Category Archives: Minimizing

Adjustment Oddness

My grandparents are getting ready to get ready to move from their home of fifty+ years to a retirement community. It’s a big transition. Their new place will be small, and thirty minutes from the neighborhood they’re used to. They … Continue reading

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Simplicity Parenting for Yourself

Simplicity Parenting is a movement that is gaining traction all over the world in places as diverse as India and Iceland, says Kim John Payne.  It’s easy to understand why: like the appeal of minimalism, simplicity in child-rearing is a pendulum swing away from … Continue reading

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For the Love of Walking

Since a friend sent me Walking Towards Peace, I’ve thought about the contentment of walking.  Of letting my eyes and mind wander, with no agenda but to move. Shannon points out that many writers have been walkers.  Walking has a long … Continue reading

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Avoiding Accumulation

I moved recently.  I moved from my parents’ house to a home with three roommates, where we are responsible for furnishing our own place. It’s going great.  We came with a lot of what we need.  We’ve been able to … Continue reading

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Don’t want it!

Minimizing was a relief for me- there was so much less stuff to store and take care of!  It also caused or coincided with internal habit changes.  Once I learned about the environmental impact of buying new things, I didn’t want … Continue reading

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What do minimalism, the environment, and finances have in common?

Has it ever happened to you that a bunch of ideas come into your life, one after the other, and they all tie together? That’s what happened to me with minimalism, my job, and finances.  Here’s a timeline: November 5, 2011: … Continue reading

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Math for Optimal Wardrobe Size

Janice of The Vivienne Files makes this observation: You’re out driving around and see a house that’s really attractive, so you buy it.  Yea, you already own 8 or 10 other houses – you’ve really lost track – but this … Continue reading

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