Category Archives: Minimalism

Baby Steps to Minimalism

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My bathroom in 2017 after I did some dollar tree crafts and gave it a make over.

When I first began my journey into minimalism, I had to learn how to conquer clutter. Honestly, I was darn near a hoarder considering how I liked to hold onto junk and the struggle for me to keep my clutter at a minimum seemed like an impossible hurdle to get over.I did three things to minimize clutter permanently. Continue reading

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Hindsight : A Look Back At My First 3 Posts (Part 3)

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For my last post in this series, I’m going to examine my 3rd post on this lovely blog of mine. The topic is one that is really crazy to me because, 2 years later, I’m actually about to have to act on the things that I wrote about. Continue reading

Bye Bye Capsule Wardrobe

Bitmoji ImageIf there’s one minimalist habit that it certainly not coming with me into 2019, it’s the capsule wardrobe.

Perhaps my approach to the capsule wardrobe was all wrong? I purchased a limited amount of clothing and every few months I would (have no choice but to) replace them. I rotated the pieces to make a variety of outfits and to avoid wearing them out too fast. That’s how you do “the capsule wardrobe” right…? Continue reading

No Spend November?

I already had plans to complete my first downsize next month, but in the spirit of minimalism (and an unquenchable desire for a challenge), I want to do a “no spend November” challenge and write about how it goes for me. I think it will be a good idea for a couple of reasons. For one, I am on a very low income right now and I really need to stop spending money. Second, I think it would be something like a “fast” and it would require me to pray, be more mindful, and appreciate spending money again in December. Maybe I can find or come up with some writing prompts to talk about during the challenge. Continue reading

To Thrift or Not To Thrift

It’s that wonderful, yet dreadful time of the year. The time where my clothes have been worn til they’ve worn out, plus the change of the season. This fall, I am making considerably less income than any year before, so I’ve been thinking of thrifting my clothes for the fall and winter. Thrifting sounds like an adventure and a way to find decent clothes for a great price. Not to mention, thrifting is a great way to prevent waste. However, I am aware that it’s not that glamorous. The clothes are already worn, which means they may not last much longer considering the fact that I will be re-wearing them so often. I may have to visit several thrift stores to even find clothes that I find to be wearable and I could end up going to many stores and leaving empty handed.

So I’m not exactly sure about whether or not I will find my fall clothes at thrift shops or if I’ll find another way to bargain shop. Either way, I’ve got to figure it out soon because many of my clothes are going to have to go soon.

 

Anticipating My Next Downsize

 

I’m proud to say that I haven’t completely gone backwards since I picked up minimalism, but I’ve got to admit… I’ve sort of acquired some junk again. Granted, my definition of “a lot” is probably not much to the average person, I feel like I’ve got too much useless stuff and it’s getting very close to the time of my next downsize. I know I’ve got to start planning what I want to get rid of, what spaces I intend to clean out, and clear at least a couple of days ahead of time in preparation and that’s the things I’m looking forward to the least. Continue reading