“I am a total fan girl of Joshua and Ryan.” I said this to my friend, Catherine, after we listened to The Minimalists speak at Joseph-Beth Booksellers in Cincinnati. I am so happy that I had a chance to meet them! Reading their essays and their books – Minimalism: Living a Meaningful Life and Everything … More Everything that Remains – The Minimalists in Cincinnati
It’s been a month since I started decluttering my apartment, and I feel that I am mostly done. I initially thought that I could accomplish all of this in one day. I was wrong! I’ve gone through the different emotions of being excited to overwhelmed to relieved. Now, I am extremely happy. Last Saturday, I … More Picking up the little things
I’m excited that my blog has inspired others to reaccess their belongings and to get rid of stuff. By writing about my experience, I have discovered that decluttering is pretty contagious! Erin is my super fan. She told me that she wants to post on my Facebook wall every time she gets rid of something. That’s awesome! … More Beware: decluttering is pretty contagious
I had the most productive lunch break ever. I stopped at Half Price Books and Goodwill in Westerville to make a second contribution to each. This time, I only had one box of books for HPB for which I received $10. But I had a car full of things for Goodwill. I brought the remainder … More A Sigh of Relief: Finally cutting through the clutter
I was talking to my friend, Erin, about my journey to minimalism, and I mentioned that I got rid of a lot of clothes. My bedroom looked as if it had been ransacked. All of the drawers were open, the closet was open, and hangers were laying everywhere. Two large trash bags sat in the … More The Throw-away Clothing
People have words that they don’t like. Even as you read that sentence, you probably thought of your word. Well, the new word that I don’t like is miscellaneous. I used this less-than descriptive word on several of the boxes that were at the bottom of my second bedroom’s closet. It’s no wonder that I didn’t … More Miscellaneous Crap
The answer may be obvious or perhaps it may be awkward; but if someone were to pop the big question, what would you say? The big question is “what gives your life meaning?” You probably didn’t say “my iPad” or “my designer purse.” Those are material possessions that have a value, but do not add … More Pop the Big Question
Um. No. I’m not organizing a march. That’s not what this blog is about. I’m a wordsmith, and I simply like alliteration. My original thoughts on the subject of minimalism came in February. I enjoy writing and wanted to write about something specific. There are probably enough blogs out there that begin with “today I did … More I’m organizing a minimalist march. What?