Category: Minimalism

Time to let go

Hi there, Thanks for stopping by 😊 I’ve written a lot of words on this little blog, reassuring people that it’s okay to let go. To let go of clothes that don’t express who you are To let go of items that no longer serve you or your lifestyle To let go of relationships that…

The golden rule!

The following question is posed to me from time to time: ‘I’ve decluttered my own things, but my partner/husband/parents won’t. What’s the best way to declutter their stuff?’ There’s a quick, simple and easy answer to this. Don’t. Just – don’t. It’s their stuff. If they don’t want to declutter or don’t have any minimalist…

Value and joy

Lately, I’ve heard so many people discussing Marie Kondo and her Konmari method. I know she’s not strictly a minimalist but anything that helps people live with more intention and purpose is great in my book. There seems to be some criticism and scepticism about the ‘sparking joy’ thing. (Marie Kondo suggests that the standard…

Are you busy?

Are you busy? Today? This week? All the time? Being busy is seen as such a badge of honour these days. I’ve noticed that when I ask someone how they are, the word ‘busy’ usually features quite early on in the conversation. I get it. Life is hectic and there are chores that always need…

Channelling change

I’ve been an (aspiring) minimalist for over four years now and there have been a lot of changes in my life as a result. And, as is often the case with significant changes that take place, after a while – they’re not so significant. They become normal. This is good – this process helps normalise…

Decluttering toxic relationships

Yes, I know – I went there!  But hear me out! You see, for years, I thought there were some people in my life who were just ‘difficult’, who had their own way of doing things or whose values didn’t align to my own. But who was I to judge? What made me right and…

The more of less – Part 2

Last week, I wrote about how de-cluttering my belongings, ended up with me feeling as though I had a lot more. This is just one of the many benefits of minimalism – as I have only those items I truly love, I use them a lot more. Fewer things = more usage; more things =…

The more of less, Part 1

Is there some weird universal law I haven’t heard about?! When I started to de-clutter my belongings and ended up with a lot less, I seemed to, conversely, have a lot more. And I don’t even mean the intangible things like time and space (more of that next week) – I mean actual physical items.…

Extra space -v- clutter storage

I popped around to see a friend of mine a couple of weeks ago. You know that feeling when you can just tell that you’ve walked right into the middle of something! My friend looked exasperated and told me she’d just had yet another row with her son about his desire to turn the garage…

Minimalism and emails

Minimalism is catching!   What started out as an effort to streamline my wardrobe to give me one less area of stress in my life, now permeates almost all of it. I find it impossible to apply minimalist principles to one area only and compartmentalise others so that minimalism won’t touch them! For example, I was…