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(Guest Post) The Reluctant Minimalist

Today, I turn the blog over to my long suffering husband, Jeff. He has put up with many of my crazy ideas over the years, usually with an eyeroll, and immediate “No way!” followed by a reluctant willingness to give it a try.  488 more words

A Simpler Life...Escaping the Rat Race

I have a confession to make, some of you might find this really, really shocking…

I haven’t bought any clothes for myself for a whole year. 1,229 more words


Drying Clothes and Saving Money

Our electric bill at the old house was around $100/month. At our new little house, we’re at $62/month. Even though we are saving money each month, I can’t help but feel like we should be saving more since our new house is almost a third of the old house in size and we’ve reduced electronics and appliances even more. 338 more words

I recently moved from a 3 bedroom 2 garage house into a 1 bedroom apartment.

Yep.  Just me.  Lil ol’ me.  I would consider myself a minimalist and I can’t stand clutter so I didn’t think I had that much ‘stuff.   521 more words


Minimalism and Chores

At our old house we had chores scheduled everyday for about 30-45 minutes each day. As I started working out our chore schedule here, I followed the same plan of dividing up the house and doing a little bit each day for four days a week then one day of irregularly scheduled jobs.  311 more words

Things You May Not Need For Smaller Living

For most people who have the ability to read this blog, we live in a world of excess. A TV in every room and more cars than there are drivers. 978 more words


Alphabet CEO ordered Google Fiber to downsize, report claims

(Source: arstechnica.com)

Google Fiber has reportedly fallen “well short” of its goal of signing up 5 million subscribers and may be on the verge of making significant staff cuts. 327 more words