Minimalism Got me Here: Cleaning an Oven without a Trip to the Store

Who knew that precooked meatballs would leave a greasy mess at the bottom of the oven? And that baking it off the next day would result in my home alarm system dispatching my local fire department at 6am? (If you knew, shhh. I had no clue ☺). If this happened last year, I would run … Continue reading Minimalism Got me Here: Cleaning an Oven without a Trip to the Store

Best Podcast of the Week (5/13/2019)

The Sustainable Minimalist Podcast wins the award this week! Ready to declutter your closet? When it comes to our wardrobes, the most sustainable practice is to wear what we already own. Donating clothes contributes to textile pollution; as such, it’s prudent to wear + re-wear our garments until they’re thoroughly worn out. But what if … Continue reading Best Podcast of the Week (5/13/2019)

The Beginning: Savings Goal Update for January 2019

January started off a bit rocky and harder than I expected. I found myself trying to convince my husband to spend money jointly, which did not work at all since he could not understand why a working Ninja needed replaced. Then all of a sudden I felt that I needed a new wardrobe despite the … Continue reading The Beginning: Savings Goal Update for January 2019

Book Review: The Minimalist Home: A Room-By-Room Guide to a Decluttered, Refocused Life by Joshua Becker

Written from a place of love and compassion, the Becker Method does differ from KonMari. Both get you to the same exact endpoint of surrounding yourself with things that you love and giving you space to enjoy people and experiences. For this reason, he deserves 10 stars! Both methods show you how to break the … Continue reading Book Review: The Minimalist Home: A Room-By-Room Guide to a Decluttered, Refocused Life by Joshua Becker

Book Review: Outer Order, Inner Calm by Gretchen Rubin

Lighthearted but thought provoking as Gretchen tackles clutter in her own way. While she quotes Marie Kondo, I appreciate that Gretchen has a different method.  Being a regular listener to the Happier podcast, I noticed several happiness hacks in the book (power hour, one minute rule). With that said, I attribute my change in happiness … Continue reading Book Review: Outer Order, Inner Calm by Gretchen Rubin