Understanding and Letting Go of Your Sentimental Clutter

Photo from Jarmoluk on Pixabay Sentimental clutter. You’ve probably heard of it and seen thousands of posts and videos on the subject.  There’s no shortage of this content because humans are emotional creatures, and we get particularly attached to objects which represent the past: Our old childhood teddy bears, A+ Continue Reading

Christmas Burnout: Is It Time For a Change?

Feeling tired and burnt out after Christmas? If so, you’re not alone! Festive fizzle-out is all too real, and despite being minimalist, I often suffer from it myself.  Perhaps it’s exhaustion from the shopping and the worrying about what to get the people in your life. Maybe it’s the fear Continue Reading

Everything I Own as a Minimalist Family

Despite knowing that minimalism is dependent on the individual and their lifestyle, I’ve always been a bit obsessed with what other minimalists own, so I made a list of my own inventory.  I share a house with my elderly parents so this list won’t include their rooms or belongings. I Continue Reading

From Sofa Dweller to Travel Lover – How Minimalism Gave Me the Travel Bug

Photo by Becca Tapert on Unsplash Before I became a minimalist, I wanted nothing more than to be grounded in one place, surrounded by all the things that made me feel safe; my game consoles, my figurines, and my shelves of books and games (not to mention the clutter from Continue Reading

Exploring With Less

Photo by Fuu J on Unsplash Recently, my parents and I took the kids to Skegness. For those of you who don’t live in the UK, Skegness is a seaside town with tonnes of shops, a large funfair, a beach with a few rides on, and loads of arcades.  As fun as it Continue Reading

How to Drop the Guilt and Become a Mindful Consumer

Photo by Artem Kovalev on Unsplash When I talk about minimalism, I’m not talking about never enjoying a purchase ever again, Neither am I trying to make you feel guilty about the things you enjoy. I may have purged 80% of my stuff over the years, but even I enjoy a bit of Continue Reading

A Moment of Reflection

Photo by Marcos Paulo Prado on Unsplash We’ve had lovely sunny weather lately in the UK, and this evening, I sat in my garden in a deckchair connecting with my inner child and doing some colouring.  When I had finished, I just sat and relaxed for a while; no phone, no laptop, no Continue Reading

Beating Imposter Syndrome

Photo by Fares Hamouche on Unsplash Sometimes, I don’t post for a period of time. I intend to, but I often find that weeks go by or a whole month before I get my writing head on and publish another article. And quite often I’ll tell myself ‘I haven’t had time’. ‘I don’t Continue Reading