Tag: Mindset

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…

Loyalty cards

So, here’s something I minimalised recently – loyalty cards. They take up very little physical space – but whoa, the mental energy they take up far outweighs their tiny footprint. I used to have to rummage through my purse to find my debit card amidst the many loyalty cards I had. The amount of times…

Capsule wardrobe – one in, one out!

There are a few stalwart guidelines around, that can help with intentional purchasing and maintaining a capsule wardrobe. An oldie, but a goodie, is the ‘one in, one out’ rule. So, if you buy something new, then you remove something you already own. Straightforward, no-frills, no room for negotiation and easy to follow. It find…

Being a ‘real’ minimalist!

I was quite amused recently when a work colleague turned around to me and said, in a disappointed way, ‘oh you’re not a real minimalist, then’! So, to back up a bit …. I had been speaking to a couple of people about transitioning to my spring capsule. Winter has seemed quite long this year…

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…