Category: Minimalism

Minimalism and identity

Do you know why I used to find de-cluttering tough? Because I felt I was throwing out little bits of me. Do you know why I now find it easier? Because I know that’s not true. Let me back up a little …..   Looking back, I think I used to identify myself through my…

Decluttering resolutions

I told Mr. Minimal-Lol about my idea for decluttering resolutions. He thought I was resolving to declutter even more in 2019 and a look of horror passed over his face. Oh, it’s a constant balancing act when a minimalist lives with a maximalist! While I probably will declutter from time to time (trying not to…

100 blog posts!

Today marks my 100th blog post! That’s about 98 more than I ever thought I’d write. And it means that about 99 times in a row, I have spent a panicky couple of hours thinking I have nothing to say and nothing to write about. And then I write a little something and people are…

Minimalism at Christmas

It’s almost Christmas! Yes, my powers of observation rival those of Sherlock Holmes 😉 Every year, I think ‘I could have been more of a minimalist’ and this is especially true at Christmas. I have a lot of good intentions and, while each year I achieve more and more of my minimalist goals, it’s not…

Overwhelmed by clutter

A friend of mine had the sad, but necessary task, of helping an elderly relative move into some sheltered accommodation. Her relative needed to downsize so she asked me to give her a hand. I was quite excited – a de-cluttering project!! Right up my street. However, when I got to the house, I felt…

5 tips for Christmas conversations!

Last year, I wrote about how I had left it a little late to have meaningful conversations with loved ones about exchanging gifts, or rather not exchanging. So, I did my best to gift consumables or experiences and accepted any gifts with love and gratitude. I had a lovely Christmas and I felt blessed and…

What’s a good age to start being a minimalist?!

My friend came to visit me recently and brought her young, teenage daughter with her. My friend and I chatted, and her daughter sat quietly, contentedly scrolling through her phone. Obviously a You-Tube fan, she asked her mother about a new nail varnish she had seen on one of her favourite channels. This led to…

Flawlessly flawed!

I am a perfect minimalist. I consume very little. I appreciate each and every item I own. I don’t shop any more. I count my possessions to ensure they don’t exceed a number I have in my head. I apply my minimalist principles 24/7 in all aspects of my life. I only ever ….. Oh…

Shopping my pantry

I’ve written previously about ‘shopping my wardrobe’ before buying anything new. It helps me to: Stop wasting money Not make unnecessary purchases Find new and creative ways to wear existing pieces Be more appreciative of what I already own   So, I decided to apply this principle to food shopping! It was becoming all too…

Method for mindfulness

My lovely friend, Dawn, recently gave me a gratitude journal. In essence, it’s a method for increased mindfulness, wrapped up in a cute little notebook. Minimalism helps me be more intentional, focused, appreciative and mindful, both of what I have and what I am. But it’s all too easy to forget my numerous blessings amongst…