Shopping As An Essentialist

Truthfully this wasn’t an area of my life that I had anticipated would change, but it greatly has. I mean, I was fully aware that the shopping habits we’d had a few years ago were atrocious, but I’d thought we’d cleaned up our act a good amount. Turns out essentialism and living simple with only what you need would have a major impact on how Trevor and I spend money (AND view money, so if you’re interested in learning more about that let me know in a comment below). Continue reading “Shopping As An Essentialist”

How To Utilize Wish Lists

It’s a little hard to believe that the end of 2016 and the holidays are well on their way. As a minimalist blogger, the holidays are a little touchy of a subject with one of the most common issues raised is how to handle giving and receiving gifts from friends and family. Today we’ll talk about one aspect of that process that we’ve been using for a couple years now: the wish list. Continue reading “How To Utilize Wish Lists”

Fighting the Impulse to Fill Space

One of the first comments I hear when I tell people that Trevor and I have donated more things, and that we’ve almost got the amount of stuff we own to our goal, the first thing I hear is something along the lines of “pretty soon you won’t have anything left!” I’m not sure where the idea of filling a home with stuff came from, but I wanted to talk about this subject for those of you that are struggling on your quest to live with less. Continue reading “Fighting the Impulse to Fill Space”

Delayed Gratification

A tool that we regularly use to keep our heads and our wallets in line, delayed gratification in an excellent resource for Minimalists and non-minimalists alike. Simple and easy to use, delayed gratification can be used in several ways to improve your life. Continue reading “Delayed Gratification”