activism · decluttering · minimalism

The Story of Stuff – you will never look at your purchases the same again

Even before I started PathToLess, I knew that everything we produced and consumed had an impact on the environment, but it was more of a vague awareness that didn’t translate into any specific numbers or actions for me. After I became more self-conscious about the environmental impact we have on the planet and the consequences… Continue reading The Story of Stuff – you will never look at your purchases the same again

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Challenges to make staying home more interesting

When you’re staying at home during the pandemic, only leaving once maybe twice a week to run to the store to get groceries, keeping your sanity can prove challenging. First, let’s acknowledge our privilege where we can stay at home, and maybe even work from home (as I’m doing). Let’s acknowledge how lucky those of… Continue reading Challenges to make staying home more interesting

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The phrase I learned to hate: We might need it for something

Spending a lot of time at home means I keep thinking about getting back to decluttering my belongings. But because I don’t leave on my own, every time I want to throw out or donate an item that isn’t my own, I have to ask my mom if it’s okay to get rid of it.… Continue reading The phrase I learned to hate: We might need it for something

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The challenges of decluttering books

Decluttering is hard, yo! I knew that going in. You spend years and years of accumulating stuff, assigning them a specific, sometimes purely sentimental value. Of course, it’s going to be hard to get rid of them in a weekend! I was realistic about what decluttering would mean and how it could impact me. But… Continue reading The challenges of decluttering books

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Decluttering is the point, not making money

My decluttering journey is a long one. It takes a long time to sort through things and as a rule, I don’t move on to the next stage of decluttering until I have dealt with everything from the previous category. This meant I haven’t touched books until I donated the last of clothes I chose… Continue reading Decluttering is the point, not making money

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The YoYo effect and my minimalist journey

I’ll be honest here (being honest on the Internet… what could possibly go wrong?): I’m overweight. I’ve been overweight for over a decade and every once in a while when I’m getting frustrated and decide to go on a diet to lose some of it. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn’t. It really depends on… Continue reading The YoYo effect and my minimalist journey

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Decluttering: what to do with the things you discard

Decluttering your belongings, no matter what method you use can be incredibly powerful. It can also be satisfying. Hell, even watching the Marie Kondo’s show on Netflix, when they get to the part of all the discarded things, packed neatly in plastic bags… Every time, I’m thinking “niiiice!” Then I decluttered my clothes, going from… Continue reading Decluttering: what to do with the things you discard

beginning · decluttering · zero waste

The Allure of Starting Fresh vs starting in the middle

I have a confession to make. Even though I’ve had an incredible corporate job for the past two years, I’ve been looking for a change. I’m mostly looking for internal mobility offers within the company I work at, because I already have a very good reputation there and I’m super familiar with the processes. So… Continue reading The Allure of Starting Fresh vs starting in the middle

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What the #KonMari book taught me about decluttering

I don’t know what I was expecting when I first bought the Marie Kondo book “The Life Changing Magic of Tidying:  A simple, effective way to banish clutter forever”. I was fresh off binge-watching her Netflix show and was super stoked about getting my possessions under control. I was excited to declutter and I was… Continue reading What the #KonMari book taught me about decluttering

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Decluttering should probably be the first step

Every time I start getting passionate about something, I usually want to go all in, immediately. I want to do ALL THE THINGS, RIGHT NOW, and then when, inevitably, the results are not as good as I want, I get discouraged and my passion somewhat… disappears. And so, over the years, I’ve learnt that slow… Continue reading Decluttering should probably be the first step