The shiniest skis in the cupboard

In the cupboard in the spare room in the house are a set of the shiniest and most awesome skis. They are perfect and unmarked. Their surfaces shine. They were very expensive. So I wonder why these skis are so shiny, and they have been here for some time, years,...

Paint it Black

Its that day again, and this year its acknowledged that its spread to the UK. I read its been fueled by the three A’s;  Amazon, Apple and Asda (Wal-Mart) Here are some of the quotes I’ve picked up from the internet today. The words speak for themselves and...
The sofa, consumption and waiting

The sofa, consumption and waiting

We’re coming to that time of year again. A lot of people think I don’t like shops, or retail in general. Not so. What I don’t like is consumption for consumption’s sake. There are things we still need, and things I’m very grateful to shops for supplying. This...

Free Minimalist Pictures

We’re coming up to that time of year when we see consumerism and the focus on things at a peak. I have nothing against the celebrations with the giving and receiving of gifts,  it is the season to be jolly after all. What I do find uncomfortable is the arrival of...

Why we’re afraid to declutter

Why are we afraid to declutter ? – Because the stuff we own has power. – Because if we let go of our stuff we fear we’ll lose the memories associated with it, of our achievements, or the people we associate with it. – Because I know I’ll...

The Minimalist Wardrobe – Part II

I’ve written about the Minimalist Wardrobe before. Its probably one of my most popular blog posts. Here’s another idea that may help you minimalise your wardrobe space. There ought to be three types of clothes in your wardrobe 1) The clothes that fit you...

Needs vs Wants

I came across this magazine. As a Minimalist, my first thought was that this is just plain wrong, its needs vs wants. Here’s why. We need a roof over our head, food on the table, to feel safe. New clothes are a want, a desire, like desiring a Ferrari, desiring...

Is it worth it ?

Is it worth it ? Your stuff that is. Is it really worth what you think it is ? If all your stuff suddenly disappeared from your home, and you had to buy it all back again, how much would you pay ? That set of odd mugs that greet you as you open the cupboard, that one...
Minimalism, how to start

Minimalism, how to start

Minimalism, how to start I’m fortunate to have many readers comment and e-mail me on some of the articles I write. We discuss many aspects of adopting Minimalism, simplifying their life, concentrating on whats important, and removing the clutter from their lives....