The cost of clutter

My partner isn’t a Minimalist. She has a different view on stuff for now, but she’s learning that this comes with a cost. We were invited to a birthday celebration one Saturday evening. The best dress came out, and very nice it was too, and all that was...

Minimalism vs Lifestyle

I’ve found this post really hard to write. Its been in my drafts folder for at least a year. I’m not sure I’ve been able to describe what I’m trying to say. Its kind of a chicken and egg tale. Initially I’d thought this was about not knowing if my lifestyle led to...
Simplicity

Simplicity

There’s something about simplicity. Its, well, just simple really. I’ve spent the last three days doing some simple things. Walking, sitting, reading, exploring, and at the beginning and end of each day eating some simple meals. I’m perched on the...
Minimalism vs the alternative experience

Minimalism vs the alternative experience

I had a very brief guest spot on the Good morning Wales show on BBC Radio Wales this weekend. Not really something to talk about in itself, but I was invited to comment on an article featured in this weeks UK Telegraph Newspaper. It would seem that the UK is one of...

Stuff makes you anxious and depressed

I stumbled upon an interesting article in the UK’s Guardian newspaperyesterday. Its quite a depressing read to be honest. The end of the article summarises with this This is the dreadful mistake we are making: allowing ourselves to believe that having more money and...

A little bit of focus on what’s important

Its been a while. Everyone has excuses, but actually having not done things generally boils down to one thing. It wasn’t important. Minimalism as I (and others) see it, is about focusing on whats important, and ignoring, where possible, what is not. Now I can see the...

How do I declutter ?

I’m often asked, “How do I declutter”, how do I go about getting rid of my stuff ? I tend to stick to the following 10 principles of how to declutter: 1) Think long and hard about buying something – Get rid of your wishlists, they are designed to prompt you to...

The stuff of memories

Why do we hang on to our things ? Why are they cherished ? What is it about these particular items that makes it so hard to be without them ? Its not our stuff, its our emotions. There’s a box in my garage, in it, is some stuff. It was my step-dad’s. He died a few...