Rethinking necessities

Photo courtesy of brtsergio. By Leo One of the basics of minimalism is that you eliminate as many non-necessities as you can, to make room for what’s important. If you don’t need a ton of clothing, you get rid of much of it. If you don’t need that new gadget, you don’t buy it. Within reason,…

What is truly necessary? A guide to living frugal

Photo courtesy of the wonderful Ali Edwards. Post written by Leo Babauta. Follow me on Twitter. An ongoing quest for me, and one that I am renewing this year, is to eliminate all that is unnecessary from my life. Now, you might read this and think that I am cutting everything fun from my life,…

you need less than you think

It’s amazing what our culture has done to us: we have been conditioned to believe that luxuries are a necessity, that we need things that most of the world doesn’t even dream of having. Look around your home right now (or when you get home). What do you see that’s really a necessity? What could…

the only thing you can change

You can’t change your entire life. You can only change your next action. — You can’t change a relationship with a loved one. You can only change your next interaction. — You can’t change your entire job. You can only change your next task. — You can’t change your body composition. You can only change…

Frugality: The Opposite of Being Cheap

This following guest article was written by Richard Hemby who regularly writes about accredited online degrees and college related topics for Online College Guru, an online college degree guide. Those who practice a frugal lifestyle are occasionally accused of being “cheap” or miserly. Nothing could be farther from the truth, however; frugality is a philosophy…

Why Simple Frugality is for me

  Image by Freekz0r Simple frugality appeals to me because it deals with many of the issues we deal with in our daily life. You should only acquire and own what you need and love. Simple frugality is the enemy of clutter A couple of year ago I began my quest to own less stuff….