Wednesday, September 21, 2011

When One is Enough: Umbrella

I can't think of too many people who would own more than one umbrella...but my point is, I like to buy ONCE. Buy GOOD and ONCE.

Unfortunately, where I live, it's more like we USE once and buy many times over.

Sigh. What Waste!

I found this umbrella online. Here at the MoMA Store. It is a little bit on the expensive side for an umbrella. But I absolutely love using it, and every time it rains, it makes me a tiny bit happier (and less grumpy trying to do the school run in the rain).

I'm hoping it will be my ONE umbrella for many more years to come.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Holding onto things "Just In Case"

There are so many things we hold onto for the "just in case" scenario.

Just in case I lose weight, just in case I gain weight...

Spare something:
Spare lightbulbs, batteries, toothpastes, toilet paper...
Some are necessary. Some are excessive!

Right now, I have 9 tubes of toothpaste and 75 rolls of toilet paper. Yes I counted. That's how fun-filled my life is right now! ;)

I think that's a little bit excessive...for a so-called minimalist, don't you think?

This is my greatest weakness. I feed 8 people everyday, and shopping regularly is hard for me with a toddler in tow. So when I have the opportunity, I stock up, e.g I would buy 12 jams, 8 boxes of cereal and 6 tubs of butter.

So my pantry is an absolutely mess. And massive. And nothing minimalist about it. And nothing like the picture above.

I might read it again, someone might want to borrow it...or I just want to look smart and show-off to people that I've read it (!)

Kids' toys:
I'm still holding onto baby toys as I'm having a third. So can't quite go nuts and donate the lot unfortunately.

Kids' clothes:
Ditto. Baby stuff still in storage.

I need to let go of these things, and let go of the "just in case" scenario. I don't need to be prepared for every situation.

Live life on the edge!!

No tomate sauce? Learn to cope! Or at least learn to like BBQ sauce. Well, it's not so easy for my 5 year old son...but he'll be ok.