17 Things I No Longer Buy as a Minimalist

17 Things I No Longer Buy as a Minimalist

When it comes to the decluttering aspect of minimalism, I'm a pro. I have learned, over time, to let things go when they no longer serve my life. But this is actually the easy level of practicing minimalism; it's much harder, I've found, to learn to not take in new things. The dopamine hit of [...]

Every Item of Clothing I Own as a Minimalist & My 3 Tips for Keeping a Small Wardrobe

Every Item of Clothing I Own as a Minimalist & My 3 Tips for Keeping a Small Wardrobe

Happy Monday, everyone! My latest video was a request to go through each and every item of clothing I own, so you can see what goes into a minimalist wardrobe. I feel obligated to always add the disclaimer that being a minimalist doesn't mean keeping a certain number of pieces of clothing, but rather that [...]

Money + Love: 3 Ways Money Affects My Relationship

Photo by Roman Kraft via Unsplash.com I recently attended an event by The Financial Diet called Money + Love, where panelists (including Tasha from One Big Happy Life, Erin aka Broke Millennial, business owner Ryan Houlihan, and TFD's own Annie and Chelsea) discussed topics relating to the intersection of money and love, all from vastly different [...]

The Real Difference Between Frugal and Expensive Travel: What I Spent in Iceland

My & some of the best people I know at the most touristy waterfall in Iceland-- soaking it all in. Last summer, I took a week-and-a-half long road trip with my roommates to celebrate our graduation. Following typical college student habits, we made the trip extremely cheap. It was pretty awesome, driving up to Maine [...]

Budgetting for an Upcoming Move | My June Budget

Photo by David Boca via Unsplash.com I'm navigating some semi-uncharted budget territory this month since I'm planning the expenses of moving. This means budgetting for a security deposit, first month's rent, moving fees, getting my plates and license changed (since I'll be moving from Maryland to DC), parking, furniture, and probably some other hidden costs. So [...]

On Anxiety, Time, and Social Media: An Experiment in Digital Minimalism

Photo by Viktor Talashuk via Unsplash.com I am addicted to my phone. Maybe this is not such a hot take, but I have been observing lately that it feels like everyone around me is addicted to their's, too, in a way that is (mostly) highly functional and completely socially acceptable.  Truthfully, I'm the first person [...]

A NonMari Minimalist’s Honest Review of Tidying Up with Marie Kondo

Photo Credit: KonMari Media Inc. I have never read Marie Kondo's book The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up. This didn't stop me from binge-watching the show, as I'm a sucker for decluttering videos. I liked the positive tone of the show and, of course, loved how Marie's personality brought life to her ideas. Once I [...]