A Guide to Decluttering Your Home

coffee tableGetting rid of the clutter in your home has a few practical benefits. For example, a house with less clutter is easier to clean. Some people also find that clear spaces can be quite calming. Moreover, by actually enjoying the clean and organized spaces you’ve created for yourself, you won’t feel the need to buy more unnecessary things to put in your home anymore, which means more money in your pocket at the end of the day.

Decluttering can also improve your home aesthetically. Open spaces, clean lines and simple … [Read More]

Keeping a Clear Study Space

pile of booksThis past Sunday, I was studying for my last final exam of the semester. Exam period always gets a little hectic and my study area can sometimes get a little messy during those two weeks. I try not to let it get too bad, but you still might find a few papers lying around.

Just like the time I discovered minimalism while getting distracted from my studies a couple of years ago, I was also having a hard time focusing on my notes that particular morning.

At one point, I … [Read More]

Getting Rid of My Useless, yet Useful Collection of The Chronicles of Narnia

piles of booksI don’t own many things, but I do have a few books on my bookshelf. The books I own serve a purpose; by that I mean that I have either already read them and intend to read them again or have never read the books and intend to read them soon. I know that there are some people who don’t own any physical books and just read off e-readers or tablets, but I prefer books. Call me old-fashioned, but I just enjoy having a real book in my hand and … [Read More]

I’ll Be Teaching a Class on Minimalism

Wesboro BraineryOn Monday, October 5th, I will be teaching a class about minimalism here in Ottawa. It will be hosted by the Westboro Brainery, a community based organization that offers a variety of short classes on a wide range of topics.

In my class, I will start by giving you a brief history of minimalism. You’ll learn that minimalism is actually quite an old idea. I will then explain the concept of minimalism and elaborate on some of its principles. In the last portion of the class, you’ll receive some … [Read More]

The Importance of Writing Things Down

notebookYou might already have gotten into the habit of writing things down and have discovered how helpful it can be. I actually have just started writing things down a few months ago.

Before I found out how useful jotting things down was, I used to think that scribbling reminders in a notebook or agenda was best suited for older adults or my overly organized fellow classmates.

“Why should I take the effort to write this down if I can just remember it?” I would think to myself. I thought my … [Read More]