Category: Minimalism

Are You a Responsible Consumer?

By Jennifer | Crunch, Minimalism

Minimalism is like a gateway drug for helping the environment. Once you begin to consume less, you’ll notice you’re wasting less. Here are ways to be a more responsible consumer. Read my guest post on No Sidebar—link below! Read on No Sidebar Cover photo by Priscilla Du Preez on Unsplash

6 Moves in 4 Years

By Jennifer | Minimalism

If there’s going to be anything to inspire you to become a minimalist, it will be moving 6 times in 4 years. I recently discovered that my interest in minimalism started in 2005, but that’s beside the point. Because I frequently forget how many times I’ve moved in the past few years, I’m going to… Read More »

Choosing to Repair My Boots Instead of Replacing Them

By Jennifer | Crunch, Minimalism

Finding the right boots is an undertaking. Especially as a minimalist. These boots need to go with everything. You should want to wear them all the time. They need to be able to be dressed up and dressed down. They should be high quality and durable. I got lucky in 2013 in the boot world.… Read More »

The Beginning

By Jennifer | Minimalism

Because of my Deep Declutter, I ended up reading my handwritten journals as I scanned them in to digitize them. I surprised myself. I originally thought I became interested in minimalism when I moved from California to Pennsylvania in 2013 and pared down my belongings to make it an inexpensive and easy relocation. But apparently,… Read More »

The Deep Declutter

By Jennifer | Minimalism

It can take years to mentally gear yourself up for a Deep Declutter. So yeah. I’ve moved 6 times in the past 4 years. I’ve had a lot of opportunities to declutter, and I’ve taken advantage of that every time. But there are some things that stick around. That manage to be moved from house… Read More »

Why I Cancelled Netflix

By Jennifer | Mindfulness, Minimalism

I’m actually still subscribed to Netflix as I start to write this post. I’ve been carefully considering cancelling Netflix for about a week now. I don’t like to sit on these decisions for very long, because there’s a likelihood I’ll chicken out. Here are the reasons I’m cancelling Netflix. I’m On A Cancelling Kick If… Read More »

Beans the Minimalist Baby

By Beans | Minimalism

Hi. I’m Beans. I’ve been on this planet for just about 18 months now. I am a baby, and I am a minimalist. I’m here to tell you my minimalism story. Of course my name isn’t really Beans. In fact, my name in its entirety has 21 characters in it. It will probably take me… Read More »

Why I Quit Amazon Prime

By Jennifer | Crunch, Minimalism

I quit Amazon prime for a few reasons, one particularly being the last straw. However, let me start from the beginning. I’ve been a customer of Amazon’s since 2002, as they proudly display on my account page. Whoa. That’s a really long time. Not sure how long I’ve been a Prime member. But I was… Read More »

Successful Decluttering Project

By Jennifer | Minimalism

In Part 1 of Project Declutter, I gave pointers for getting into the right mindset to purge belongings. It isn’t easy to get rid of things, either because of the emotional attachment you place on an item, or because it’s something you actually do need to keep around, or maybe it’s something that you might… Read More »

You Are Not Your Car

By Jennifer | Minimalism

I was car-less for over a year, as I sold mine since I didn’t need one when I moved into the city. I lived in center city Philadelphia. I didn’t need a vehicle; I could easily walk to the grocery store (Reading Terminal Market) and to my bank (downstairs) and my friends were also within walking distance.… Read More »