Category Archives: Minimalism

Lifehacks for a Better Year

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Sometimes, we all need new ideas for staying fit, fixing up our homes, and tuning out. Welcoming the new year grants us the opportunity to improve our lives and make them a little easier.

Hacking the morning

You know the scenario: the alarm goes off. You press snooze. Alarm goes off again fifteen minutes later. You press snooze. Fifteen minutes later, you jump out of bed, throw on your clothes, check your e-mail, start the car, find your kids’ shoes, help them pack their bags, and barely have enough time to eat half a bagel.

It may seem like this is the most efficient way to “do” mornings, but it’s not. Trust me. If you want to have a more relaxed morning, look at the tips below. Continue reading

The Great Computer Clean Up

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It’s time. I hate to do this to you, but today is the day that you are going to clean up your computer. I’m talking desktop, e-mails, Google docs, the whole thing. When your computer is cleaned up, you’ll feel more relaxed, you’ll find your documents with ease—and all it takes is a little bit of filing. Continue reading

Spruce Up Your Space and Live Without A Bed

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I get so tired of my space, my bed, my rugs, and my clothes. Sometimes, I need a bit of a change. When you change your space, you will have an easier time focusing on your work, your family, and your free time. The first way that you can spruce up your space is to get rid of your bed. You heard me—get rid of it! If you don’t have a bed, or if you’ve been looking for a change in your bed, it might be time to try something new.

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Minimalist Monday: Live Without A T.V.

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How long do you guys watch T.V.? I feel like T.V. is sometimes fun (like when there is a big event on T.V. and everyone can get together and watch, or when there is a particular show that you want to watch), but much like my thoughts on video and computer games, it is mostly a waste of time.

Okay, don’t get me wrong. When I’m home alone, I like to leave the T.V. on for some background noise. Sometimes, when I’m writing these blogs, a cooking show is on in the background. That’s probably all fine and good, but I’d like to suggest a week where you watch no T.V. As in, unplug that clunky thing and see what you can see.

The first step to living with no T.V. is, of course, turning the T.V. off. I suggest that you unplug it and cover it with a blanket. That way, you can make sure that it you are not tempted to watch it. Then, look at the list below for ideas of things to do without your T.V.

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Minimalist Monday: All at Once or A Little at a Time

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When I went to Latvia, I was surprised by how many people went to the grocery store every day;.

They were surprised by how people in other countries went to the grocery store once per week. “Why go once a week week?” a friend asked. “Why not go for fifteen minutes every day?”

The answer is, obviously, time. It seems easier for some people to get all of their groceries at once, but is there a better way?
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