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

Why I Consider Myself An Extreme Minimalist

It’s the second year of writing on this blog, and over that time, I’ve grown while my pile of belongings have shrunk. I’ve written a lot about minimalism and the process of decluttering, but since then, my mindset has changed, what I want has changed, and what I thought I Continue Reading

Why Your Heart is The Best Storage – Decluttering Sentimental Items

In the last quarter of 2020 I decided to have another go at clearing the attic. This time, I vowed to put my heart and soul into it, especially because it was so dangerously cluttered. There were many times up there I had tripped over boxes or had to do Continue Reading

Have a Merrier Christmas With Less

It’s almost Christmas, and although it’s different to previous years, what isn’t so different is the mad panic to buy, buy, buy, either to show love to friends and family, or out of sheer obligation.  But as I’ve turned minimalist over the past couple of years, dramatically reducing my possessions Continue Reading

Stuff: The Thief of Time

It’s been a few months since my last post, and in that time I’ve become a mum again to a gorgeous little girl. I’ve also got back to minimising and simplifying, which is now more important than ever with a family of four, even more so because my six-year-old son Continue Reading

The Weight of Stuff

I realise it’s been a really long time since I posted on this blog. I can’t deny I feel guilty about that because I was going to post an article on being extraordinary. While I do have the article, I couldn’t bring myself to post it because in the current Continue Reading

Starve Your Inner Critic and Claim Back Your Power

Almost everybody has an inner critic, that snide, sniggering, scoffing voice at the back of your head that says you aren’t good enough, pretty enough, smart enough, strong enough, or deserving enough.  And let’s face it -with all the ways we have to compare ourselves to everyone around us nowadays, Continue Reading

The Helping Hand of Failure – Why I Recover Faster

I’m not perfect.  Nobody’s perfect.  Yet there’s this expectation in society that if you don’t have a high-profile job and don’t own the latest and greatest stuff, you’re no good.  Marketers constantly try to convince you you’re lacking in life if you don’t own the latest phone, celebrity endorsed cologne, Continue Reading

How To Minimise the Past And Maximise the Future

If I told you minimalism and self-growth is straight-forward and easy, I would be lying.  Minimalism requires lots of hard decision-making, consistency, and dealing with memories both good and bad.  Self-growth requires confronting and accepting hard truths about ourselves and our situations and learning to move forwards while becoming better Continue Reading

Clutter Culprits: How to Remain Vigilant

Even the most seasoned minimalists will end up overwhelmed with more clutter if they don’t regularly keep on top of what comes in and what goes out of the home. Left unchecked, it’s easy to become complacent and end up back where you started.  Below, I’ve listed some of the Continue Reading