Subscription boxes seem to be more and more common every day, and it seems that their popularity during the last few months due to covid. While receiving some new makeup or some novelty confectionary in the mail might be nice, especially while many of us are still stuck in lockdown, there are so many reasons … Continue reading Say no to subscription boxes!
We all have sentimental items. Whether they remind you of a person you have lost, a place you went or a time in your life you always want to remember, everyone has those special items that give them emotional value. When I was growing up, sentimental items were those special items that we kept in … Continue reading Sentimental Items- A mental shift
I have been in a cleaning and decluttering mood lately. And while many of my DVD's are long gone, a large amount of them, particularly those I had previously really 'loved', still remain. As my partner and I celebrate 5 years living in our own home, I realise that some of my larger DVD series … Continue reading Dvd Decluttering – 5 Questions to ask yourself
Or my phone, or my car. Is anyone else feeling this? The constant pull from society, the media, and even the people around us trying to tell us that we need the next big thing, the next upgrade, the new tech - when we are perfectly happy with what we have got. Lets take our … Continue reading So you think I should upgrade my TV?
This time last year, I had almost all of the subscription services that you can buy. I'm not even sure how it happened, but we had accumulated 5 services that we paid between $8 and $30 dollars for each service per month. This past week, I finally decided it was time to let go of … Continue reading I cancelled my Streaming & Pay TV subscriptions
No, this is not about eating food off the floor. But this is about cleaning up. Lately, I have been feeling overwhelmed by the amount of cleaning I seem to need to do. No matter what I do, it seems endless. Even with a minimalist style home, I always feel like I am cleaning. I … Continue reading 90 Second rule – Tidying up.
I was thinking yesterday about the different choices I make in my life in different situations, and I realised, at least for me, that sustainability is a scale. While we can all recommend different hacks, choices and alternatives, it often comes down to the best choice you can make in the moment - and this … Continue reading Sustainability on a relative scale
Whether it's minimalism, Zero Waste, Eco friendly living, or another positive lifestyle change that you want to make, there are so many benefits to a change. Here are five things you can look forward to when you make an exciting life change. New foodsWhen you change your lifestyle, you are bound to find new recipes … Continue reading The top 5 biggest benefits to a lifestyle change
As we are all spending more time at home, I have been spending that time reflecting on the things I own and what brings value to my life. In particular, I have been reading books, sorting through trinkets and watching DVD's that I already own, some of which I have owned since I was a … Continue reading What has minimalism taught me about growing up?
Just like most of the world, I am very scared about the situation that is going on throughout the entire world, but unlike the old me, I am reacting very differently to the challenge. The old me would be doing exactly what most of the world is doing - panic buying- but now, I have … Continue reading 5 Things I won’t be buying during the lockdown
I am sure everyone has seen over the last couple of weeks, that we as a society are going crazy with our 'stocking up mentality'. Now I am not here to give advice on whether you should or shouldn't stock up on the essentials or not, that is a completely personal decision that seems to … Continue reading An opportunity to use what we have
Since I have begun my low waste, minimalism journey, I simply haven't been one for collections, but today, I realized I still had my biggest collection of all, and I needed to decide what to do with it all. I am a huge music fan, and while streaming is now a part of my daily … Continue reading Curating a collection – My iPod
Lately, I have been feeling a little deflated, a little bit tired to get many productive things done when I get home from work. But as of writing this, I have the strength and motivation to snap myself out of it. Here are 5 things I am going to try to get myself back on … Continue reading 5 Things I’m doing to pull myself out of a rut
A big trend in the minimalist world is, of course, decluttering. Decluttering is usually the first step on a minimalism journey, and whether you follow a Marie Condo method, a packing party or another idea, if you stick to it, you will get there in the end. But what happens when you have done your … Continue reading Make Decluttering a mindset
In 2019, I really spent a lot of time convincing myself not to buy the things that I want to purchase. While I'm not a big shopper if you have been reading this blog for a while. you will know that I can sometimes get sucked into a bargain, and 2019 was all about changing … Continue reading Starting a shopping list for 2020
Right now, McDonalds Australia is promoting its frozen drinks on every print, digital and video marketing platform imaginable. They are promoting that they have 37 flavors in their frozen drink range. This got me thinking, why would anyone ever need 37 different flavors for something as simple as choosing a drink. McDonald's customers have been … Continue reading Why 37 flavors is just too many!
Two weeks ago, I was in the kitchen, just about to make myself some pasta. If you know me, this is almost a daily occurrence. I did what I always do, I put the pasta machine on, and I filled up the kettle to heat the water. Thirty seconds later, the kettle started making sounds … Continue reading Weekly mishap – Zero Waste Lesson
Decluttering is a lifetime journey. I know we all want to hear that once it is done, thats it - you are a minimalist (or you have a tidy home that works for you) and it will stay that way for the rest of your life. Now while that simply isn't the case, there are … Continue reading After Your Declutter – How to keep it that way.
One of the biggest changes that I made when I went Zero Waste was to give up my merchandise habit. And by habit - I mean it - I was addicted to displaying the books, movies, and musicians that I loved on my clothes, my books, and around my home. Sometimes I would purchase up … Continue reading My Merchandise Free Life
If you have been following my journey thus far, you know that over the Queensland summer, I decluttered my whole house. We got rid of in excess of 3 carloads worth of items by donating them or giving them to friends, family, or the community. At this point, I thought I was done, at least … Continue reading 5 things I decluttered this week
The cause that is close to my heart is Zero Waste environmentalism that will allow our species to live on this planet for centuries to come. But along this journey, there are other movements that really align with my values such as minimalism and frugality. These different movements have one major theme in common - … Continue reading When Zero Waste, Frugality and Minimalism Collide
This week, we had a desk move in the office. I took this as a great opportunity to declutter my space before I moved to my new desk. But why declutter? Why not leave your desk looking busy? Well, for me, there are several reasons to declutter your space. Stuff isn't useful if it's stuck … Continue reading 3 Reasons to Declutter your workspace
Each month, I try to set myself a challenge. If you follow me on Instagram, you will have seen me take on the Minimalism Game challenge, the no spend challenge and several other Zero Waste challenges. I have recently been reflecting on what I get out of setting myself these challenges – and the truth … Continue reading A new month – a time to refocus