Minimalist Living

Finding happiness through living a more minimal lifestyle.

So You Want to Be Productive? Stop Multitasking!

Multitasking is Hard

Have you ever tried to get that paper done only to be distracted by social media or the television?

Have you burnt dinner because you were trying to pay bills and water the lawn at the same time?

Ever forgot multiple things at the grocery store because you were talking on the phone while shopping?

We’ve all been there. We have so much on our plates and so little time to do … Continue reading...

13 Easy Changes We’ve Made to Save Over $9,000 This Year

Will Those Easy Changes Save Big Money?

There is a fairly consistent debate that goes on in the personal finance world about how much of a difference minor changes make in a person’s overall financial position. Author David Bach has famously termed this, “The Latte Factor” and has written a book about it. Some argue that there is no reason to sweat the small stuff because major expenditures such as mortgages, daycare, and car payments … Continue reading...

The No Regrets Road Trip

This is a follow-up to the original post on our road trip to Florida. That post broke down the costs and savings of our trip. This post covers the “why” of our trip.

We wanted to head down to Florida to see my parents during our vacation this year. As teachers, we are very limited on when we can go away. Basically, the only time we can go away is when the rest of Massachusetts Continue reading...

I Wore the Same Outfits for Two Months

And Guess What? Nobody Noticed

Over the last two months, I conducted a bit of an experiment. I wore the same five outfits each day of the week to see if anyone would notice. I wore the same clothes every Monday, Tuesday, etc. for two months.

When I was first learning about minimalism, I read a lot of different blogs in my quest to find out more. One of my favorites was (and still … Continue reading...

Minimalists – Nothing More Than Spoiled Brats?

The closest picture I could find to represent the notion of an elitist, spoiled minimalist

Who Do You Think You Are?

Is minimalism bad? Minimalists go around talking about how less is more, we encourage you to declutter your home, and to get rid of what doesn’t bring you joy. We talk about mindful consumerism and avoiding the impulse to buy that unnecessary pair of jeans or the new iPhone. Minimalists tell you to … Continue reading...