Posts About Minimalism & Decluttering

Why You Need To Visualize Your Ideal Day

Most people stay trapped in the status quo because they don’t know how to live the life they want. Which is why you need to visualize your ideal day, in order to become who you want to be and know what you want your life to look like. Unfortunately the …

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The Difference Between Busy People and Productive People

Are you a productive, focused person? Or are you just ‘busy’?   When we describe ourselves as busy, it takes away the intention behind our priorities. Because the key to being less busy is to be more focused. We all have the resources and opportunities we need to succeed, but without …

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Remote Working Tips From Digital Nomads For Vanlife

The following articles provide Remote Working Tips From Digital Nomads For Vanlife to help you make the most of life on the road…. How these digital nomads are helping travelers embrace the van life movement SASHA BRADY Lonely Planet Writer 17 AUGUST 2020   Best friends Kristen Bor and Linda …

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Eight Etiquette Tips for Email Marketing

#1. Make Sign Up Valuable Most people want reassurance that if they sign up for a Newsletter, it will provide them with valuable information, not simply clutter their inbox with irrelevant content. Most are also wary of what information is delivered to their inboxes and fear being inundated with emails …

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Omnia Oven Review – Ideal for Campervans, Caravans and Motorhomes

The Omnia Oven is three components, it’s compact and light. If your van doesn’t have an oven, it’s the gadget you don’t hit the road without!  For just £46.00 for the basic device, you have a simple but ingenious oven alternative which can operate on a gas hob or any …

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10 Best Outdoor Games To Play On The Road

At the start of each year I try my best to relocate what’s not required to the local dump or better yet, a charity shop. This year hasn’t stopped me from consigning a pile of ‘stuff’ to the ‘out’ pile. If anything, I’ve done more decluttering. Of course in a …

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Digital WiFi projectors equal affordable quality entertainment

Digital WiFi projectors equal affordable quality entertainment. They’re compact and come with built-in speakers and Wi-Fi for anywhere viewing. ‘Have you seen…?’‘Ooh, not seen that yet. How many episodes?’‘Seven seasons, I think. 78.’’78!! Too many! I’ll just stick Line of Duty on again’ Does this sound familiar to you? Maybe …

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School Teaches Us How To Be Employees Not Entrepreneurs

In school we learn all about maths but nothing about money. We can read and write but we reach adulthood financially illiterate. How is that? Because our outdated school system teaches us how to be employees not entrepreneurs. Then we’re let loose to do whatever we like with our money …

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#Vanlife Has Redefined Nomadic Living: Meet The Modern Nomads

Maybe, when all around us feels so unsettled. When environmental issues, job insecurity and sky-rocketing rents are becoming more of a presence in our lives, the idea of staying in one place feels like something from a bygone era.  At Home On The Open Road: #Vanlife’s Modern Nomads and The New …

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Is this tiny home-inspired campervan the future of vanlife?

What vanlifer or tiny home owner doesn’t fantasise about their dream abode? Here’s a bit of van porn for you to feast your eyes on. And why we rate this tiny home-inspired campervan the future of vanlife… Is this tiny home-inspired camper the future of van life? There’s a common …

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How To Be A Digital Nomad Making Money On The Road

Digital nomads are location and financially independent travellers who leverage technology to earn an income. And, given the ever-growing popularity of vanlife and the digital lifestyle in the wake of the global pandemic and recessions, we couldn’t not write a post about how to be a digital nomad making money …

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5 Hacks For Finding Purpose And Fulfillment In Your Life

In the grand scheme of things, we only have a microcosm of time on the planet. So why wouldn’t we live the life we choose and make as much of that time count as possible? To figure out our purpose in life to give our existence some meaning. Here are 5 …

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Tesla Custom RVs The Tiny Home Of Our Dreams

What vanlifer or tiny home owner doesn’t fantasise about their dream abode? Here’s a bit of van porn for you to feast your eyes on. Check out the Tesla Custom RVs The Tiny Home Of Our Dreams… An electric motorhome based on the Tesla semi with 500 miles of range …

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Live The Vanlife Without Being An Instagram Influencer

You Don’t Have To Freelance To Live The Vanlife. Freelancing is old hat for online business because it involves trading your time for money, which is the antithesis of digital marketing. Why? Because digital business models such as affiliate marketing leverage technology to create automated systems so that the internet …

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How Amazon Could Transform the Tiny Home Movement

Amazon has been selling tiny homes for several years. But as you can buy pretty much anything you want on Amazon, why am I even surprised? You could even buy a tiny home during November’s Black Friday. And they proven so popular that some tiny homes are now out of …

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Confused About Campervan Insurance? Here Are The Need To Knows

But when things do go wrong, you want to make sure you are completely covered, so let’s talk about insurance, because it’s a bit of a minefield. If this is your first foray into insuring your van, even though it’s still four months till spring, it might just take that …

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Anker SoundCore 24-Hour Playtime Bluetooth Speaker: A Review

Credit: Amazon Anker Your Sound System With A Great Bluetooth Speaker I just feel compelled to share our experience of the Anker SoundCore 24-Hour Playtime Bluetooth Speaker with you lovely people. It boasts 10w limited output, stereo sound, a rich bass, a 20 metre Bluetooth range and a built-in microphone. …

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Essential Gadgets And Tools For Digital Nomads

For me, the term Digital Nomad always used to conjure up images of a Pina Colada, a deck chair and a laptop propped up on shimmering golden sands.  Of course, nobody wants sand in their laptop, or worse their gold lamé hot pants – I know it’s a constant worry …

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Would you like an IKEA tiny home with your Swedish meatballs?

