Tag Archives: Minimalism

Free Yourself With a Capsule Wardrobe

I never thought that I’d be delving into the world of wardrobe design and fashion  – let alone writing about it! See, I was one of those awkward teenagers who made serious errors in judgment just about every time she … Continue reading

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A Minimalist Wardrobe (for a School-Aged Boy)

Decluttering a young boy’s closet is surprisingly easy and has many benefits. Some specific benefits for school-aged boys include: A curated closet contains tops and bottoms with the entire collection in mind. This gives a child a sense of autonomy … Continue reading

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Enough

The minimalist and Zero Waste movements intersect from the start. Béa Johnson, in her book: The Zero Waste Home, introduces the hierarchy of Zero Waste, known as the 5 R’s. The first two: “Refuse what you do not need” and … Continue reading

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Simple Gift-Giving

Want. Need. Wear. Read. ‘Tis the season. For buying too much stuff. Gigantic hauls under Christmas and Yule trees, gifts exchanged beside Chanukiahs, gifts that represent consumption mania, environmental devastation, guilt trips, debt, and disappointment. Kids running out of steam … Continue reading

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Eco-Minimalism

When I first came across the concept of minimalism, around the year 2009, I wasn’t too impressed. It seemed to me that minimalism was all about getting rid of stuff. Sometimes perfectly good stuff. I suspected that minimalism was all … Continue reading

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6 Reasons You Shouldn’t Let Minimalism Intimidate You

Minimalism has some baggage. People associate it with all kinds of things. Some believe that to be a minimalist you have to be a single, white, rich guy with only a backpack and a penchant for world travel. These assumptions … Continue reading

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Minimalism 101

What is Minimalism? Minimalism has taken on an elitist air. Popularly, the minimalist image is of a sparsely furnished modern home with no individual touches. And no children, hobbies, or, in some cases, underwear. To be a minimalist, you don’t … Continue reading

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