Ever since Jack Nicholson’s movie came out called The Bucket List, everyone is making one. Well, so am I. But my list is all about minimalism. Here we go – just six for now: Leave our five bedroom, three bathroom home and downsize to a two-three bedroom home since our son has left home and […]
When my father sold our farmhouse up north, he got rid of a trunk full of our old toys. We were all adults but it hurt – big time! I remembered every one of those toys – my Raggedy-Ann doll, the paper dolls with paper wardrobes, the small shop till, the book of Gulliver’s travels […]
I am feeling very proud of my saucepan drawers now I have scrubbed up all my pots and got rid of surplus ones. I do have one other drawer with frying pans but I am still working on it.
1. Each day, I must de-clutter an area in the house (drawer, cupboard etc.) and/or find a permanent zero-waste solution. 2. I post it on my blog each day so I have a record of what I have achieved.
Here is my minimalist Christmas tree this year. This is my first Christmas with a true minimalist mentality and so, of course, the tree has to be different. I saw it as nothing like a traditional green pine tree but more of a white twig thing, and then I saw one in a catalogue for […]
Here are my final toiletries – all eco-friendly, safe to use with no nasty chemicals and in recyclable containers. At the back is my shampoo, body/face lotion and conditioner. In the front is my toothpaste made from coconut oil, baking soda and peppermint oil, my lip balm, aluminium-free deodorant and 2 bars of unpackaged soap. […]
Today, I tackled the downstairs catch-all cupboard which is in the entrance. Sorry about the awful before photo but I sure didn’t want to put everything back in just to take a better shot. In the last image you can see what I still have to separate out into toss and donate piles. The pile […]
I have been busy organizing a group workshop in my business but that is now under way and it is Sunday here in New Zealand so I have the time and mind space to move ahead with my quest to downsize to a minimalist lifestyle. Today I tackled all the toiletries in the house and […]
Above is a reminder of my Project 333 wardrobe plan. And today, I went SHOPPING! I usually hate it and come away with things I didn’t need and never wear. This time it was FUN! I mean really fun. I had my printout with me to keep reminding me of what I needed and I […]