The Humble Handkerchief

Has anyone else seen the movie ‘the intern’ with Anne Hathaway and Robert De Niro? Well I highly recommend it as an easy to watch, light hearted movie. But there was a scene in the movie devoted to the humble handkerchief where Ben (played by De Niro) describes the lost art of carrying a handkerchief.…

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Why I Walked to the Shops Today

On Saturday I did my weekly grocery shop, however there were a couple of things I needed at my local green grocer. Now today being Sunday I had some free time on my hands so instead of just getting in the car like I normally would, I decided to walk. There are three main reasons…

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Closing Down Sale

Several days ago I found myself walking past a shop with a large red ‘clearance’ sign out the front that also noted ‘closing down sale’ and ‘50% off store wide’. I suddenly found myself inside the store even though I had no intention of being there, no purpose. Why are these words and phrases that…

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Pillow Talk

I was recently somewhat forced into a new purchase. My pillow has been giving me headaches (well after some deductions I believe that to be the culprit at least) and in order to reduce the headaches I’ve been getting I decided a new pillow was a worthwhile investment. However, shopping for a new pillow in…

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The Fine Line Between Frugal and Cheap

There is a fine line between being frugal and cheap. The two terms mean very different things to me and I find some people often get them confused. To me, living frugally means not necessarily going without but rather finding a cheaper alternative. Whereas the term ‘cheap’ I define as being more unwilling to pay…

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How I saved $146

Today I saved $146. Easy. It wasn’t difficult to save this money, nor did it require much effort. Just a few clicks of my mouse. To summarize, I received my car insurance bill in the mail and after discussion with family and some online quotes I realised that I was going to be paying too…

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Doughnut Days

Ahh doughnut days, my favourite of all days. But no I don’t mean the edible sort covered in icing and sugar and sprinkles (though they are also delicious). When I refer to a doughnut day I’m meaning a day where I spend a big fat 0. Zero, zilch, zip. Nothing. Spending money can sole many…

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Supermarket Specials and Meal Inspiration

For those who a regular readers, you have probably gathered that I love a good bargain. I determine a bargain to be something that you actually need that happens to be on sale or a special deal. As if it’s not something you need, then I definitely wouldn’t consider it to be a ‘good deal’.…

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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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