Zero inbox

Zero inbox is a mentality that I’ve picked up in the last year and have applied with great success. For every email you open you have three choices. You can either delete, wait, or archive. Let’s look at each of these closely. Delete Try to find a reason to delete each email that comes through. […]

Minimal email

We’re surrounded by email. We use it every day and it’s become an integral part of our lives. Here are five ways to keep your emails to the minimum. Keep it short We don’t want to live in our inboxes and no one likes long emails. Do others the courtesy of keeping your emails short […]

Minimalist packing

I pack light while traveling. It’s a challenge to see how little I can bring with me. Experience has taught me what is absolutely necessary and what is dead weight. For short trips, whether by plane or car, I bring my laptop bag and one carry on sized bag. I was even able to do […]

My smartphone debate

This is a hard one for me. I’ve admired the iPhone for years and considered getting one. But I’ve held off. Then there are the Android phones which get better every year, not to mention the new iPhones. A smartphone promises instant and constant connectivity, access to unlimited information at the swipe of a finger. […]

The stuff we keep

Stuff complicates our lives. It can become a plague, increasing and demanding space, creeping into our closets, drawers, garages, basements and attics. The longer it’s there the harder it becomes to part with. As a result we buy larger houses or rent storage units. Moving becomes a nightmare. Take action today. Start small. Pick an […]

Setting priorities straight

Our society is distracted. Information comes at us from all directions vying for our attention. We are connected to streams of communication and constant activity. A wealth of knowledge is at our fingertips with answers for any conceivable question. We are more connected and social than ever before. The question is, at what price? Has […]

Television is a waste of time

Imagine taking the time spent watching television and devoting that to something worthwhile. Suddenly you have free time available to spend with loved ones or on developing new skills. No cable or dish means having one less bill to pay each month. If you want to watch a movie visit your local Redbox or video […]

How many keys?

Look at your keys. Are you carrying a five pound ball of metal, rubber and plastic? I have found that I only need a single keyring with keys for my car, apartment, and office. For rewards cards I tell the store clerk my phone number and they’ll honor my rewards points. Losing my keyring is […]

Water is the perfect drink

Our bodies contain a lot of water. In order for our organs to run smoothly we must stay hydrated. Try to drink eight glasses of water daily, if active drink more. Other drinks are best reserved for special occasions. Water is the perfect minimalist drink as it doesn’t contain sugar, preservatives, caffeine, chemicals, dyes or […]