Category Declutter

Clothing shopping ban – 5 months on

6 months ago, I wrote an article of how I was going to implement a clothing shopping ban for myself in 2017. Since it’s almost mid-year, I thought it would be good to provide a mid-year review of this exercise. The verdict so far… Yes, I have stuck on to my shopping ban. In fact, […]

Minimalism and the luxuries

Does minimalism means that we miss out on the luxuries in life? Well, it’s entirely up to you. Dave and I practice a school of minimalism where we do minimalise the stuff in our life, yet not compromising on quality. At the same time, we try not to be too extravagant about them and avoid […]

Having the right people around you

Financesmiths recently wrote an article with the same title. Basically, he talked about 2 different groups of friends he hanged out with, and how different the topics revolved. Which is common for different groups of friends. When we are with certain groups of people, topics tend to revolve around certain things and issues and also, […]

Minimising credit cards

I was chatting with a good friend of mine the other day, and she told me that her husband had lost his wallet. Worse thing is, aside from the cash, everything else was inside, the ID card, credit card etc. The first thing I asked was, “I hope you guys have called the banks and […]

The truth about discounted items

Over the last couple of weeks, we have witnessed numerous mega sale events by various retailers, both online and brick and mortar stores. Remember Black Friday, and then there was that Christmas sales, and post-Christmas sales? And now, Chinese New Year sales… These sales just seem endless. Well in hindsight, sales seem to be the […]

Clothing shopping ban

I have been thinking about this for a while, and I thought, well, just do it! So what is it exactly! Here it goes…. I am going to put myself on a clothing shopping ban for 2017.  So what was the impetus behind this? Well, many of you have read how Dave and I tried […]

Organize

Where are my glasses? Where are my slippers? Where are my clothes? These are some of the common day to day questions Kate used to ask me in the past before we started on this journey to minimalism. Subconsciously, I would reply to her, “Do you remember where you last seen it?” or “Please do […]

Purchasing with your real hourly wage

Dave wrote a post the other day that made me think deeply about. The article, titled “Knowing your real hourly wage” resonated with many and was relatively well received by our readers. I wrote about “a dollar for utilitsation” previously, which discusses how we assign a dollar per ustilisation for usage of our stuff, mainly […]

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