Cut Expenses by $8,000 + Per Year – Share Economies

Cut Expenses by $8,000 + Per Year – Share Economies

It’s been 2 full years since we sold our car. Last year, I shared our experience of how got rid of our car and cut our expenses. In this article, I’d like to share some actual dollar amounts over these past 2 years without a car. First, I must say, we LOVE...
Sharing Economy | Car Free and Care Free

Sharing Economy | Car Free and Care Free

After 5 years of dreaming about about not owning car, we finally sold our car. It was exciting and slightly unnerving as we had been car owners since age 16. The timing felt right to sell our car. The sharing economy became a proven business model giving us ride...
One Year of Minimalism

One Year of Minimalism

One year ago, I lost it. I was a stay-at-home, homeschooling, mom of two driven kids, managing properties and a business and my own health and I was finding it difficult being fully available for my kids. I felt stressed playing a 20 minute game with when the kids...
Gift giving as Minimalists / Gift Giving to Minimalists

Gift giving as Minimalists / Gift Giving to Minimalists

So you want to buy your Minimalist friend a gift. What do you do? What would they want or not want? We live pretty small as a family of four in our roomy 1,000 sq ft of space. We have about 12-20 things in our house that do literally nothing and they are all art...
A 50% Reduction in Stuff

A 50% Reduction in Stuff

By October 2013, we realized, one way or another, we would be moving to San Francisco. We lived in a 2,400 sft house in Seattle and had spent the last 2 months aggressively downsizing – selling and gifting close to 40% of our belongings. We were aware of the...