Category: Minimalism

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…

Hit that pause button!

As many of you will know from my little bio on my blog, I practise yoga. Our lovely yoga teacher often advises us to stop, pause and just notice what we are doing or how we are feeling. I try to carry this excellent piece of advice over the threshold of the yoga class and…

Minimalism Mastermind!

In the UK, there was a BBC television quiz programme called Mastermind, where the quizmaster used to say ‘I’ve started so I’ll finish’ if the buzzer, signalling the end of a round, sounded mid-way through a question. I’ve applied that principle to some ideas and goals I have. For those of you interested in Belbin,…

Half measures

I’m much better at de-cluttering than I used to be. By which I mean, I make better decisions regarding what I want to keep, rather than trying to decide what to discard. But one thing that helps me, when I get a bit dithery about making a decision, is taking a half-measure. Rather than de-cluttering…

Digital clutter

Can we have a quick chat about digital clutter? There are loads of posts, articles and even TV programmes on de-cluttering at the moment and I think it’s terrific. There’s something about the beginning of a new year that energises us and makes us (well, some of us) look at our stuff in a different…

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…