Category Archives: Minimalism

Cleaning out

I cleaned out a couple of my kitchen cabinets yesterday. I moved all of the food to the pantry and left only the baking ingredients and such. The cabinet is almost bare, and I found things that I’d forgotten I … Continue reading

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Not so minimalist after all

I haven’t thought about minimalism in a while. With all of this moving and consolidating, it has come to mind again. I was conflicted before about getting rid of prefectly good stuff that I may need at some point. The … Continue reading

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Wants

This is a big one. Having been a spendthrift, I have stuff. So now, trying to become frugal, I don’t feel the need for anything much except food, the occasional book, and whatever new Marvel movie is out on Blu … Continue reading

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The Great Cleanout

Oh! I forgot to tell you! I started the great clean out the day before yesterday. I went through my books and got rid of a third of them. I wandered around the downstairs and did an initial sweep, getting … Continue reading

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Voluntary simplicity

GIVEAWAYS!!! Mine runs until this Friday at midnight, the other runs all month long. Good luck! We have so much stuff. I know I’ve said it before, but our house is stuffed to the gills with stuff. I know I … Continue reading

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Spring cleaning? And random other thoughts

More like Spring get-rid-of-a-bunch-of-stuff. My husband is all for it. He, too, is sick of the house never feeling clean. I wonder which of us will cry mercy first. Who will finally call a halt and not be able to … Continue reading

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It’s time

Hardik Nagar over at thatindianminimalist.wordpress.com made a good point in a comment he made to one of my last posts. He said that our stuff defines us and, as we get rid of it, we make ourselves vulnerable. That really … Continue reading

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Minimalism

Doesn’t that sound like something wonderful? It sounds like it aligns well with being more environmentally aware and certainly more frugal. The first part implies arestful environment, free from visual clutter. The “pursuit of the essence of things” seems like … Continue reading

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Tiny houses and changes

I read recently about tiny houses. These are for people who really want to pare down. They are around 250 square feet and people live there with the bare minimum of stuff. The idea is interesting. Minimalism is an attractive … Continue reading

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