Have a No Spend Minimalist Valentine’s Day

Have a No Spend Minimalist Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is in a few weeks and to me, Valentine’s Day is a ‘holiday’ full of unspoken expectations.  According to Fortune.com US Consumers spent about $147 on Valentine’s Day in 2016.  These are unspoken expectations that your partner /girlfriend/boyfriend will buy you flowers, chocolates, take you out for a romantic candlelit meal, and other […]

5 Minimalist Christmas Gift Ideas (Even for Children)

5 Minimalist Christmas Gift Ideas (Even for Children)

The notion of Christmas has seemed to morph into a smorgasbord of consumerist culture in recent years.  Christmas budgets are getting higher and higher, and the average Canadian plans to spend $766 on Christmas (in 2016).  Last year, I think I spent about $450 on Christmas- I made gifts for my closest girl friends and […]

4 Ways to Embrace Baby Minimalism

4 Ways to Embrace Baby Minimalism

  Babies don’t need much (or so my mama friend who has a toddler says).  As we embrace our firstborn child (hopefully there are more!) in a small one bedroom apartment, we have no choice but to embrace baby minimalism.  Actually there was a choice, to move and find a larger two bedroom place, but […]

3 Websites and Apps to Help You Get Rid of Stuff

3 Websites and Apps to Help You Get Rid of Stuff

On my perpetual never-ending quest to ‘get rid of stuff’ a la Marie Kondo and the Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up I have used a number of apps and websites to help me attempt to achieve the enlightened state of minimalism.  A few I’m sure you’ve heard of (ahem, Craigslist) but there were a few […]