There are many reasons that we’re tiny home owners, not least of all environmental concerns. Not just in terms of living in a smaller space. But also the minimalist approaches I already followed that it necessitates. Whether you’re living in a tiny container home, small house or prefab kit home. Would …

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Millennials Rejecting Rent In Favour Of #Vanlife And Minimalism

Van life (or #vanlife, as the kids on social media say) is attracting a type of workforce known as digital nomads. Millennials and Gen Xers able to work from anywhere and seemingly unattached to the idea of homeownership. The following articles feature some of the Millennials Rejecting Rent In Favour …

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Best Handheld Vacuum Cleaners For Campervan Motorhome RV

‘Never work with animals or children’ Or if you do – have a good vacuum cleaner handy! I think we can all say with some degree of certainty, whether we are either:  A tidy, ordered, meticulously well planned and presentable person who takes pride in their appearance and their home. …

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How #VanLife Has Changed Nomadic Living In The Last Decade

The 2010s were uniquely positioned to help vanlife go from subculture to mainstream movement. Instagram launched in October of that year. And more and more people began to question what creating a home really meant. Since 2011, the #vanlife hashtag has inspired over 6 million Instagram posts. The following articles …

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More Millennials Living Mortgage-Free In A Tiny Home

The affordable housing crisis seems to be a similar story for millennials the world over. Many millennials are looking for a place they can call home without a six-figure millstone around their necks. In an increasingly uncertain post-pandemic world, this is helping to fuel the number of millennials living mortgage-free …

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Design Your Lifestyle With A Tiny Home

We wanted to build a home around our lifestyle and which allows us to live more of the lifestyle we’re designing. For us, building a tiny home was all about financial freedom, flexibility of time, and less stress. However, like any project, the process of building a tiny home does …

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Why A Lifestyle Business Is Ideal For Van Lifers, Tiny Homers, Digital Nomads & Other Free Spirits!

In the digital age, bricks and mortar businesses are declining in popularity. The cost for upstart and maintenance are just loans that young entrepreneurs cannot swing without willing co-signers. When a business is supposed to be your source of independence, the last thing you want to do is ask mom …

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Change The Scenery To Change Your Mindset

How’s everyone feeling?  This is the time of year I normally really start to struggle, when hours of daylight seem to disappear faster than the first mince pies of the season. But I’m on a really productive charge at the moment, so long may it continue! I definitely feel buoyed …

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Why We Didn’t Buy A Mercedes Sprinter Campervan

In August of this year, we became proud owners of a Fiat Ducato. Owning a campervan has been on the bucket list for a decade. In more recent years the plan was always to convert a Mercedes Sprinter campervan. We even hired a Sprinter in the summer of 2019 as …

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Embracing Digital Minimalism: My Social Media Purge

Digital Minimalism has been an integral part of my quest to rediscover my authentic self. I’m not a prolific poster, but an extensive social media purge is crucial to digital minimalism. That isn’t to say it’s been a breeze. It has really been a gradual process which when I think back had …

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A Guide To The Electric Hook Up Cable

In this post we talk about one of the most essential bits of vanlife kit we’ve ever bought – the electric hook up cable. Speak to any seasoned vanlifer and they’ll be able to regale you for hours on the subject of a good quality electric hook-up cable, why it’s …

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Turn A Crisis Into An Opportunity – Learn How To Make Your First 10k Online With This Free Training Webinar

We’re living at an incredible time in our history – it’s the beginning of the digital revolution in the midst of a global pandemic. But every crisis is an opportunity to be transformed into something positive. Turn a crisis into an opportunity – learn how to make your first 10K …

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Clutter – Out With The Old And In With The New

Use it or lose it. The one-year rule. One in, one out. These are probably the three most classic pearls of decluttering wisdom, but I don’t think they go far enough. I want to talk to you about how to declutter your vanlife and acquire the invaluable tools which will …

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Living Big In A Tiny Home: 12 Months On

Today is a year to the day that we moved into our new abode. But I have to go back in time a bit to tell the story of how we came to be living big in a tiny home. In August 2016 after six years of renting we’d bought …

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The Best Investment You’ll Ever Make Is In Yourself

Did you know that the average person spends two hours and 24 minutes per day on social media (an increase of 62.5% since 2012)? Yet most of us wouldn’t dream of spending that time on developing or caring for ourselves. Our physical evolution is way ahead of our spiritual evolution …

