Posts tagged "minimalism"

A Resource List For Your Home Organization Resolution

So, you want to get your stuff organized in 2015 but you have no idea where to start? I feel you. I’m the kind of person who has a tendency to look at a mess, start panicking, and then ignore it so that I can just stop panicking. It takes every iota of strength I…

Rebecca Vipond Brink / December 30, 2014

Gift Guide: 10 Honest-To-Goodness Gifts For Minimalists

Minimalists try to live on as few items as possible, spend money only when necessary, and prioritize having good experiences over having things. It’s an anti-consumerist lifestyle, so what do you do for them during the most consumeristic season of the year? Click through for ideas!
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Rebecca Vipond Brink / December 8, 2014

Pomplamoose: A Band At The Unholy Crossroads Of Art And Capitalism [UPDATED]

Indie band Pomplamoose shared their recent tour’s financial information with their fans last week, and, um, it was … Not so good. They’d like everyone to believe that it was good, but it was not good.
The band took in $97,519 in ticket sales for a 28-day tour, which is insane. That is a…

Rebecca Vipond Brink / December 2, 2014

20 Pieces Of Statement Jewelry That Will Make Your Clothes Look Like Different Clothes

I am a big gigantic proponent of only owning a simple, minimalistic set of high-quality shirts, pants, and dresses. It saves money in the long run, it’s versatile, it’s good for the environment, and it takes a lot of the guesswork, time, and agony out of getting dressed in the morning. My day-to-day wardrobe consist…

Rebecca Vipond Brink / November 10, 2014

Must Haves: 10 Winter Essentials You Should Buy At An Army-Navy Surplus Store

One of the big things I do to keep my wardrobe minimal is to buy the hardiest, simplest possible clothes and gear I can find whenever I have the occasion to buy something. I’m already gearing up for winter because the upcoming winter in Chicago is supposed to be about as bad as the last

Rebecca Vipond Brink / October 13, 2014

10 Things You Should Always Buy In Bulk

I’ve been trying really hard to live a more minimalist lifestyle lately. I’m super choosy about the clothes I buy, have been cutting down on clutter like whoa, and am aiming to live in a super cozy storage container within the next 10 years. Now, that being said, no matter how much I trim dow…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger / June 17, 2014

Tying The Not: How To Use Minimalism To Assess Your Wedding Mindset

When I got married in 2011, we spent a cumulative $12,000 and called it a bargain. And it was a bargain — the average American wedding costs $25,200 these days. We cut corners, but we did the whole shebang: Big gown, big venue, big meal, big dessert table, photography, videography, DJ, centerpieces, customized everything, tuxes, event…

Rebecca Vipond Brink / June 11, 2014

Less Is More: How To Apply Minimalism To Your Wardrobe

The wildly popular website Zen Habits debuted in 2007. Miss Minimalist started blogging in 2009, and The Minimalists followed in 2010.  There’s a subreddit each for minimalism, anti-consumption, and decluttering. There’s also one for tiny houses, and if you happen to downsize to the point that you can fit in 160 square feet or less, you…

Rebecca Vipond Brink / May 8, 2014