Just over three months ago I left my job. I had been unhappy for a while and some changes were coming up that I felt were going to make me unhappier still. Therefore when the opportunity came up to take a (teeny tiny!) redundancy and not fight my beloved colleagues for a job I didn’t […]Read more "Things I’ve Learned Since Leaving My Job"
Closely related to yesterday’s post, this mantra in my life has helped me get started on countless projects, saved me considerable time, money and clutter, and helped me feel more confident in myself and my home. Like most of us, I suffer with crippling self-doubt at times, and there’s no simple answer to banishing it […]Read more "It Doesn’t Have To Be Pretty"
I’ve been making lots of changes to my life over the last couple of years, and it’s easy when caught up in a new change you want to make to think that you need to buy “x” to be able to do it. When I started decluttering it was because I wanted my home to […]Read more "It Doesn’t Start With Spending Money"
As you my have noticed from my Fruggebeast definition, I am trying to feel like ‘less of a fraudulent failure of a grown up’. Please note that this does not state I am trying to BE less of a failure, just that I am trying to FEEL less like one. This is an important distinction […]Read more "On Not Being A Failure"
Hmmm, cleaning. What an exciting post, I hear you say! While it may seem incredibly dull, cleaning is one area in which my desire to reduce my stuff, reduce my impact on the planet and reduce my expenses all dovetail in perfect harmony. And so, while the topic may not sound exciting, once you rephrase […]Read more "Getting Green, Mean and Ready To Clean"
FACT: As of 5 minutes ago when I tried this, if you search the word ‘declutter’ on the amazon.co.uk book department you get almost 1500 results. Clearly you can write whole books on this subject – and people do! – so this single post is not going to be a definitive breakdown of how to […]Read more "How (well actually more why) I Decluttered"