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How We Succeeded With Our Campervan’s First Makeover

I’m aware these are going to sound like first world problems. But if this campervan is going to be our second home and then our actual home at some point, the space has to work for us and have our stamp on it. And there’s a lot we will change. …

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Change Is Less Painful Than Settling For Less

My memories of the holiday we’ve just returned from are dominated by the stress my husband was put under. By one of the companies he contracts for (who I will refer to as Company A for the purposes of this post). Throughout our ‘holiday’ Dave was bombarded with phone calls …

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Job For Life, Settle Down, Save For Retirement? The Job Security Myth

Gone are the days of the guaranteed final salary pension For my generation (I’m in my mid-forties), the common message growing up seems to have been to get an education, get a secure job, buy a house and pay the mortgage (hopefully before) retirement. That may have worked for my …

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Declutter Your Digital Footprint

Whilst recently performing a technology lobotomy, I took pleasure in unearthing old devices, their cables, and other paraphernalia. Declutter Your Digital Footprint and upgrade technology, especially if it’s pretty old and no longer serves your needs.  I would much rather see our old tech reused than relegated to the household …

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Declutter Your Clothes: Embracing The Capsule Wardrobe

Don’t Look A Clotheshorse In The Mouth Gone also is the constant reminder of past lapses of discipline and money squandered on clothes I have barely or never worn. Scarves, socks, jeans, trousers, camisole tops, t-shirts, jumpers, coats, hoodies, shoes, sandals, dresses, cardigans. You name it, they’ve all gone the way …

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The More I Get Rid Of, The Less I Want To Keep

I’ve said it many times in this blog, but we still have a way to go. I’ve also said that it’s an ongoing process, however as more time passes it’s getting easier and easier – the thicker my skin becomes the more ruthless I am. Why keep something that somebody …

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Donating Your Unwanted Clothes: Why Charity Shops Aren’t The Solution

Regularly donating stuff to the charity shop is not a sustainable solution for ridding your home of clutter. It may not have escaped your attention that most charity shops are now inundated with stuff, fast fashion in particular. These days, I always ask if they are accepting donations before I …

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It Took 20 Years To Be Ready For The Physical And Mental Impact Of Decluttering

I ignored my inner voice and held onto possessions which caused me to feel guilt and shame – possessions whose negative energy was detrimental to my mental health. You may say that it’s only stuff and how can inanimate objects affect you in that way, but me and those I …

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So You Don’t Need To Declutter?

So you don’t need to declutter? You’ll never get back the money you spent so what’s the point in getting rid of stuff, right? But you’re here. Reading this blog post. Something inside of you overruled the unhelpful thoughts, the voice inside your head that doesn’t like change and is particularly …

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Case Study Of A Reluctant Declutterer

Meet Sarah Williams, the self-titled ‘Reluctant Declutterer’. Sarah approached me at a local networking event and I gave her the link to my Facebook page. She then got in touch with some questions about the decluttering program. Sarah was interested in learning more but had reservations about how much time she’d have …

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Top Tips for Spending Less Money

Here I share our top tips for spending less money. Whilst my own debt declutter is now a decade old, mental and physical decluttering has really only started in 2018. I’ve had to learn a whole new set of skills/coping mechanisms for dealing with life’s challenges which don’t involve spending …

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Shelving My Books

On shelving my books and carrying out the biggest decluttering exercise of my LIFE, I discovered that there is in fact a Japanese word for this which even has an entry in the Collins English Dictionary.

Storage is Stealth Clutter: Is It Time To Declutter Your Life?

I used to think that once I owned a house it would be okay to have clutter because my stuff wouldn’t be going anywhere (not I thought of it as clutter at the time). Although the reality was that storage is stealth clutter. Is it time to declutter your life? …

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Spring Clean for Lent: 40 days, 40 nights, 40 items

Spring is one of my favorite seasons. Everything starts to wake up and it always feels like a great opportunity to make a fresh start and wipe the slate clean. THE best time to Spring Clean for Lent. This year, I’d gotten wind of the forty things giveaway for Lent …

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Favourite Quotations About Frugality And Minimalism

Here is a (small) selection of quotations about frugality, thrift and minimalism.

What quotations have you read which resonate with you or seem to be speaking directly about your life?

One Couple’s Quest To Discover The Beauty in Living With Less

Well-Lived Life: One Couple’s Quest To Discover The Beauty in Living With Less Available to buy on Amazon: Learn to avoid the untold negative costs of too much stuff, more stress, expectation and obligation. Experience a well-lived life with less… We thought we wanted a good-sized house in suburbia. Instead, …

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Frugal Fortnight (February 2018)

Fairtrade Fortnight has inspired me to write the first in a series of frugality feats  – our very own Frugal Fortnight. I am very proud to feature what I have managed following years of feeling encumbered by clutter. 1.  Weekly Housekeeping Cash Budget: Frugal Fortnight I’m enjoying adhering to Frugal …

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