Tag: #reduce

Overcoming Excessive Consumerism

Ryokan hotel, Beppu, Oita, Kyushu

“Wanting less is a better blessing than having more.” – Mary Ellen Edmunds The last time I tidied my apartment was one and half years ago. Unfortunately, I started to accumulate stuff again or did I? As I packed my stuff to be given away, I realised that I bought new stuff like shoes, clothing

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A World of Distractions

Singapore Changi Point Creek Walk

“Simplicity is ultimately a matter of focus.” — Ann Voskamp There are times when I picked up my phone to check my calendar, I got distracted when I saw an e-mail notification and started checking my e-mail. Then I went on checking my Facebook. I absolutely forgot about why I picked up my phone. Has

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What is Simplicity?

Lorong Halus Punggol Park

What does living a life of simplicity mean to you? Are you pursuing a life of simplicity? If you have read my blog page “About” would know that I am pursuing a life of simplicity. But what do I mean by that? Instead of just sharing my point of view, I searched the web to

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Tidying Up for the New Year

Simplicity Leonardo Da Vinci

Finding Bliss in Simplicity Ask anyone about the art of tidying, the odds are they will nearly all mention Marie Kondo and her book, The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up. After multiple rounds of decluttering exercise that do not seem to end, I decided to check out Marie Kondo’s book, her once-in-a-lifetime tidying marathon and every item that

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Less Stuff, More Happiness

I have moved to my new apartment for more than four months. During these four months, I did some major decluttering especially my wardrobe, shoes, bags and kitchenware. Besides giving away three big bags of clothes (Decluttering my Bedroom), I sold a number of stuff which add up to a decent cash back. This is a

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Reduce & Recycle Waste

Nespresso Citz

Last week, I had an interesting exchange with a reader from Australia who voiced her concern about me drinking Nespresso coffee because the used coffee pods are non-biodegradable and creating a landfill problem.  I thought I should write a post on  waste reduction and social responsibility. Reducing Waste Reducing waste requires extra effort and cost and

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Decluttering My “Storage Area”

Home

After organising my bedroom, wardrobe and bathroom,  the next area to tackle – my “storage area”. I may have moved to a bigger apartment but there is no storage room. As I prefer open concept, the wall that separated the kitchen and living area were knocked down and the door at the yard area for

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