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A Minimalist’s Experience Working for a Big-Box Store

Well, here it is, my big confession: I had a job working part-time at a big-box store for six months. As someone who leads a minimalist lifestyle, I had days where I wanted to lash out against the company and my co-workers, or scream out to customers; “YOU DON’T NEED ALL […]

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What to do with Useless Christmas Gifts

Christmas is over, all the kiddies are back to school, the tree is either on the curb or back in a box, and your belly is in full muffin-top mode. Another successful minimalist Christmas was had by all, right? Ha, hardly. If my local Home Depot was any indication, commerce […]

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Looking for a Minimalist Secret Santa Gift for that Special Coworker?

So your office is having a gift exchange (aka; Secret Santa) and you’ve decided to ditch your minimalist ways and participate in said event. Good for you, you’re a team player! But the question is, what do you get that special workplace coworker you’ve said all of three words to […]

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Finally – Some Minimalist Christmas Tree Ideas Everyone Can Enjoy!

I have a confession to make — I’ve always faked it. Doesn’t matter if it’s a big one, small one, fat one, bushy one — it’s always been fake. The real thing just doesn’t do it for me. I’m talking about Christmas trees of course! It’s true, growing up my […]

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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 […]