friend’s house for a catch-up with a small group of close friends when mid-meal there was a knock on the door. My friend who was hosting made the comment “oh that must be someone picking something up” (I thought this was strange). She then proceeded to open the…

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