Saturday, April 8, 2017

Is your quest for minimalism and a better life throwing you off track?

Recently I have been wondering how minimalism can really help me achieve my goal of living a better life. If you think about it, the time you spend thinking about minimalism or searching for ways to downsize your belongings might just be time you do not spend living your life to the fullest.

A lot of blogs on minimalism or decluttering will
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Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Carrying stuff and letting it go

Recently, as I moved into my new room, I figured I couldn't put up with so much junk being out in the open without a "home" to reside in. The plan is to free up as much space as possible, and have clear surfaces in the bedroom, so I can relax and enjoy white space. Since I have an unused room, I have decided to turn it into my official attic room and dumped all the stuff overflow up there. I have donated a lot of things over the years but I still own a lot. I can tell you that boxing and carrying all that stuff upstairs made me want to reconsider owning so much.

I felt the same when I
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Monday, July 25, 2016

Minimalism and idle time?

Hi guys,

I haven't posted in such a long time! Today I would like to talk about how my search for minimalism (and somewhat of a higher purpose) is going a few years on.

I came to the realization that --at least for me-- minimalism was another way to prep for the future. Less stuff means less to carry when you move. Lighter means freer. But what struck me the most is
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Saturday, January 19, 2013

minimalism: the idea of one

I was reading this interesting page just the other day about minimalist closets and paring down your clothes. And I really love the fact that when you try to own less stuff, you should "embrace the idea of one". To sum up what the article said, it's all about owning only one coat, only one pair of black shoes, only one black belt, etc.

Then I figured...
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Thursday, January 17, 2013

New Year, Fresh Start

I haven't posted in so long, we are now in 2013, so I would like to wish you all a happy new year!

Every new year is like being born a little, it's a new opportunity to start fresh and improve oneself. This year, I have several things in mind. First of all,
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Tuesday, November 13, 2012

It's the little things

Living with less isn't about how many things you own or how big or small your home is. Living with less is about being more mindful of what truly matters. It is about enjoying the little things, so that when you look back on your life, you
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Monday, October 22, 2012

Minimalist halloween costume?

It's that time of year again: Halloween, the time when pumpkin carving and costume parties happen all around town.

For me, buying a costume is usually synonymous with wasted space in my closet right after the party. Last year I tried to make a costume with clothes I already had in my closet and ended up with
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Saturday, October 13, 2012


I think one of the most drastic ways to get rid of extra junk is to downsize the place where you put it. When I first moved to Belgium, the apartment was rather small compared to my US house, and there were NO CLOSETS! That meant that I had to figure out how to fit everything I owned into this apartment, and of course I wanted it to be clean and not full of junk all the time.

That is how I started to
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Sunday, October 7, 2012

Minimalist Fashion?

I think the first thing people tend to tackle as minimalists is probably their wardrobe. (In my case, we are talking about a huge wardrobe filled to the brim!) I guess it's kind of easy to get a feeling of accomplishment after sorting your clothes, and at the same time it's a relief not to have to schlep around so much stuff. Unlike other items in the house, I think that clothes are
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Sunday, September 30, 2012

Simplify your kitchen with Tenugui!

A while ago, I posted about how you can declutter your bag wardrobe with Furoshiki. Well, in the same vein, you can declutter your kitchen cloths and such with Tenugui.
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