A Simple Approach to Living With Less

Do Minimalists Go Commando?

Socks and underwear are typically missing from those popular lists that include the 50 or 100 things that radical minimalists live with. Maybe they’ve decided they are unnecessary in life. I suppose going commando everyday could bring a certain sense of freedom. In reality, socks and underwear are simply an unglamorous necessity. We just like […]

Minimalist Mailbag: A Guide to a Small Home Office

I thought it’d be fun to start a new feature here of answering reader emails. I always love getting comments and questions from the reader’s here because it helps us all grow. If you’d like to send an email to the Minimalist Mailbag, just visit the contact page. Do you have anything about how to […]

Attack the Linen Closet

For nearly a week I have been looking at two giant boxes marked “Linen Closet” on them with no clue of where I was going to put all of their contents. Yesterday I decided enough was enough and I dove in. Linen closets crammed beyond capacity are so frustrating to deal with. How many towels […]

The Low Down on Laundry

I have decided that a major reason people join nudist colonies is to avoid doing laundry. I am convinced that in their brochures, the top three reasons for becoming a nudist are: 1) Become closer to nature 2) Release your inner inhibitions 3) No laundry day Seriously though, I have yet to find a fun […]

Minimalism, Menus, and Saving Money

One of the biggest challenges as a family of 10 is dealing with feeding everyone. For any family, keeping up with menu planning while keeping the money spent on food in check, this can be a big deal. Keeping within the minimalist mindset, we don’t want things to go to waste or spend unnecessarily.