Minimalism for Everyday People
Minimalism may conjure up ideas of living in a stark white room with a chair and no TV. But of course, that’s not the reality. Many of our parents and grandparents were minimalists, and had plenty of clutter! It’s about making do with less, mending things then they break, choosing chats with friends over the gate over gauping at celebrity programs and phoning in to vote on people you don’t know. It’s about making your own meals, not buying things just because the government or an ad tells you do, and generally making do with what you have.
In fact, far from being boring, minimalism is more fun. What would you prefer? A beach day out looking at nature, sitting in a deckchair eating a homemade sandwich with your grandchildren playing nearby? Or watching silly TV or listening to MPs argue, while you figure out how to not pay the high interest of all the hire-purchase items you’ve bought, because society said they would make you happy?
These books contain lifestyle tips. See foods to avoid near pets. If you live with animals, see toxic garden plants, mulch and hazards to avoid and toxic houseplants to avoid (including lilies, sago palm and cheese plants – don’t place plants near windows, as it can cause birds to fly into windows).
For beauty/cleaning recipes, avoid essential oils for pregnancy/nursing (avoid rosemary oil for high blood pressure) and avoid their use near pets or children (air rooms after use – also see candle safety tips).
Less Is More shows how to discover the art of having less for more: more time, calm, energy and you. Filled with practical tips and ideas, find tips to reduce clutter and stress, master your schedule and make time of what matters. Enrich your everyday, by putting quality before quantity. To return from the flurry of a busy life, all you need is focus, a slower power and the simple power of ‘less’.
All You Need is Less is packed with ideas to slow down and catch a breath, to live a simpler way of life. Learn how to stress less, reduce screen time, donate or recycle your clutter, shop more sustainably when you need or want something, and make the most of your time here on earth. Simple living is often the instant answer to feel healthier and happier.