Out of sight, out of mind. The space looks neat and clean, swathes of polished furnishings, simple and minimal designs. In the garage sit boxes- organised, we tell ourselves, exactly where they need to be. Each set of things compacted … Continue reading SECRET HOARDING
In the early days, it’s easy to keep up momentum with minimalism, always something new to declutter, more bags of things to donate, more recycling to be done. Smooth, clear surfaces, and the peace of mind that comes with a … Continue reading SO YOU’VE LOST MOMENTUM WITH MINIMALISM, NOW WHAT?
That old book, worn at the corners, coffee-stained, you lent it to a friend back in high school and they wrote their name in the back. You tell yourself you’ll keep it another month. A box of toys, squashed into … Continue reading MINIMISING THINGS YOU ONCE LOVED
New Year. That elusive time for change, the space between now and our future. Fireworks crash outside, great streams of fizzing light drunkenly soaring through the dark skies, welcoming in a new era in our lives. We list the things … Continue reading WHAT TO MINIMISE BEFORE THE NEW YEAR
Minimalism is captivating. The allure of less. To have fewer things, but to experience more. But it’s common to make mistakes amidst the captivating force of minimalism. Here’s a rundown of three minimalist mistakes: Impulsive Decluttering It can be tempting, … Continue reading THREE MINIMALIST MISTAKES
Piles of things, a colourful chaos of fabrics and textiles. Old papers, squashed, crumpled, poorly handwritten notes. Toppling stacks of DVDs, a suitcase, a stack of books you were meant to read. Then, among it all, a gift you were … Continue reading GUILT & DECLUTTERING