Minimalist vs. the Frugal Mind

Do you ever find yourself with far too much of something? So much so you want to get rid of certain items, except they’re all ‘still good’?. This is a situation I find myself in from time to time. The mental difficulty of getting rid of perfectly good stuff. An excellent example of this problem…

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How I Save $2.72 Five Days a Week

I cannot take credit for this idea, this was something my boyfriend figured out and I just copied, but you know what? I’m still going to write about it because I still save the dollars so why shouldn’t I? I recently started a new job that instead of walking to work, now means I need…

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Why Retail is an Epic Fail

This might seem like a strange post for a minimalist blog, but I feel like it’s something that I need to bring up. These days, news reports detailing declining retail sales are ubiquitous and retailers are always quick to lay blame with consumers, the economy and lack of wage growth etc. However, as a minimalist,…

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My Reusable Bubble Tea Cup: Bumbler Cup

In previous posts, I have mentioned my love for bubble tea. Aside from the expense, the one thing I resent about my tea drinking habit is the environmental impact it has. Bubble tea comes in single use plastic cups with a single use plastic lid and a single use plastic straw (yes I know, I…

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Post-Christmas Packaging Blues

I find one of the times that really gets me thinking about my environmental impact is after Christmas. When everything has been unwrapped and unboxed, that’s when all I begin to see is wasted and unnecessary packaging. It makes me feel guilty and it’s one of the things that definitely has an impact on my…

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Disappointment and Eating Out

Recently it was my boyfriend’s birthday and for his birthday I always take him out to a nice restaurant of his choosing. It’s generally somewhere we wouldn’t normally go due to expense or it being out of the way. We were both really looking forward to the restaurant, and I was in particular as I’d…

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Shopback

Yesterday, I had my first experience with an app/website called Shopback. Yes, that’s right I bought something, but I’ll get to that in a minute. Shopback for those of you not in the know is an Australian platform where you login and are redirected to the sites you wish to make purchases from (eg supermarkets,…

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Black Friday

I feel like it’s only fitting with Black Friday having just been and gone that I acknowledge this in some way with a post. I suppose to some extent it’s almost a given as a minimalist/frugal living blogger that I share my thoughts (like so many other bloggers) on Black Friday and my experiences. First…

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I Bought a New Bag, Before I Needed One

So, I bought a new handbag. I don’t need a new one quite yet, however it’s always been my practice to have one in reserve for when my current one is no longer usable. Now, I’m well aware this doesn’t appear frugal, nor minimalist. However, I have very strong reasons for doing exactly what I’ve…

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A Stitch in Time Saves a Dime

Recently I discovered that a pair of my winter pyjamas had a number of holes in the top. Now these aren’t the cheapest of pyjamas but I have had them for a solid couple of years and they’ve been worn quite a lot. So, it’s hardly surprising that they’ve suffered a bit of wear and…

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