Consuming Less

Last night my other half and I had burgers for dinner (frugally home made of course) but a decision I made at the time really got me thinking about the idea of consuming less. In my day to day life I try to shop less, live with less and purge my home of useless stuff…

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Value for Money

I have often talked about finding bargains and living frugally but I don’t believe so far I have mentioned value for money. Finding value for money is something that is very important to me as there are some instances where I don’t believe the cheapest option is necessarily the best value. Value is so much…

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Small Frugal Wins – The Birthday Card

My boyfriend and I try to live fairly frugally. We aim to find the best deals and we both get a real buzz out of finding a bargain (when it’s something we need of course and not just a bargain for the sake of buying because something is cheap). We both really enjoy sharing small…

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Receiving Minimalist Gifts

I know it’s late January, but there still seem to be some Christmas discussions floating around as I catch up with various groups of friends after the holiday period. One conversation recently got me thinking about one of my favorite minimalist gifts. In a previous post here, I discussed the minimalist gifts I gave (among…

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Starting Easy

On your minimalism/de-cluttering journey, it’s important to start easy. Starting with the easy items makes the process seem less daunting and gives you some motivation because you can see progress. Starting with emotional items will only cause you to become frustrated and disheartened by the whole process. The below is a list of the top…

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Where does it all go?

Having large amounts of stuff to get rid of has left me with a feeling of guilt. What do you do with it all? The thought of throwing everything straight in the bin would be so easy, yet I couldn’t bear to do it. The thought of all my stuff ending up in landfill leaves…

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Coriander, 30 Cents a Bunch

I don’t know why but I’ve never been able to keep coriander alive (like I said in my very first post here, I’m not green thumbed). My other half and I have no problems with parsley, thyme, rosemary or basil. But for some reason coriander is nothing more than an wilted disaster. I prefer to…

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The Lure of the Sales

Ahh it’s that time of year, post boxing day sale and the final markdowns are happening. ‘Take an extra 20% off already reduced items” or “No item over $20” are splashed all over television ads and social media. The lure of discounts is enticing as items up are up to 95% off are often too…

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Post-Christmas Thoughts

I wanted to take a moment to reflect on Christmas 2018 from a minimalist angle. This Christmas I decided to ask myself- Is a minimalist Christmas even possible in such a consumption driven society, where we place such a high level of importance on exchanging consumer goods? Christmas can be an expensive time of year,…

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Passing Years and Possessions

“I don’t know if you feel it but as I get older I just feel I don’t need all these things anymore” My best friend said this to me the other day and I found it very eloquent. So much so, I asked her permission to share part of our private conversation with the world.…

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