I’m not exactly sure how it happened, which is probably how everyone starts their sentence when they realized they may have accidentally joined a cult, but I found the Common Cult Podcast and started to binge listen a couple weeks ago. Eryn and Heather previously hosted The Practical Minimalists Podcast which I also binged and LOVED. When I … Continue reading 5 Reasons Why Minimalism Is NOT a CULT
Growing up I never saw my Nanny use either set of her fine china. NEVER! It was always tucked away for a special day or a special meal. For the first 23 years of my life, my Nanny’s china was tucked away. Finally, after my Nanny and Poppy restored my great-grandmother’s home did my Nanny … Continue reading Cracked My Grandmother’s Fine China Platter
The planning fallacy refers to a prediction phenomenon, all too familiar to many, wherein people underestimate the time it will take to complete a future task, despite knowledge that previous tasks have generally taken longer than planned. ~ Science Direct The optimism bias is essentially a mistaken belief that our chances of experiencing negative events are lower and … Continue reading Planning Fallacy and Optimism Bias: It Happens to All of Us
Growing up my Mammy always referred me to her junk drawer when I needed scissors, plastic baggies, or, come to think of it, pretty much everything I needed for my arts and crafts projects at her house. It was an average size drawer in her kitchen. That drawer was always filled with treasures. The memories … Continue reading 5 Simple Steps to Eliminate Your Junk Drawer
Three years ago I officially kicked off my personal KonMari tidying event. It started as a triple-dog-dare to myself. Before I walked into my local library I said to myself, “If the Marie Kondo books are available, this is the weekend to read and declutter.” Low and behold, guess what I found? The Life-Changing Magic … Continue reading How Minimalism Has Helped me Communicate
I found a new podcast and its binge worthy. This past weekend I listened to the “Downsizing Your Digital Life with Corbett Barr” episode. I was folding laundry and listening. This episode really got me thinking. Do I need all of those Instagram posts to live eternally on the internet? Why does it feel normal … Continue reading Slowly Deleting My Digital Life
Week 1 – Delete all apps beside phone, messenger, maps, podcast, camera, grocery pick up, notes, reminders, and fitness related. Email can be checked on a computer. I can borrow books through a website on the computer. I can check bank and investment accounts on the computer. Basically anything I can do on a computer, … Continue reading Week 1 Digital Minimalism/ Prince Inspired Challenge for June 2021 Update
Recently I wrote about my biological family trauma. It felt really good to share it with the world. Growing up I was conditioned not to open up and share my feelings or what was going on at home. We were conditioned to dress nice, smile, and all sit together at church to protect an image. … Continue reading Why Do I Want to KonMari a Second Time?
Have you ever wanted to declutter but felt overwhelmed? Didn’t know where to begin? Can’t remember when that pile of magazines started? If that sounds a little bit like your space, then you might be suffering from procrastination clutter. Procrastination clutter is a mix of putting something off intentionally or habitually and clutter. It is … Continue reading Procrastination Clutter is the WORST
A couple years ago I did my KonMari tidying event on a self-imposed dare. See before I walked into my local library I said to myself if the Marie Kondo book was on the shelf then I would read it and do my own KonMari tidying event. This was sort of the triple dog dare … Continue reading Would This Fit Into a Tiny Home?