Why I’m Loving Apartment Living After 35 Years in a House

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.

March 5, 2018. 4 min read. 16 Comments
Commitment Devices for Minimalism and Simple Living

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.

February 15, 2018. 4 min read. 2 Comments
My Secret Weapon for Minimalism: A Crazy Fast Photo Scanner

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.

January 29, 2018. 8 min read. 8 Comments
Earning Time

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.

January 24, 2018. 3 min read. 2 Comments
Reduce Kitchen Clutter with The Dishwasher Challenge

Mrs. Minafi has heard this line too many times to count: “Want to try an experiment?”. Following our recent move from a 1,700 square foot house to an apartment, we’ve been on a mission to clear away as much clutter as possible and earn back as much time as we can. After staying in a […]

January 17, 2018. 3 min read. 7 Comments
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There is No Such Thing as a Minimalist Life

Minimalism isn't about reducing your possession. For me, it means making space for what matters. What matters is different for everyone. It could mean having more time for relationships, productivity, opportunities, enjoying life or anything that brings meaning.

January 5, 2018. 4 min read. 6 Comments