Minimalism Journey: Decluttering

July was the month when I finally kick-started the “Minimalism Journey” I had been intending for months.  Over the past few months, I have started to accumulate a list of “Decluttering To-Do’s,” but as with most of my cleaning-based tasks, nothing really got done, and the mess just kept on expanding. Last month, I finally was able to tackle two of the bigger ones: Clothing and Living Room Closet.  Just today, […]

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1 Paycheck Challenge

For the month of August, I am going to try out the 1 Paycheck Challenge. Basically, it’s what it sounds like.  Since I get paid twice a month, I am going to attempt to pay all of my bills with just one of my paychecks, and save or invest the other paycheck. Give it a try, even if just for the sake of crunching some numbers.  You might be surprised […]

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1 Minute Rule

I’ve just implemented the “1 Minute Rule” in my life, inspired by Gretchen Rubin’s own “One Minute Rule.”  What exactly is the “1 Minute Rule“? What it calls for is very simple: If there’s anything you can do within one minute, just do it now. It’s quite phenomenal what “mundane small tasks” we manage to procrastinate on, many times for the fact that they are so mundane and small. But […]

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Living Small

Living in New York City makes one contemplate many things. The people, the consumerism, the money, the culture, the diversity. But closest to the self, it makes one contemplate SPACE and way of daily living. The space you are allowed to take up in this city is merely a fraction of that allowed elsewhere. While I have been blessed with a decently-sized apartment for the past half year, before I took the […]

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