My whole journey through minimalism started when I decluttered the physical and then the mental stuff around me. Before I decluttered, I thought that a home needed to look like a museum or be perfect for a scavenger hunt. The mental stories were similar. The most stuff I had the better I was. But I … Continue reading Decluttering 101 – Deciding on an Approach
For years I made excuses why borrowing library books would not work for me. In no particular order, here are the excuses. The books are all old and nothing new is available. I can't possible finish a book before it is due back. I can only get books from one library or I would have … Continue reading Libraries
Been thinking a lot about stress lately, its impact on my body, and how often I say no in an effort to take care of myself. Sometimes no just rolls off my tongue like "oh fudge" rolled off Ralphie's tongue in The Christmas Story. It shocks me at times too! I grew up in a … Continue reading Minimalism Got me Here: Did I Really Just Say No?
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)
Made some changes recently in an effort to break up with my phone. Analog clock in every room - no excuse that I needed my phone to check the time. No phone in the bedroom - found the perfect alarm clock that shows the current and alarm time on the same screen. No phone between … Continue reading Breaking up with my Phone: Part 1
Inspired and in awe of the simplicity of a work uniform, I instituted my own uniform in corporate America. Must be a dress Must be black or gray Must go with my favorite pair of black shoes Must be machine washable Must be easy to iron Must look dressy and causal Must spark joy for … Continue reading Minimalism Got me Here: A Completely Voluntary Work Uniform
5 out of 5 stars to Catherine Price with a simple and straightforward 30 day plan on How to Break up with Your Phone without philosophical quotes from Aristotle (queue Cal Newport). Catherine got me to think deeply and also laugh. "Checking your phone is like picking your nose; there's nothing wrong with it, but … Continue reading Book Review: How to Break up with Your Phone by Catherine Price