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Reflecting on Minimalism

My head is quite full at the moment. Full of questions about global warming, about eating or not eating meat, about the magic of nature, about the relentlessness of time. My mind wonders about symmetry and music, my feet feel soft sand and icy water, my skin takes in the caress of a breeze, the… Read More Reflecting on Minimalism

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Replace – minimalism beyond the ‘clear-out’

So, decluttering. Becoming a minimalist. Simplifying. The minimal movement is becoming more and more popular, as we begin to feel the effects of ‘peak stuff‘ and yearn for something more than another shopping trip, another credit card bill. Minimalism, with its image of empty, shiny counter-tops, statement art pieces in downsized lofts, less expenditure and… Read More Replace – minimalism beyond the ‘clear-out’

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Return to minimalism – a journey

Over the past few years, I’ve had quite the journey with becoming minimalist. From those tentative few days, opening my wardrobe and staring desperately at the collection of high heels balancing precariously on shelves higher than my head, to now, settling into a sort of soft, simpler life, as far removed as possible from the… Read More Return to minimalism – a journey

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Project 333 review: quarter1

So, my first 3 months of #Project333 is coming to an end. I started on 10th of January 2016, and since then I don’t think I’ve fretted about what to wear one single time! As someone who’d regularly throw open the doors of her closet and wail ‘I’ve got nothing to wear’, staring in frustration… Read More Project 333 review: quarter1

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After-effects of buying nothing

Last year, I challenged myself to buy nothing. Once you get used to buying nothing but food and the odd deodorant, your brain seems to re-wire into a state where it seems strange to buy things. I certainly felt this way, beating myself up for any slip-ups I made. Luckily I realised that feeling bad… Read More After-effects of buying nothing

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Should I use my husband’s stuff? Minimalism Quandary #1

My husband and I have been together for 14 years, married for 5 years this year. Over that time we’ve both changed a lot, me pursuing management then minimalism, him pursuing bioscience and photography. I’m fiery, scatterbrained, impatient, love big thinking and hate minute details. He is calm, positive, supportive, looks at every single option… Read More Should I use my husband’s stuff? Minimalism Quandary #1

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#BuyNothing2015 – falling off the wagon

So, this last month has been a total, epic write off. I bought things, I bought many things, I bought things I didn’t even need. What happened? I’ve no idea, but here I am on the other side of my spending splurge, a little shaken, a little confused, but with 8 weeks left and a… Read More #BuyNothing2015 – falling off the wagon

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The Filing System- how to have a proper clear out

My problem was the sentimentality. INFP problems. Attaching emotions to inanimate objects. Coming round after 5 straight minutes, with an object still clutched in my hand, realising I’d been off daydreaming about when I bought it, and then my thoughts had gone off at a tangent again. Again, again. I didn’t want all this clutter.… Read More The Filing System- how to have a proper clear out

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One Empty Shelf’s Year of Buying Nothing – 2012

2012 Part 2 You may have read elsewhere on One Empty Shelf about my year of buying nothing, which I did in 2012 and which was such an adventure. I blogged throughout on the first incarnation of One Empty Shelf, and reading through my old posts has brought back the lessons, the struggles and many… Read More One Empty Shelf’s Year of Buying Nothing – 2012

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One Empty Shelf’s Year of Buying Nothing. Part 1 – 2012

Year of Buying Nothing 2012 You may have read elsewhere on One Empty Shelf about my year of buying nothing, which I did in 2012 and which was such an adventure. I blogged throughout on the first incarnation of One Empty Shelf, and reading through my old posts has brought back the lessons, the struggles… Read More One Empty Shelf’s Year of Buying Nothing. Part 1 – 2012