Minimalist shake-up

Some months ago, I heard an ominous grinding noise coming from the wardrobe. The central rail which I had noticed was coming loose but cheerfully ignored, had slipped down on one side. This was the final nail in the coffin. The wood in the wardrobe had become warped, the doors no longer closed properly, one…

Minimalist mindset

When I was home in Dublin just before Christmas, I overheard a couple of people speaking Irish. This doesn’t happen very often anymore and I love to hear it. I was reminded of a lovely quirk of the Irish language which implies how quickly emotions can pass. The Irish for ‘I am happy’ is ‘tá…

Packing breakthrough!

Happy new year to you all 🙂 Another year and another step on the journey to simplicity!   In my last post, I wrote about some of the cul-de-sacs and detours I find myself taking from time to time.  This can be frustrating so it’s just as important to note the tiny breakthroughs along the way.…

End of year minimalist ramblings

A few minimalist musings at the end of another year …. I’ve made a lot of progress this year in my journey to simplicity – but there have been many detours, cul-de-sacs and roundabout routes. I want to build on these experiences and progress more next year. To help me do this, I’ve reflected on…

A minimalist Christmas

So, at the risk of stating the obvious – it’s Christmas! And may I start with sharing my favourite decorations this year – home-made cards from my nephews and niece – how cute are these?! There are so many different brands and flavours of minimalism and I think this becomes even more obvious around Christmas.…

A minimalist uniform

A couple of weeks ago, I wrote about having a useful uniform of jeans, jumper and boots. It’s easy, cosy and relatively presentable. Jewellery, higher-heeled boots and a scarf can dress it up. But I found I was truly turning it into a uniform and wearing it almost every day, when I came in from…

Minimalists and maximalists

More is more! The mantra of the maximalist!  I should know – I live with one 😊 Now, the lovely Mr. Minimal-Lol has a lot of sterling qualities! But de-cluttering is alien to his nature. His happy place is the garage, which is full of clutter, odds and ends, useful things, apparently. He takes great…

Winter wardrobe

Is it me? Or has this been a really fast three months? I feel as though it could have been a couple of weeks since I was writing about my autumn capsule wardrobe! And now I’m writing about my winter wardrobe 😊 But that’s the great thing about having a capsule – I don’t have…

De-cluttering to shop?

I was talking to a friend during the week, who said she would spend this weekend getting her winter clothes down from the attic and packing all her lighter clothes up – de-cluttering as she went. I was impressed she had lasted this long with only light clothes – but still! She then said, her…

Reviewing my autumn capsule

How I envy my fellow bloggers in the southern hemisphere as they don their spring clothes and plan their summer capsules! Here in the UK, the weather has turned chillier quite suddenly. I’ve planned my capsule to take me up the end of November, which will be three months and I’m glad of all the…