Be Inspired Monday

Ryokan hotel, Beppu, Oita, Kyushu

Overcoming Excessive Consumerism

"Wanting less is a better blessing than having more." - Mary Ellen Edmunds The last time I tidied my apartment was one and half years ago. Unfortunately, I started to accumulate stuff again or did I? As I packed my stuff to be given away, I realised that I bought new stuff like shoes, clothing … Continue reading Overcoming Excessive Consumerism

Simplicity Leonardo Da Vinci

Tidying Up for the New Year

Finding Bliss in Simplicity Ask anyone about the art of tidying, the odds are they will nearly all mention Marie Kondo and her book, The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up. After multiple rounds of decluttering exercise that do not seem to end, I decided to check out Marie Kondo's book, her once-in-a-lifetime tidying marathon and every item that … Continue reading Tidying Up for the New Year

Less Stuff, More Happiness

I have moved to my new apartment for more than four months. During these four months, I did some major decluttering especially my wardrobe, shoes, bags and kitchenware. Besides giving away three big bags of clothes (Decluttering my Bedroom), I sold a number of stuff which add up to a decent cash back. This is a … Continue reading Less Stuff, More Happiness

Nespresso Citz

Reduce & Recycle Waste

Last week, I had an interesting exchange with a reader from Australia who voiced her concern about me drinking Nespresso coffee because the used coffee pods are non-biodegradable and creating a landfill problem.  I thought I should write a post on  waste reduction and social responsibility. Reducing Waste Reducing waste requires extra effort and cost and … Continue reading Reduce & Recycle Waste

Decluttering My Finances

As I declutter my possessions, I also started decluttering my finances by listing down and reviewing my expenses and investments.  This helps me to understand my spending pattern and how best to manage my finance and to build up passive income. Monthly Expenses Income tax, property tax, home mortgage, insurance, utilities, internet and mobile phone … Continue reading Decluttering My Finances

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Decluttering My “Storage Area”

After organising my bedroom, wardrobe and bathroom,  the next area to tackle - my "storage area". I may have moved to a bigger apartment but there is no storage room. As I prefer open concept, the wall that separated the kitchen and living area were knocked down and the door at the yard area for … Continue reading Decluttering My “Storage Area”

Recycle Bin

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

I spent my last weekend, decluttering my living area and have emptied two shelves.  Feel so good about it to see more empty space.  Have packed three bags of items to be given to Salvation Army and a bag to go into the recycle bin. As we declutter, reduce our possessions and keeping the essentials, … Continue reading Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

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Decluttering my Bedroom

I have lived in an apartment of > 1200 square feet and in small apartment of < 550 square feet and recently moved into an apartment of > 850 square feet, the idea size for me . To make the space feels bigger, I knocked down the kitchen wall.  With the day light flowing in … Continue reading Decluttering my Bedroom