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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Pursuit of Perfection

I am a perfectionist, I like everything to be ‘just so’ and things tend to gnaw at me when that’s not the case (a frequent occurrence as we do not live in a perfect world). It’s something that troubles me at work as well as at home and it’s on my mind at the moment.…

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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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The Digital Keepsake

I am often asked for photographs depicting my minimalist journey. Whether it be before and after photos of room transformations, piles of stuff that was removed/donated or just general images to show how far I’ve come Well, I actually don’t have any photos, but there is a reason for this. I can’t bear to take…

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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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New Year’s Resolutions

Now that we’re halfway through January discussions of new year’s resolutions is something that comes up not about who’s setting them but who’s actually still sticking with theirs. I thought this might be an interesting topic of conversation, but why you might ask? Well, because I won’t set a new years resolution, ever. Post Christmas…

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Pondering Mindfulness

On my walk home from work one day recently, per usual I was rushing. Trying to get home as quickly as possible from work, gradually walking faster and faster trying to escape the day. It wasn’t until I was halfway home that it suddenly dawned on me that I had nowhere to be. Why was…

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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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The Journey Begins Here

Hello World! Once upon a time, retail therapy was my best friend and now living with less is what brings me relief from a busy, stressful world.┬áThe below is a copy of my first post on minimalism (for those of you who are unfamiliar) which was featured on ‘Finding Happy Curves – https://findinghappycurves.com/ ‘ where…

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