My frugal self versus my minimalist self

I know I have brought too many things with me. I realized this when I went through all of my belongings before I moved. Now what? Throw away perfectly good clothes just to travel more lightly? Send the items home for a lot of money? Just keep dragging all of my stuff with me?

What should I do? Continue reading “My frugal self versus my minimalist self”

My frugal self versus my minimalist self

How to survive on a budget in the world’s most expensive city

After half a year in Japan, I thought nothing could shock me anymore. I was wrong. Living in the most expensive city in the world now, I was shocked about the sum that was presented to me at the register when I went shopping today. Nothing special, just a few groceries: 2 carrots, green peppers, radish, milk etc. for about 3000 Yen total. Continue reading “How to survive on a budget in the world’s most expensive city”

How to survive on a budget in the world’s most expensive city

How to deal with beauty products in a minimalist way?

Yesterday I went shopping for beauty-products, which hasn’t happen for a really long time.

Usually I would go to a drugstore once a week to get something nice for myself, usually just spending a tiny amount of money here, a tiny amount there, but at the end of the month counting it all together… well… you might picture the effect it has on my finances. Not to mention on my bathroom. It was full of stuff I only used once (and then didn’t like) or didn’t use at all. Continue reading “How to deal with beauty products in a minimalist way?”

How to deal with beauty products in a minimalist way?

Cosmetics – how to get rid of them with style

Today, I decluttered some of my cosmetics. As I might have mentioned before, I am a little *cough* bit addicted to all things cosmetic. Skin care products, shampoo, conditioner, eyeshadow, lipsticks, nail polish, you name it – I got it. So how does this work with the minimalist lifestyle I am aspiring? Yep, it doesn’t. Continue reading “Cosmetics – how to get rid of them with style”

Cosmetics – how to get rid of them with style