Category: Minimalism

From Shoe Box to Bookshelf

From Shoe Box to Bookshelf

““I’m very glad,” said Pooh happily, “that I thought of giving you a Useful Pot to put things in.”   “I’m very glad,” said Piglet happily, “that I thought of giving you something to put in a Useful Pot.”   But Eeyore wasn’t listening. He was taking the balloon out, and putting it back again,…

By practicalperfection February 10, 2018 Off

Is Your Stuff Serving You?

Is Your Stuff Serving You?

“Human felicity is produced not so much by great pieces of good fortune that seldom happen, as by little advantages that occur every day.” The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin   When you have a second to spare, sit down on your couch and ask yourself some questions. How does your house make you feel? Rested?…

By practicalperfection January 13, 2018 Off

Money is Time

Money is Time

“Someone once asked Dad: “But what do you want to save time for? What are you going to do with it?” “For work, if you love that best,” said Dad. “For education, for beauty, for art, for pleasure.” He looked over the top of his pince-nez. “For mumblety-peg, if that’s where your heart lies.”” (Cheaper…

By practicalperfection December 16, 2017 Off

Why Minimalism?

Why Minimalism?

“I should not talk so much about myself if there were anybody else whom I knew as well.”                                                 Henry David Thoreau (Walden)    As a child, I was a packrat. I distinctly remember trying to plaster the sides of my oak bookshelf with things that struck my fancy, mostly illustrations from Alice in Wonderland.…

By practicalperfection December 16, 2017 Off