All posts tagged: simple life

How we are doing…

The last few ย weeks were very busy here between travelling, conferences and voluntary work, I just could not find the time to blog.ย If you follow me on Instagram you could probably see our adventures. I have some good news. I am very honoured to be invited to West Cork to give two talks at the end of November. It is fantastic to know that people want to hear how we reduce waste and aspire to live sustainably. Come along if you can… We have seen further reduction in the volume and weight of our landfill waste which is great. Feels good. This is our landfill waste of September: Cute jar isn’t it? It contains less than 100g of waste. I was very happy to find out that a local organic farmer started to sell his veg boxes in our town too, so I had to sign up. There is no delivery, you have to pick it up, but I don’t mind that, I organise my day according to that and do the rest of the …

Wardrobe simplified

I have been meaning to write a post about my wardrobe, or the content of it, and how I’m consciously trying to reduce the number of clothing items I own. I have been reading blog posts and books about living with less and simplifying for the last while. I realized that I too experience what they call “decision fatigue”. I wanted to change this. We started decluttering our house approximately 2 years ago andย I have been through 3-4 bigger decluttering sessions, only in my wardrobe. It was crazy. And I don’t even consider having had a huge wardrobe. I know people who own a lot more clothes than I do. Now it is different. I think now I have enough pieces to wear an outfit on a normal day, and I have some occasion wear (very few). These are my hanging pieces. I still think this could be further reduced, but at the moment I am not going to. Almost half of these pieces are either maternity or a few sizes bigger than I am …