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Act as if what you do makes a difference.
IT DOES.
(William James)

The ongoing purge

It’s ongoing, the purge. It’s not purge once and then live happily minimalist ever after. For 5 years now I consider myself minimalist. It began when I had to downsize an entire flat full of stuff to move into a tiny room in a house share. I discovered I did not actually need anything fromContinue reading “The ongoing purge”

Countdown to Christmas

Let’s talk about Christmas (or other year end celebrations you do in your family) . I know what you’re thinking: Christmas???? We’re in August, I am still deciding whether I should go on a holiday… But it’s coming, in only 4 month from now. A few numbers from Christmas 2019*: In the UK, each person spentContinue reading “Countdown to Christmas”

Money date

At the end of every month, I have a money date with myself reviewing the last financial month and planning the next one ahead.

The couch table

This is our couch table. I bought it in a Swedish furniture store in 1997. It is bruised and battered, but because it lived with me through so long and has seen so much of my life I would never even had considered to exchange it. I even had the occasion where I took prideContinue reading “The couch table”

Emergency Funds

I am a big fan of having emergency funds (or savings for a rainy day). You will sleep so much better! The FCA* states that 1 in 10 adults have no savings and a BBC survey revealed that half of twenty- somethings have no savings. Emergency funds is a savings pot reserved for life’s emergencies:Continue reading “Emergency Funds”

Minimalist Gift Guide

Minimalist? Gift guide? Necessary. I have been living the downsized lifestyle and telling people for a couple of years now, and I still get presents. It does take a while to shift habits, giving presents has become engrained. So here is a little guide that might be useful if the occasion arises and it involvesContinue reading “Minimalist Gift Guide”

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