Welcome to the Frugal Minimalism Lifestyle!
Frugality and minimalism go hand in hand. Frugality allows you to save money by spending on what’s important. Minimalism is here to simplify your life by having less clutter – mentally and physically.
While you can practice one without the other, we’ve built our lives around this frugal minimalist lifestyle. And it totally rocks!
We save money, spend intentionally, keep clutter from ever coming the door, simplify our routines, spend time and effort doing things we love, and enjoy living the moment.
If that sounds good to you, I encourage you to spend some time here on the blog! I have loads of post about frugality, saving money, minimalism, decluttering, and more. Here are some of my favorite posts to get you started.
Top Posts & Pages
- Quiet the Voice of Wanting New Things
- How to Spend Less Than $50 on Groceries a Month
- Things We Quit Buying to Save Money
- 21 Things We Won't Buy in 2021 - More Minimalist Living
- How to Meal Prep for Camping Trips - Vegan Edition
- 18 Things We Won't Buy in 2019
- How I Eliminated Over HALF of my Wardrobe
- A Simple Guide on how to Purge Your Whole House
- Hi, I'm Amanda and I'm Addicted to Stuff - the Struggles of a Frugal Minimalist
- 10 Items for 30 Days Capsule Wardrobe Challenge
Recent Posts: Hello Brownlow
Buying new clothes is just part of life. Our clothes wear out, they don’t fit any more, or we just tire of them. Whatever the case may be, there is a better way to shop than running out to buy the first thing you find!
These helpful tips of what to look for when buying new clothing distinguish the quality markers in clothing. Not all shirts are created equal. And not all quality clothing is sustainably made. That’s okay… because if you find a piece you love and will wear for years to come (no matter where it’s from) that’s so much better than buying 10 pieces you throw away in a few months.
In January of this year, I embarked on a 100 day challenge of wearing the same dress every single day. It was a decision I made because I craved more simplicity in my wardrobe and less wondering if things still fit or looked good. This dress made me realize that my happiness with a smaller, more basic wardrobe is greater than when I owned hundreds of clothing items. And because I’m wearing the same dress everyday, a light gray dress even, I’ve learned how to take better care of my garments. Today I’m sharing how to make clothing last longer!
When we make our clothing last longer, we not only want fewer things in our wardrobe, we also have less need to replace items that wear out quickly (I see you there fast fashion). Taking good care of clothing in my capsule wardrobe has made me value quality materials over cheap “disposable” clothing.
There are loads of ways to take of your clothes, so these are just a few of the things that we do to make sure our clothing lasts longer before replacing it or buying anything new.
I am not a minimalist by nature. But, I’ve transformed my life and the life of my family over the past four years by maintaining essential minimalist habits. We’re not perfect minimalists – minimalism is a personal journey and everyone’s will look different. So I call our lifestyle minimal-ish: Mostly minimal, a little frugal, and pretty simple. We’ve found what really matters the most to us through these habits and they can do the same for you.
Here’s how I got started wearing the same thing for 30 days…
Have you ever had your eye on a piece of clothing for so long you could already imagine all the outfits you could make with it. How you would style it everyday. Maybe wear it everyday… Well, that’s what I’m doing for the next 100 days! I broke our low buy rules and bought the magnificent Rowena dress from Wool&. Here is how I wore the same things for 30 days and what I’ve learned (plus what I’m looking forward to in the next 70).
I’ll go ahead and spoil this one… This amazing gift idea list isn’t full of links to click to order things with free two day shipping. Everything on this Valentine’s day gift ideas list is FREE and takes very little time to prepare. You’re welcome. When did Valentine’s become a second Christmas (and Easter a third)? Cut the consumerist crap that tells you that your love one won’t feel special without this expensive gift that will eventually end up in the donate pile.