Flippin Sweet Family Blog

We all went camping this weekend, and had a great time.  In keeping with our minimalism, we only took a very few things.  Everyone had their 6 liter stuff sack, backpacking sleeping bag and a bed roll.  For food we kept the menu simple, with all homeade food that just needed to be reheated.  Erika […]

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§932 · August 22, 2010 · FlippinSweetBlog · (No comments) · Tags: , , , , ,


Unclutter has announced a new open forum, that can be found here.  It was only announced yesterday, so there are not lots of thread to read, but what out there looks interesting and useful.

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§665 · November 18, 2009 · FlippinSweetBlog · (No comments) · Tags:


If you are a workaholic like me, you often think of problems and tasks that need to be fixed.  Sometimes these thoughts can keep you up at night, especially if you have so much to do, that it’s easy to let some things fall through the cracks.  I read somewhere that if you write things […]

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§661 · November 17, 2009 · FlippinSweetBlog · 1 comment · Tags:


As part of our quest to minimize our stuff, I’ve retired our web server, and will be saving just the good parts from it.  I obtained a old Dell laptop, and have loaded the Debian base install and am running my few web sites from it. I think this will reduce my power bills a […]

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§647 · November 14, 2009 · FlippinSweetBlog, Linux · (No comments) · Tags:


Here is the boys room all cleared out and minimalized.    They are down to a bed, one book shelf, ( off to the left ), and some bins of Legos under the bed.   They share a closet, and have small dressers in the closet under their hanging clothes.  It is really nice to be down […]

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§628 · November 12, 2009 · FlippinSweetBlog · (No comments) · Tags: ,


Erika and I have been working hard everyday for about a week on minimizing our possessions.  Let me say that we are not owners of may possessions, and I wouldn’t think that we have  lots of stuff.  Either way, we started with the dreaded game closet, worked through the family room, boys rooms, front room […]

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§622 · November 11, 2009 · FlippinSweetBlog · (No comments) · Tags:


Here is the new family room stuff.  We had a fun time cutting our couch in half just to get it out of the house.  We also thought we could fix the futon, and found it too far broken, so we just put the mattress on the floor for now.  Entertainment center is gone, computer […]

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§619 · November 10, 2009 · FlippinSweetBlog · (No comments) · Tags:


Family has been ditching all our stuff, and getting back to basics.  First order of business was to clean out the coat / game closet.  Here is Nathan cleaning the closet after we clean it all out.  We have freecycle’d a bunch of stuff.  Family room is down to a TV (locals only), Radio and […]

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§613 · November 9, 2009 · FlippinSweetBlog · (No comments) · Tags:


Found some new blog about minimalism, and going to give them a try for a bit. http://mnmlist.com http://unclutterer.com Also, one of them mentioned that a good way to get/give stuff is to freecycle it. http://www.freecycle.org/

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§603 · November 7, 2009 · FlippinSweetBlog · (No comments) · Tags: