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Is Binge Shopping a Bad Habit or Smart Shopping?

Binging. It’s a peculiar habit. Some people binge drink, while others binge watch their favourite Netflix series. And then there are those who partake in binge shopping. First, let’s start off with what binge shopping is defined as, per the uber-reliable site — urbandictionary.com: Sounds totally legit right? That’s because […]

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Are Minimalists All the Same?

Have you ever noticed minimalists like to repeat themselves? Have you ever noticed minimalists…just kidding. But it’s true. If you look at some other “minimalist” blogs out there, it’s the same rhetoric: declutter this, don’t buy that, simplify here, minimize there, wear only X, thrift shop for Y, blah, blah, […]

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Are Minimalists Just Cheap-Ass MOFO’s?

Thrifty. Frugal. Economical. Miserly. Cheap. Whatever word or however you want to define spending less, go ahead. But the question is; are minimalists just cheap — or worse — do they cripple our commerce-based economy by refusing to spend money on stuff? We may be MOFOs, but we’re hardly cheapos! […]

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4 Simple Tricks to Treat Yourself to a Minimalist Halloween

Did you know Halloween is the second highest grossing holiday for retail stores? That’s gross all right, but there’s big money in Halloween. If you go to a big-box store like Walmart you’d expect to see Halloween displays, but even Lowe’s and Home Depot have gotten in on the mix. […]

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Do I Regret Selling All My Stuff?

I got asked if I regret selling ALL my stuff the other day, or maybe it was the other week — I have no concept of time anymore. Anyway, it was a valid question. I sold all my stuff a few years ago, and now I need some of that […]

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The PROS and CONS of Thrift Shopping

If I had a nickel for every time I’ve sold all my stuff I’d have — well — 15 cents. During our two summers in Vancouver we either house sat or rented furnished condos/apartments. It cost us a little more to rent furnished, but you save on having to buy […]

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4 Perfect Gifts for a Minimalist

As we wound down our time in Vancouver we crammed a lot of activities in – mostly beach days. On our last beach day my friend and host of epic proportions said; “I wanted to get you guys something great, then I thought of how light you travel so then […]

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Blow Life Up: 4 Steps to a New You (and less regrets)

It’s been a while since my last blog, three weeks to be more exact, when I wrote about our lesson in excess on an Alaskan cruise. And in that time we decided to blow life up…again. Actually, we had decided to blow life up earlier that spring. BC is one […]

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A Minimalists Nightmare Aboard an Alaskan Cruise

Ever since my wife, Shelly, was fifteen, she wanted to go on an Alaskan cruise. This past week we made that dream a reality, rather, that dream turned into a minimalists nightmare with all the “excess”. It’s the best word I can use to describe our first cruise experience. Living […]

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Sometimes you need to enjoy other people’s life experiences

It wasn’t life-changing. It wasn’t inspirational. I won’t even do it again because a second time can’t possibly be as good as the first. So what was “it”? Well, “it” was something I did to help someone else have an amazing experience, only a funny thing happened — I had […]