Minimalism: Books

I’ve hopped on the Ursula Le Guin train and so far it’s pretty alright. Le Guin is a classic science fiction author - 'The Left Hand of Darkness' is a popular book written by her – though the reason I’ve heard of her is relatively embarrassing. For the Jane Austen fan, you may have heard … Continue reading Minimalism: Books

The Effects of Minimalism

I posted an eco-friendly update here, but I wanted to write about the positive effects minimalism has had on my life thus far. As I’ve said, I’ve always been a neat, organised person who doesn’t like clutter or mess, but even so I've decluttered further in the last few weeks. I wouldn't call myself a … Continue reading The Effects of Minimalism

Declutter: Ten Things

I thought I’d make a list of ten things that are relatively easy to declutter; they're main areas that usually build up items we don't like or need. 1/ Clothes My top tip for this is: take everything out of the wardrobe. Looking at an item in your closet makes you more likely to leave … Continue reading Declutter: Ten Things

A New Journey

I’ve been thinking about the environment, and waste, and minimalism. With Woolworths getting rid of thin plastic bags, the environment is on a lot of people’s minds. I’ve never been particularly unaware of environmental issues, but lately I’ve been more proactive in researching and trying to understand what the problem is and what the average … Continue reading A New Journey

The Art of Leaving Clothes Behind

I find deleting text messages easy. I find throwing out old assignments fairly easy (there are several I can’t bring myself to get rid of, but mostly I’m okay). What I don’t find easy is getting rid of an item of clothing or an old journal. These are the two items that I will always … Continue reading The Art of Leaving Clothes Behind