Could you imagine going a whole month without alcohol, shopping, elevators, newspapers, cellphones, dining out, television, taxis, coffee, cursing, chocolate, or multitasking? That's what Mary Carlomagno, author of Give It Up!: My Year of Learning to Live Better did. She lived January without alcohol, February without shopping, March without elevators, and so on. Inspired by … Continue reading March 2021 Experiment: Inspired by Give it Up! by Mary Carlomagno
It’s the BMM 2nd Blog-A-Versary Happy Blog-A-Versary to the Beautiful Minimal Millennial! After reflecting on the past year, let’s all agree it’s been a crazy year! Nobody ever would have guessed that the world would have shut down, lives turned upside down and sideways, and we are all living a new normal. I know that … Continue reading Guess what day it is!?!?!?!
I have this whole love/hate relationship with cleaning. I love when it's all done, I sometimes really enjoy the process, but I hate having to-do items on my list like clean the bathroom. Ok. Cleaning the bathroom is absolutely necessary. But are all chores equal? This is the question that I have been pondering since … Continue reading Cleaning Routines
Last week I had to go into a co-worker's office to find and scan paperwork. I probably could have left notes all over their office in dust. I actually got to the point during one search to say if there is a thick film of dust than the papers they are looking for can't be … Continue reading Top 7 Reasons For Going Paperless
When my phone smashed to smithereens last month, I decided to switch teams and order an iPhone. One of the main reasons was the customizing that could be easily done with an iPhone rather than searching for an android app to do the same thing. App Limits: I limit myself to 15 minutes of Instagram … Continue reading Freedom of Screen Time Limits
It's really interesting to sit back and observe humans. We all seem to be focused on being the best runner, the best employee, the best partner, the best minimalist, the best blah blah blah. We will search the internet for definitions and how to's and tips/tricks in order to be the best. We act like … Continue reading How Many Forks Do I Have?
Maintaining two capsule wardrobes seem to be taking a toll mentally. I periodically bring up this topic about what to do with my clothes during this new normal state. Here is the reality. It's late August and I went into the office one time in five and a half months. I probably wore a dress … Continue reading Itching for a Smaller Capsule Wardrobe
Two years ago I KonMari'd my things before it was cool. Yet I am still finding things that do not spark joy or get much use. During our state shut down or when the rules of engagement continue to change or when I just don't feel like driving to the donation center, I needed to … Continue reading Decluttering During Quarantine
Just finished listening to a special Patron episode of How to Be a Minimalist where Katie discussed what to do when you are the only minimalist in your home. She offered some great tips. It got me thinking about my journey to minimalism and how I converted Mr. BMM. To give some background on Mr. … Continue reading How to Convert Others To Minimalism
The lovely and beautiful Author, Podcaster, and YouTuber, Katie Coughran, featured one of my articles on her most recent podcast! I started this blog as a way to keep myself honest with my no spend 2019 challenge. It has morphed over time but always comes back to minimalism. To hear the words spoken out into this universe … Continue reading OMG BMM was on a PODCAST!!!