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Sentimental items are often the hardest things to get rid of when you’re trying to pare down your possessions. Once you have created your capsule wardrobe, sold your DVD boxsets and ditched those trinkets you never really liked anyway, often you are left with a pile of paper mementos to somehow sort through. Photos, concert […] The post Developing ‘The Museum of Me’: a sentimental person’s 5-step guide to decluttering paper ...
Posted: Jun 17 2018 @ 12:15 PM
  Ten weeks ago, we got the flooring in our living and dining room replaced. To prepare, we had to move all our furniture out of the room, and at the time I joked that this was the look I’d been going for all along.   We managed to squeeze the sofa into the conservatory, […] The post Rethinking television appeared first on Want Less. ...
Posted: May 14 2018 @ 6:32 AM
How has another month passed? Today is May Day, which means it’s time for me to start another month-long challenge. But first a recap on how last month went. Thanks to everyone who followed along on Instagram this April as I shared a few things from my life which weren’t exactly Instagrammable. My ‘veg patch’, […] The post The tourist at home: seeking adventure on your own doorstep appeared first on ...
Posted: May 01 2018 @ 3:52 PM
Picture the scene: you’re in the world’s most hipster coffee house. Everyone except you has a beautiful, floral neck tattoo. An array of pristine, colourful and quirky pastry goods are set out in front of you as you queue up to make your order. You know you like the plain cinnamon doughnut: you tried it […] The post Instagram and the Creme Egg doughnut appeared first on Want Less. ...
Posted: Apr 01 2018 @ 3:00 AM
[Yawns] Hmm, what was that' No, I wasn’t. I was totally awake. Do you ever get those months where you just feel exhausted all the time' So, yes, I was meant to post two days ago about my latest 30-day challenge coming to an end. The challenge involved really listening to a piece of music […] The post Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz appeared first on Want Less. ...
Posted: Mar 04 2018 @ 5:47 PM
There is very little that is new about minimalism. Owning few possessions has been a tenet in many faiths for millennia. And two thousand years ago, the Stoics were teaching that you only truly own one thing in life: yourself. Practising a healthy detachment from your belongings was a key part of the philosophy. As […] The post The fantasy island of minimalists dreamt up by an advisor to Henry VIII ...
Posted: Feb 24 2018 @ 12:44 PM
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


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