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How do I become more of a minimalist?

After years of maximalism, I want to become more of a minimalist (not extreme living-in-the-woods-money-free, but significantly more minimal than I am now) in the areas of financial spending and personal possessions. I want to declutter my home, pay off my debts as quickly as possible, fatten my savings and be happy living a life with less. What are the best books or blogs on this topic? What are your personal strategies or tips? How do I do this without going crazy?
posted by nightrecordings on Sep 3, 2014 - 28 answers

Un-music music

I love the minimalism of Young Marble Giants and The xx - and in online reviews the term "negative space" describes just what I like about them. So, what else should I listen to?
posted by Paragon on Jul 24, 2014 - 31 answers

Chair: Comfortable, Under $100, Supports 260/330, and Can Be Put Away?

I'm looking for recommendations for a chair, but it needs to fufill four requirements. I need it to be very comfortable. I would like to be able to put it away out of sight easily, so bonus if it's foldable or compactable (but of the two, comfort is more important than put-away-ibility). I would like it to be under $100 if that's possible, but could go a bit above if needed. And finally, in a perfect world it could hold a 330-lb. man (me), but it at least needs to hold someone in their 260s. [more inside]
posted by WCityMike on May 26, 2014 - 12 answers

Home design/decorating blogs that AREN'T minimalist

My sweetie and I are doing some big redesign stuff in our house, and I am trying to find design/furniture/decorating inspiration. I am looking specifically for blog that go beyond the minimalist look. [more inside]
posted by Ideal Impulse on Apr 18, 2014 - 20 answers

Give me inner peace and outer simplicity.

I'm looking for recommendations for readings on minimalist lifestyles / simplifying that deal with the emotional angle as well as the logical one. Do you have any? [more inside]
posted by dame on Feb 3, 2014 - 17 answers

How can I make spices the most packable?

My brother is a vagabond ski-bum, who lives in a tree house in the summer, cooks on a camp stove, and lives off of oatmeal, rice and beans, ramen, cans of tuna, and PB+Js. He does not like "owning things." I'm going to civilize him a little bit by sending him a selection of spices for Christmas. BUT they need to be able to kept in a backpack or in a shoebox or something, take up very little space and weight. Any suggestions on A. How to package them? and B) Which herbs and spices you think I MUST INCLUDE? [more inside]
posted by Grandysaur on Dec 4, 2013 - 24 answers

Do I sell this coin collection?

My mom's uncle left me a "Heritage of America Coin Collection" when he died several years ago. I'm trying to decide if I should sell/get rid of it or not. [more inside]
posted by moonroof on Sep 29, 2013 - 9 answers

Books/Websites with Photos of Contemporary/Minimalist Interiors

I absolutely adore minimalist, bare-bones style, and I can't get enough of looking at big, spacious home interiors with almost no clutter. I'd like to find books or online resources like Taschen's 100 Contemporary Houses, just not $60. [more inside]
posted by Unangenehm on Jul 12, 2013 - 5 answers

All the shiny products, or just a simple bar of soap?

How do you deal with competing desires to track and have things, histories, libraries (bookmarks, favorites, notes, saved emails, filled-up calendars, etc) and yet also be unattached and minimalist (get rid of things, be unhindered, untraceable, simple and de-cluttered)? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 1, 2013 - 16 answers

Looking for an online guide to a minimalist house.

I would like to have bare minimum possessions in my house. Is there a good online guide anywhere for doing this? [more inside]
posted by hazyspring on Sep 24, 2012 - 6 answers

Simplify, simplify, simplify!

What are some items you purchased that have had the net effect of simplifying your life or reducing the clutter in your home? [more inside]
posted by 2bucksplus on May 16, 2012 - 36 answers

More minimal/postminimal composer suggestions

Looking for more composers to listen to, especially in the minimal/post-minimal vein. List of composers I like included in full text. [more inside]
posted by mermaidcafe on Aug 31, 2011 - 17 answers

What's the quote like 'the world is my storage facility'?

I read somewhere an interesting quote that was along the lines of 'the entire world is my self-storage space'. The thought went on to say something like 'Amazon.com and other retailers simply hold on to my possessions until I need them. Then I pull these items out of storage and pay a fee for the trouble of managing my inventory.' Those lines aren't verbatim, and I cannot find the quote in my browser history. Where is it from?
posted by Monochrome on Dec 14, 2010 - 5 answers

Minimal gongs - I need them

Minimal gong-filter: Help me find an elusive recording! [more inside]
posted by ryanshepard on Sep 1, 2010 - 3 answers

Yosigo's minimalist photos - how does he do it?

Really loving the super-wide angle, minimalist photo compositions of yosigo (Jose Javier) on Flickr. How does he do it? [more inside]
posted by junesix on Jan 22, 2008 - 14 answers

Please be a pawn in my music search!

It's a minimalist album, the title of which is a chess move...it exists, right? [more inside]
posted by thisjax on Jun 24, 2007 - 8 answers

Music like the Silversun Pickups' Lazy Eye

Need music suggestions for a specific style -- minimalist, guitar-heavy, dense, layered, trance-like. Recent example: Silversun Pickups' "Lazy Eye." [more inside]
posted by frogan on May 5, 2007 - 43 answers

Minimalist art and Homage to the Square: Glow

I first saw it on a postage stamp. Now I really (pathologically) like Josef Alber's Homage to the Square: Glow. Looking for suggestions work that expresses similar emotions (with caveats inside). Also, I would love to get a print of it and/or see it some time before I die. It doen't seem to have been exhibited for 14 years. I understand nothing about art museums or prints. Please help. [more inside]
posted by ontic on Sep 5, 2006 - 10 answers

Musician seeks 17 others for repetitive good times.

What other orchestral music should I try next? [more inside]
posted by Jon Mitchell on Apr 16, 2006 - 19 answers

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