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Social media

A huge number of people use Instagram and other social media platforms every single day. A few years ago I was as hooked as anyone and allowed my phone screen to light up with every like, comment and follow that happened. I would post at least once a day, sometime recycling old posts to ensure […]

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Tidying Up with Marie Kondo

Marie Kondo, of The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying: A simple, effective way to banish clutter forever fame has teamed up with Netflix for an adorable tidying/organising/decluttering show called ‘Tidying Up with Marie Kondo‘. If you don’t know who Marie Kondo is yet and want the Wikipedia version; here it is. In short, she is a Japanese organising consultant who […]

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What is part-time minimalism?

Part-time minimalism is something that I searched for information about, but that I couldn’t find any on. Perhaps someone already minimised all the information from the Internet? Rather than thinking of it in terms of “sometimes I buy nothing intentionally, and sometimes I buy everything mindlessly”, I mean part-time in terms of I have a […]

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Minimalist games and challenges

Following on from my 5 minute fire drill game / challenge, I decided to compile a list of other minimalist fun to be had! When I say minimalist games, I don’t mean Bananagrams (a brilliant game!), Story Cubes, charades, or the plethora of card games you can play with a regular deck of cards, I […]

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5 minute fire drill

In my last post Fire drill I gave the background story of how I came up with this minimalist game/challenge. Do you want to play? It’s slightly like ‘floor is lava‘ but more like ‘house is on fire’. Safety note: do not set your house on fire to play this game, we are using that […]

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Fire drill

About 7 years ago, on a regular weekday evening, I was sat in the apartment I was living in at that time enjoying an ice lolly, when a loud alarm started blaring outside. It was the fire alarm. Instead of rushing outside and down the four flights of stairs, I went to the door and […]

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Christmas

Two weeks ago was the breaking of the wave of the biggest shopping period of the year. December 25th, the crescendo of consumerism peaked, broke, and withdrew for another 364 days (perhaps that should read ~300 days). The build up to Christmas is full of extra expensive adverts aiming to provoke celebratory newspaper headlines. Whether […]

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Tickets

I had a shoebox full of cinema and gig/concert tickets that I disposed of just before the end of the year. I had been saving and storing the tickets since I was a child, though I’m not sure what for. I wasn’t showing anybody, and I certainly wasn’t looking at them. I was just accumulating […]

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Books, posts and podcasts

I’ve been exploring this minimalist thing for a while and have consumed (haha) many podcasts, posts and books about the subject and the surrounding areas. Below is likely to become an ever-evolving and growing list of the ones I’ve found most useful! Marie Kondo: The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying: A simple, effective way to banish clutter forever – I have […]

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Starting something new

Hello! If you’ve found this, that’s a great start! Welcome, thanks for joining me. I’ve been working on reducing my material (and digital) possessions for a few years now, while (currently) working a full time job. I mostly sell my things on eBay or donate them to charity, and thought that a blog might help […]

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