September Spring Cleaning: Minimalist Challenge Days 1 – 6

You know you want to! Subscribe to The Earnest Addiction at the bottom of the page! This September I’ve starting a 10 Day Spring Cleaning Minimalist Challenge to prepare myself for my Melbourne relocation in 3 months time. It’s time to declutter and purge all my unwanted, unused items that are accumulating dust bunnies and space….

September Spring Cleaning: 10 Day Minimalist Challenge

Like the blog? Subscribe to The Earnest Addiction at the bottom of the page! ~~~~~~ Guys, the panic has set in. My Melbourne relocation is happening at the beginning of January next year and my wardrobe is still full of too small clothes and unwanted accessories; my bathroom littered with half-full skincare bottles and cake-like…

How to Turn Every Long-Haul Flight into a Low-Cost Spa Opportunity

  One of my pet peeves is arriving at your destination after a long-haul flight and looking and smelling like a banshee. No-one wants to arrive at their refreshing holiday get-away feeling like they want to get away from their own lack of shower and airplane breath. How is it that some people arrive at…

Three Frugal Ways to… Build a stylish wardrobe on a budget

Introducing the ‘Three Frugal Ways to…’ series! In this series, I will outline my top tips to maximising the value derived from your possessions, holiday experiences, lifestyle and needs while minimising the cost. ‘Three Frugal Ways to… Build a stylish wardrobe on a budget’ is the first of the series, with many more to come. Follow…

5 Frugal Food Things

We’re a week into March and so far and I’m determined to tackle my biggest expense – Enter Miss Piggy v Take-Away, Round 1. Here are 5 things I’ve done since the beginning of March to cut down this major expense: Bought breakfast porridge sachets to keep at the office Having breakfast prepared at the office…

Follow your Dreams but Know the Cost

There is a price to pay for everything in life. Success has a price tag. Living paycheque to pay cheque is taxing. Creativity has a cost. Overall your dreams come at a price. What price are you willing to pay to follow your creative dreams? What price are you willing to pay to not follow…

Cutting the Crap: Alcohol-Free Weekend No. 3

Read my first post about my alcohol-free February here.   Both Mr. Piggybanks and myself embarked on a no-alcohol Dry February at the beginning of this month. His reasons were centred around health and fitness in the lead up to a sports competition, while mine were around getting control of my free time and finances in…

Cutting the Crap: The Beginning of My Alcohol Ban

Another month, another commitment to change my old habits and test new ones. This month I’m on a 28 Day No Alcohol Challenge, starting from February 1st to February 28th. I actually strongly considered not writing about this challenge for the main reason that if I wanted to break it and have a glass of wine, then I…

15 Day Minimalist Challenge: Day 14 & 15

Today marks the 15th day of the year and the final day of the Minimalist Challenge. I’ve sold, donated or thrown 135 items in the past 15 days – literally de-cluttering my wardrobe, bathroom, study and fridge of my physical and emotional baggage. Everything I have left are things I use regularly, value highly or…

15 Day Minimalist Challenge: Day 13

Read my previous post of Minimalist Challenge: Day 12 here.    As I continue the challenge of clearing out my house junk and emotional baggage, I’ve noticed some continuous big patterns in my spending habits: Everything I threw away or donated was of bad quality, ill-fitting and had a short life span, resulting in frequent…