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3 Simple Ways to Become a Minimalist (Plus bonus hints!)

February 3, 2011

1. Boycott stores that treat their employees badly or have unethical buying practices.

The brunette ogles a teal dress.

2.  Fire any of your things that aren’t beautiful, useful, or vastly sentimental.

The brunette literally fires a teddy bear.

3.  Clear up your time; don’t let unnecessary obligations bog you down.

The brunette cuts loose the tiny, vulnerable red head.


Romp in your sterile, white-walled environs, unfettered by guilt or pain over what you’ve lost.

The brunette frolicks.

BONUSH TIP NUMBER (no.) # 5! Fiveity ity 5-5-5-5, 555-5555!

When frolicking fails. As fail it WILL AND MUST—remember that beer is ALWAYS an option. As it is a consumable, it is therefore highly minimalist.

The brunette drinks beer.

This is best done naked.

23 Comments leave one →
  1. dhaami permalink
    February 3, 2011 8:18 pm

    I laughed out loud in my very quiet office after trying to say fivety 5 and the host of 5s you have up there..and not in my mind!

    But I would so be the person tempted by a 10$ teal dress and then go on to add a host of accessories because OMG, it was so cheap it’s TOTALLY justified to spend on shoes to go with it. 😀 Maybe it’s time for me to go minimalistic.

    • February 3, 2011 8:25 pm

      ZOUNDS! Shoes! I forgot shoes! 😉

      Now I’m having an awesome time imagining you in your office, muttering a series of 5’s.

  2. February 3, 2011 8:20 pm

    Fivety 55555.!! Love it BUT how can you burn a teddy bear:(

  3. February 3, 2011 8:22 pm

    Like x 5

  4. February 3, 2011 8:58 pm

    Love the picture for unnecessary obligations. SUPER job on the eyes 😛

  5. postadaychallenge2011 permalink
    February 3, 2011 9:21 pm

    Love this, and we need to boycott stores that treat their employees like Crap one such franchise is “great clips hair salons” ALL of them.

  6. February 4, 2011 1:30 am

    Loving it. And by the way, I never buy anything, because I’ve had it all all along 😉

  7. February 4, 2011 5:18 am

    excellent tips!

  8. February 4, 2011 7:28 am

    lol! Great tips, especially #1. I used to work for the Evil Empire (one of those big box stores that treat their employees badly).

  9. slowsimpleconscious permalink
    February 4, 2011 1:31 pm

    solution to the teal dress problem is clearing putting it on in cartoons 🙂
    love the pics!

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  11. February 6, 2011 2:31 pm

    Dear Magnificent Minimalist: You are freaking hilarious. Love, Future Tom

  12. February 12, 2011 5:55 am

    hmmm, romping in a white room…is it padded?

  13. postadaychallenge2011 permalink
    February 12, 2011 6:00 am

    I couldn’t help but put in my two cents and link you and PRESS THIS. Have a great day!

  14. February 12, 2011 6:08 am

    Fire any of your things that aren’t beautiful, useful, or vastly sentimental…
    – oh there is so many …

  15. Papa Joe permalink
    February 12, 2011 8:13 am

    There’s some beautiful truth hidden in your simple words. Perhaps not to be taken tooooo literally. But still worth pondering.

    Thanks for an interesting post!

    – Papa Joe

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