Why Saving Money in the Modern Age is Key…

Afternoon walks…

Saving money is easier than you think…

Some people save 10% of their monthly wage, others 70% and others none

I’m a believer in the philosophy that every penny counts,

…after all…£1 saved a day for a year… Is £365

It’s little things that mean you can accumulate wealth

EVERYTHING MAKES A DIFFERENCE

I know a lot of people on an okay wage, with a relatively cheap apartment

…Who always complain about having no money…

So, me being me, I ask why

and most of them can’t really give me an answer…

apart from tell me what they do in a week

From talking to them it became apparent that they:

went on a night out twice a week

had meals out with friends in between that

went to the grocery shop every couple of days

and bought clothes/treated themselves whenever they had anything left over

ALL OF THIS IS OKAY TO DO…it’s your life, and this is a normal social life

However, I find the people with the most wealth- the ones who are building in secret. Are the ones who are almost masochistic with regards to what they spend. They aren’t cheap… just decisive with their time and their money.

They would say no to going out for a meal with friends if they’d already been out that week with them

They would say no to buying a new top that they’d wear once for a night out

And to be honest, being like that… IS EXHAUSTING

but,

It means they can save what they would have spent on that meal (so £30 in London…)

and they would save what they’d put towards the shirt (depending on quality £25-£50)

and put it straight into savings

Obviously if you have a family I understand it’s incredibly difficult to save

Kids destroy clothes all the time and they constantly grow meaning you always have to buy new clothes…

but my advice if you don’t have anyone else to think about apart from yourself (and maybe your partner)

IS TO SAVE

Not because I want you to be boring and controlled

but as my form tutor in my first day of high school said…

“Life is a bitch”

He said that to a group of 11 year olds, and at the time I was a bit shocked…

but it’s true.

If you start saving now (regardless of how old you are) you won’t regret it

You don’t lose the money so you can never regret it, because you can always change your mind and get that shirt if you want it

But making that conscious effort to save money…

Is what will make you money.

New post tomorrow,

Lis.

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Organising your Life- Start with your Socks.

Growing up I’ve always been quite disorganised.

Ironically, to some degree I still am…

but I made the decision recently that I was going to make an effort, that I was going to push myself out of my comfort zone…

Like with everything in the modern age of the internet I started spinning with my partner about everything Konmari

Yes I said it.

I’m the steriotype of a minimalist nowadays

I believe in Konmari…

Not because I want to jump on a bandwagon,

but because I honestly believe she has a point about organisation and about keeping the things that sparks joy.

Since organising my closet- something I will show in later posts,

I feel,

So. much. better

When I made the choice to organise my life a little better I started off small, my partner taught me how to fold my socks. A very small action of me folding my socks resulted in a complete change in my view on life.

Funny I know,

socks changed my life…

Please, enjoy this picture of my socks

I never thought I’d put my socks on the internet…

but things happen I guess…

When I see this picture I feel calm, just as I do in the reality of it

and it was through this simple action of organising my socks, that I was able to move onto:

My closet

my beauty items

and my general things I own.

It was the start of everything, and it’s such a small action to do

I really believe if you want to organise your life

start with your socks.

They hold more value than you could ever imagine, especially psychologically… I mean you see them everyday, you wear everyday (give or take) and you wash them once/twice a week

You constantly see socks, they are also at every major holiday as gifts

so if you want to start organising your life, start small and don’t overwhelm yourself

…start with your socks

You won’t regret it

New post tomorrow 🙂

Lis.

P.S… I have an instagram called minimalistme28

Check it out for more pictures of minimalism, my travels, music and more 🙂