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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

Smile! – When It’s Okay To Not Be Okay

Photo by Kristina Tripkovic on Unsplash My son who’s 7 was sat at the table eating lunch when he said “Mummy, it’s really important to smile!” I said “Yes, it is but it’s even more important to show others how you’re feeling. You don’t always have to smile!” “But I learnt it at 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

The Sober Minimalist – Why I’m Quitting Alcohol

Photo by Eneko Uruñuela on Unsplash Despite this blog being centered around minimalism, this weekend I feel like sharing that I’m 3 weeks alcohol-free (which is actually a type of minimalism for the body if you think about it).  It’s not like I haven’t tried to quit before. Since my mid-twenties the longest 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