Tag: Simplicity

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…

My 10-minute packing routine

Packing to go away, even for a weekend, used to take me a couple of hours. Ridiculous, I know! But when I broke down the time, it wasn’t the packing that took hours, it was: Trying to decide what to wear Packing something and then unpacking it again Over-packing, in the fear of forgetting something…

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…

My boutique wardrobe!

In my BM (before minimalism!) existence, I sometimes often gazed in despair at my crammed wardrobe. Clothes were jammed together and used to catch on each other, sliding off the hanger as if they experienced the same level of despair as I did! The main exercise I got every day was prising the hangers apart…

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…

Investment dressing

There’s a lot of ideas around now about investment dressing. The concept of quality over quantity is one I love, believe in and try to practise. I think we should invest in clothes and by that I don’t mean that we should spent lots and lots of money on them. But when we want to…

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…

Seasonal capsule wardrobe

Spring can be a tricky season to dress for. I find, at least in the UK, that it’s frequently cooler than autumn. I often see other minimalists writing about having only two capsules – autumn/winter and spring/summer. I see the logic of this but, I find that spring and summer are two very different seasons…