Simple does not necessarily mean easy. For me, minimalism opens the door to simple and intentional living. It starts with letting go and purging your physical clutter. And then it creeps into other aspects of your life and you begin questioning the things you used to do in auto-pilot. In theory, simple and intentional living … More The Path to Intentional and Simple Living Isn’t Easy
So, you have just gone through all of your stuff and decluttered your home. Congratulations on a job well done! But how come it seems that clutter has a way of coming back after we’ve just purged it? And before you know it, you’re decluttering your home again, one closet at a time. How do … More How to Stop Clutter Before It Begins
You’ve probably already heard what the concept of minimalism is all about: keeping what’s important and discarding the rest. It’s about letting go of the excesses in our lives and focusing our attention to things that really matter. When we first think of minimalism, we automatically visualise decluttering our clothes, furniture, knick knacks, and other … More Where Can We Apply Minimalism?
When we think of minimalism, we often visualise the following scenarios: Bare and white house interiors Owning super few pieces of clothing in neutral colors Becoming a nomad Becoming vegan / zero-waste While there is nothing wrong with these (I personally am working towards reducing waste), thinking that minimalism has to look like this can … More Minimalism Looks Different For Everyone
Yes, I do practice minimalism and I am proud that I am quite a frugal person. If I could delay buying something, I would. We just have enough stuff at home, but that doesn’t mean that we are deprived. It’s actually the other way around. By cutting back on many other things, I get to … More What I Splurge On As A Minimalist
The Mister asked me what I wanted for my birthday. In the past, it probably would have been some new gadget, or jewelry, or maybe some new clothes. I thought about it for a couple of days… I wanted some new shoes, but I found nothing that I particularly loved. I definitely don’t need a … More What Do I Want For My Birthday?
Growing up, I never really cared whether our house (or even my room) was tidy. I didn’t matter whether there was dust all over – although it triggered my allergies 😢 But as I got older, I started to appreciate and enjoy going home to a tidy, relaxing home after a hard day at work. … More How I Keep My Home Tidy
Minimalism and ambition. These two concepts may seem contradictory. Doesn’t minimalism tell you to want less? Doesn’t it talk about having less material things, less busy schedules, and less clutter? Personally, I believe minimalism can fuel your drive towards your goal, and that you can be a minimalist and still have high ambitions. A common … More Can a Minimalist Have High Ambitions?
Whether it be an empty room, a blank wall, an empty shelf, or a closet that isn’t full to the brim, people have the tendency to fill up empty spaces. Why do we fill this way? Like we need to fill up every void? This might be because empty spaces evoke the feeling that something … More Embracing Empty Spaces
“Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful.” – William Morris Last year, while unemployed, I had a lot of spare time to read self-development books and watch motivational YouTube videos. I would read borrowed e-books from the library while waiting for a reply on … More How I Started My Minimalism Journey