There’s an odd dynamic between maximizing returns and minimizing clutter in one’s life. I’ve been guilty of holding on to possessions far longer than I need them all the while saying to myself “I might need this someday” or “I don’t want to rebuy this”. This is a side of minimalism I don’t often see […]
The last decade has seen a spike in attention towards living simply. As our lives are more and more complicated with social media and an always-on society, the draw of more simple times pulls at us in different ways. For some, that means cleansing themselves from Facebook and Twitter. Some move into tiny houses or small […]
A recent trip to Laos changed my view of consumption and what I need to be happy. With only a few interactions – with local farmers, children, and students – my mindset for living with less moved even farther towards the minimalism side.
What is your path to early retirement? Having a set goal is one thing, but designing a life with an irresistible staircase there is another thing. If you can find your own motivation, you’ll get there sooner than you think.
Traditions like Christmas, Thanksgiving, and 4th of July are a huge part of American culture. These traditions spawn shopping trips, consumerism and more. What can we do to be more mindful about our holiday choices?
The minimalist aesthetic isn’t as cheap as it looks. There are a number hidden costs to owning fewer things. Living in a minimalist house requires more investment than you might know.
I grew up in a house. After a few years in college in apartments, I quickly moved into a house after graduation. I thought that was what I wanted. After recently switching back to an apartment, I’m realizing I haven’t been organizing my life around what I value most.
One way to stay on track with your goals is to use commitment devices – mind tricks to hold yourself accountable. These can be a powerful way to help keep yourself on track if used correctly, but can make life miserable if misused.
It’s easy for paper clutter to pile up. Reducing it can be a lot of work, especially if you want to do it yourself. One of the most cost-efficient ways of decluttering is handling it yourself – with the help of a good scanner.
We do a lot of things to earn more time for ourselves. Beyond our jobs, there are many things we can do to earn back time for ourselves today. Earning time goes beyond just earning money.