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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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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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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My Non-Minimalist Friend

A very good friend of mine is not minimalist. She loves stuff, she loves to shop, buy things, be given things and keep things. She like to have lots all the time. In that respect, we are the complete opposite and you know what? that’s okay. I have many friends like this, who say to…

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Desires and Wants

I was recently sent out my the staff in my office to buy a member of our team a gift. I new exactly where I was headed, as I know her favourite stores. This particular store is also however a favourite of mine. It’s a place that’s very easy to get carried away in and…

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Unexpected Small Expenses

Going out and about in summer can be a costly exercise. The reason I say this is because we all get thirsty and this can result in unexpected expenses both financially and health wise. There have been occasions in the past when I have been out shopping or running errands where I’ve come to feel…

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My Minimalist Birthday

Recently it was my birthday and one of my friends asked me the question on the day- are you having a minimalist birthday? I thought about this for a moment or two and then decided with a resounding yes that I was. Might I add, this was for several reasons and no it’s not just…

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But aren’t you a Minimalist?

There are some occasions where I want to keep something I shouldn’t or where I want two of something I know I don’t need (yes or buy something that is a pure want). Sometimes my decisions aren’t always logical and there are occasions when certain decisions may not reflect the fact I classify myself as…

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The State of Retail

It seems as though every couple of weeks, the media reports how retail is dying, sales are down and stores are closing. Many media sources use the advent of online shopping to blame the mass failure of many staple stores which have been around for many years. I, however feel differently. Part of the reason…

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