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October 5, 2008

becoming minimalist has moved.  please visit us at our new address: http://www.becomingminimalist.com/

also, don’t forget to update your bookmarks as all new posts will be entered on the new site.  we hope you’ll like the new look even more as we don’t change any of our content or stated goals.

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the tiddy bear

October 2, 2008

i suppose that when we decided to become minimalist, it meant that we’ll never own of these.

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minimalism and happy meal toys

September 16, 2008

lex luthor is to superman as happy meal toys are to minimalism.

we took our two kids to mcdonald’s for lunch today. we like it, they love it, it’s cheap…not a bad combo. and while i don’t mind eating there, i do mind bringing home the two happy meal toys every single time. it’s not because i don’t want my kids to have toys, it’s because i don’t want them to have these toys.

somewhere in the multi-billion dollar research and development department of mcdonald’s, they have been able to recreate a 25 cent toy that is played with once and never touched again. yet, as soon as they are thrown away by parents, the child immediately wants to play with it the next morning – regardless of how long has lapsed since the eating of the happy meal. i don’t know how they do it, but they’ve got my kids figured out.

next time you decide to minimalize your wife’s football shaped jello molds that she was planning to use for your son’s birthday party… don’t!

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cliff’s comment yesterday got me thinking, “what is a minimalist failure in my life that must be overcome?” counting salad dressings, we have 51 bottles of condiments in our fridge. does that count as a failure?

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antiquing (v): the act of shopping, identifying, negotiating, or bargaining for old things like dressers, canisters, postcards, or bird cages. items can be bought for personal use, gifts, or just to sit on your shelf for another 20 years. antiquing is performed at garage sales, estate sales, resort towns, antiques districts, collectives, international auction houses, and other places with nothing to do.

and because i have become minimalist, i never have to do it again. thank goodness.

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spaceship

July 22, 2008

does my decision to become minimalist mean that i can’t get one of these: spaceship for sale.

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