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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Social Media

I find when I’m reading online content (news articles or blog posts) social media gets a bad wrap for influencing us negatively in terms of enticing us to buy things we don’t really need and to spend money we often don’t have. Don’t get me wrong, I completely agree with this, as it’s often true…

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If I had all the Money in the World…

…would I still live frugally? Yes I would. I like my life, there are very few things I would change about it and even then sometimes the things you wish you could change are things money can’t buy anyway. I honestly don’t feel that buying more things or upgrading the things that I do currently…

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Kanopy- Netflix but Free!

Has anyone else ever heard of a platform called Kanopy? When I first stumbled across it my first through was ‘what on earth is this?’ But despite the unusual name, it’s actually an extremely awesome concept. I like to describe it as free Netflix. Essentially it’s an app you can download to your smart TV/Apple…

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My Pantry Dinner

In a previous post, I wrote about shopping your pantry first and using up what you have before buying any new items or ingredients from the supermarket- you can check in out here.  I felt this was an appropriate time to bring that post up again as tonight my significant other had plans so I…

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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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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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A Clear Mind & Minimalism

I, and many other people who consider themselves to be minimalist often discuss how living with less and the concept of minimalism in it’s entirety is ‘freeing’. A simplistic life helps to clear the mind and keep us focused and over the past few months this was something I’d forgotten, well maybe not so much…

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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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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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