What’s in my re-homing box?

I quite often end up with things belonging to my friends. Items they have left at my house. Things they have left at a party. Items I have borrowed and need to return. Stuff to return on behalf of someone else. You know the kind of scenario.  We all have that friend who always leaves […]

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Making your Facebook news feed work for you

As with the rest of the internet I believe Facebook can be used as a force for good, or a force for evil. My Facebook news feed can be, a useful, inspiring source of information, or a depressing place of material adverts and negativity. You have more of a say on what you see than […]

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Decluttering the in-laws – 2 months on

Two months ago my husband and I were faced with this sight, in our quest to help our parents / in-laws with decluttering their overwhelming garage stuffed with stuff. See my first two blog posts, part 1 and part 2, about how and why we were doing this!  Two months ago we left them with […]

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A natural & sustainable yoga mat

I have done a bit of yoga here and there over the years, at festivals, tasters, or lunch time sessions at work.  I always liked it but had never got “into it” as a regular habit or practice.  For those who don’t know, yoga is very broadly defined as; “a Hindu spiritual and ascetic discipline, a […]

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Decluttering my in-laws (Part 2)

You can read about part 1 of the decluttering blog post here. As you can see from the photos below, the progress through days 2 to 3 was impressive! In our four day visit we managed: 2 car loads to the council recycling centre, plus one more was ready to go the day after we left. […]

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Decluttering my in-laws (part 1) 

For a number of years my in-laws have been talking about the state of their garage and how they need to “sort it out”.  Over the 10 years they have been in their current house the garage condition has been compounded by a lack of fixed shelving and the boxes and boxes that were put […]

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What do you want for your birthday?

Both a lovely well meant sentence, and one filled with many challenges.  Especially for an aspiring minimalist, trying to reduce the amount of physical stuff my life.   The topic of presents is much discussed on minimalist blogs (for example; The Minimalists and London Minimalists), these writers talk about how they have given away presents […]

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How clean are your cleaning products?

The US Environment Protection Agency have found the average US house contains 2-5 times more air pollution than the air outside, and in some cases up to 100 times more.    This is largely due to household cleaning products, air fresheners and pesticides.   Furthermore a University of York / BBC study showed that “Limonene”, found […]

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My first minimalist meet up

For those who follow The Minimalists blog you will know about the epic world speaking and book tour Joshua & Ryan embarked on in 2014.  You may not know that the tour was also a catalyst for in person Minimalist meet up groups in many cities around the globe.  The groups meet at regular intervals […]

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Hot drinks on the go

We do quite a bit of commuting / travelling around London and the UK.  As our friends know we can usually be found rummaging in our bags for a reusable coffee cup and confusing baristas.  It is interesting to see the coffee shops that cope fine, and worryingly the ones that seem to have never […]

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