4 tips for maximizing clothing storage when you don’t have closets

Happy Thursday! Did you take my challenge last week? I would love to hear all about it. I made a concerted effort to connect with my partner and really focus on him for a few moments at the beginning and end of each day. This week in particular has made a big difference on my … Continue reading 4 tips for maximizing clothing storage when you don’t have closets

Love your body, clean your closet

Wednesday, October 17, 2012 was Love Your Body Day (LYBD).  LYBD seeks to encourage women (and men) to, clearly, love their bodies.  Stop fixating on the things you hate about your body.  Stop wishing it was different.  Stop worrying about numbers on a scale.  Stop negative self-talk.  Stop reading magazines that promote airbrushed models as … Continue reading Love your body, clean your closet

Multifunctional clothing: The cozy

It's a cardigan.  It's a jacket.  It's a cowl neck sweater.  It's off the shoulder.  It's even a scarf.  More than ten sweaters that take up the space of only one -- interested? As minimalists, we strive to detach from the need to obtain physical items to make us happy.  Giving up fashion trends is … Continue reading Multifunctional clothing: The cozy

The case for uniforms

It's occasionally a topic in the news... the great School Uniform Debate.  Do uniforms stifle kids' creativity and individualism, or do they reduce bullying and class distractions by making sure everyone is wearing the same thing?  Both? Neither? While yes, uniforms to reduce students' ability to showcase their personality through what they wear, wouldn't it … Continue reading The case for uniforms

No chihuahuas in my purse

Big bags are a thing now.  Bags big enough for books and puppies and three spare changes of clothes and, if you're like me, a ledger's worth of receipts for everything from stamps to dinner to oil changes three months ago. Before my minimalist reboot, I was using a Timbuk2 messenger bag as a purse.  … Continue reading No chihuahuas in my purse