Weekends for us now are crazy busy. On Saturday, I woke up to finish up the advertorial that’s been dragging for a couple of days, and then we decided to visit the new house to check on things and see what needed to be bought. We then headed over to the Expo, (thankfully we managed to get the car from my husband’s aunt otherwise it’d … Continue reading Two houses down, two to go
So I’ve listened to the Minimalists’ podcasts, I’ve read Goodbye, Things, A Year of No Clutter, and Spark Joy, but putting this into action is harder than I thought it would be. I’ve always thought I could let things go, and I’ve donated a ton of stuff, but somehow, I’m getting stuck. (Note: I’ve put the links to the books above, but I’m not getting … Continue reading Letting Go
I took out everything from the boxes I’d brought home yesterday and stacked them on the bed in piles. Let’s be honest. This is a mess. And I quickly got very overwhelmed, so I started by sorting out my jewellery and hair accessories: all the cheap earrings I’d bought over the years or those that were given to me but I never ever wore, those … Continue reading Decluttering: Day 1
This year has unexpectedly become the year of Moves and Weddings. There are three in my family this year, which is a rarity (usually there’s just one each year), and doesn’t include all the other weddings of friends etc that I will be going to. I just cleared out an entire room, which was the room I’ve lived in from late teens till I got … Continue reading I packed my room and it fills a car.
Okay, I didn’t make it out without buying anything, but most were replacements–not necessarily zero Waste either–for things I was running out of. Here’s what I bought and accompanying rationale: Pre-Trip Wet tissues. This was a disaster. I wanted to get them but my in laws beat me to it and I also bought so we now have at least six packets (three are nooTrees). … Continue reading Taipei trip: No shopping?
Here’s a list of things I want to try and achieve while I’m still jobless. Sell some of my things, i.e., luggages, extra bags, the second cushion compact, my winter jackets Learn to be proficient in SEO. Make this site more SEO friendly as a test. Get more freelance writing gigs. I have one sorta lined up. Learn how to make zero Waste body lotion … Continue reading While I’m unemployed…
[featured image from KeepCup’s website] So you’ve heard a lot about this newfangled thing called Zero Waste and you really want to start it, but you’re intimidated, and are worried about the lack of access to bulk food stores and whether making your own makeup really works for you. I’ll be the first to say I’m not fully Zero Waste yet, but here are some … Continue reading Ways you could be sustainable and not know it
So here are my new year’s resolutions since we have just a day or so to the next year. Cook more lunches. (at least every fortnight) Actually shop at proper thrift shops. Buy nothing new for yourself. Learn how to sew on a sewing machine. Make your own soap for showering and for washing your hair. Minimize the amount of stuff you’ll get for your … Continue reading My New Year’s Resolutions.
So I’ve been sick for the past month or so, first with acid reflux, which is mostly cured by now, with a mixture of diet, traditional Chinese medicine and Western medicine, and now with the flu… which mostly entails sniffling and coughing a lot. Three doctor visits later, I’ve accumulated a lot of waste from all the medicines etc. So here are a few ways … Continue reading Reducing Waste When Sick
A year and a half ago, my then-boyfriend proposed to me, and this sparked off a chain reaction of decluttering because our house was not yet ready and I’d be moving into my fiancé’s room after we got married. My idea was to shrink all the items I had to a manageable number and move into his room. It didn’t turn out quite this way, … Continue reading My Decluttering Journey