Recycling obsolete and unwanted audio visual items

Unless you are under 25 it is very likely you have old audio tapes, VHS, CD’s and DVD’s you no longer need, and maybe can’t even play anymore. If your parents are getting to a certain age then the prospect of helping them downsize may be looming! I went on a mission to see how I […]

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Why we have a regular relationship check in

Netflix and Chill? I think it is very strange that our society does not adequately prepare us for the challenges of a long term intimate relationship. Much of the relationship help is for when things have probably gone too far. Regular preventative, or maintenance, exercises are not generally considered. Cultivating open and honest conversations about […]

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Soulful Simplicity – Book Review

I don’t buy many books new, being an aspiring minimalist. Managing a book swap in Stratford Station, and having a number of magazine subscriptions, means that I have quite a lot of reading material. However I requested this book for Christmas after following Courtney’s blog, bemorewithless.com for around 4 years. The blog content is around […]

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Giving new life to your soles

If shoes I no longer need have any kind of life left in them I take them to a charity shop, or street shoe bank. However I was at a loss about what to do with shoes that have fallen apart. This is a challenge of being an inspiring minimalist, I tend to wear the […]

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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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