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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Time vs. Money

Sometimes I experience an an internal conflict. That conflict is one of time or money and it’s a conflict because it’s not always possible to have both. Don’t get me wrong that’s a fact of life but as a result, it’s a constant decision that needs to be made. Which is more important? I had…

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Eating Out, For Less

As much as I advocate for eating at home in order to save money, sometimes I like to eat out whether it’s with my partner or a group of friends. Not all the time or even frequently because otherwise not only does it become very expensive quickly but it has a tendency to loose it’s…

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The Great Egg Debate

Don’t ask me how we got onto this discussion, but the other day my work colleagues and I were discussing (well…arguing) which was better: the egg white or the egg yolk. Now, as simple as this seems it turned out to be a very controversial topic and really started to divide everyone in the office. …

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Dumping Grounds

I can’t count the number of times I’ve had an item in my hand that I know I can’t get rid of but I just can’t bear the mental decision of having to find a place for something. Sometimes there are those items that fall into the too hard basket. This, I find is a…

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Small Splurges

I don’t drink coffee, I take my lunch to work everyday, I drink very little alcohol and going out to restaurants isn’t a frequent occurrence. Yet, I have a weakness for something that I like to consider to be a small splurge. Something that is not a logical spend, something that I could save money…

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Fast Food

We all have those occasions where we either can’t be bothered cooking dinner or due to circumstantial reasons we end up running out of time. It’s so easy in these types of scenarios to say “oh let’s just go out” or “let’s just order a takeaway”. This can turn into a very costly decision and…

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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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A Disposable Society

Today in the western world, we live in a disposable society. One where it is easier and often cheaper to throw something away that repair it. It’s also a changing society where people often lack the necessary skills in which to make such repairs because it’s so easy to replace things. My Dad is an…

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