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Want Less
LGBT, Minimalism
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DINK (Dual Income, No Kids)
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Thank you to those who helped choose my second 30-day challenge of 2018. After spending January battling with a shopping ban, I was ready for something fun. So I put a few options together and let the people of Twitter decide. Option one was spending a month trying to get to grips with Japanese: I’m […] The post 30-day challenge: close your eyes and really listen to one piece of music ...
Posted: Feb 03 2018 @ 6:53 PM
Well, I’m glad that’s over. My first ‘shopping ban’ was only a mere 30 days long, but I’m embarrassed by how hard I found it. I’ve written in the past about how years of paring down my belongings and adopting a more minimalist lifestyle has helped me develop a healthy scepticism towards shopping. It’s not […] The post A wuss in the snow: The unexpected highs and lows of a 30-day ...
Posted: Jan 31 2018 @ 7:59 PM
There’s something dreary about this time of year. The party season, with all its excesses and its pressures, is coming to an end. In its place comes the prospect of months of long days at work, dark evening commutes and cold, wet weekends. If an image comes to mind, it’s the photo I took, above, […] The post 2018: My year of 30-day challenges appeared first on Want Less. ...
Posted: Dec 30 2017 @ 6:22 PM
Hi everyone! Sorry I went off the radar for a bit there, my wife wasn’t well and had to undergo surgery, so I was a bit tied up playing nurse. All’s well now, you’ll be pleased to hear, and I’m ready to get stuck back into some blog posts. But there were points over the […] The post Decluttering for stress-relief appeared first on Want Less. ...
Posted: Nov 22 2017 @ 4:17 AM
If you’re familiar with The Minimalists, you’ll know they’re all about keeping hold of what ‘adds value’ to your life and letting go of the rest. But if you have a pile of unopened cosmetics, how do you know what will add value and what won’t' I’ve been turning that question into a bit of […] The post Brutally honest cosmetics reviews: round three results appeared first on Want Less. ...
Posted: Oct 07 2017 @ 11:32 PM
This is a guest post by Ali Cornish of the fantastic blog, Everthrive. You should check it out. Many centuries ago, Rene Descartes coined the phrase: ‘I think, therefore I am.’ He believed that the first defining aspect of humanity was that we are creatures of thought; the only reason we know we are truly alive is […] The post The case for independent thinking appeared first on Want Less. ...
Posted: Aug 20 2017 @ 9:26 PM
Well, you spoke and I listened: I’m reviving my snarky cosmetics reviews. So many readers said they’d like me to reprise the series, so after a brief break (for my own sanity – I can’t stand being this high-maintenance!) they’re back. This month, I will be trying out four neglected beauty products from my cupboard […] The post Back by popular demand: brutally honest cosmetics reviews appeared first on Want Less. ...
Posted: Aug 02 2017 @ 3:29 PM
Could you get by wearing the same handful of outfits for the next few months' Courtney Carver’s wildly popular capsule wardrobe challenge Project 333 asks people to do just that: wearing only 33 items, including clothes, coats, shoes and accessories, for a three-month period. I’ve reached the end of my Project 333 challenge and if […] The post 10 lessons from Project 333: the ups and downs of my capsule wardrobe ...
Posted: Jul 17 2017 @ 8:15 PM
I’m a little tipsy as I write this, so please bear with me. I have had a few celebration drinks this evening because, as of today, July 1, 2017, for the first time in my adult life…I am debt-free! I’m still not sure how I did it, quite frankly, and don’t ask me how I […] The post Goodbye debt, it’s been…memorable appeared first on Want Less. ...
Posted: Jul 02 2017 @ 3:55 AM
Urgh. I’ve been avoiding writing this post. So much so, I haven’t written anything on this blog for weeks. Sorry for disappearing for a while. Here’s what’s happened: More than a year ago, I publicly committed to paying off all my debts by June, 2017. Yup, the June 2017 we’re currently screaming towards the end […] The post I made a big money mistake. And I’m blaming Japan appeared first on ...
Posted: Jun 24 2017 @ 2:14 AM


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