Bulk shopping Kit from The Faux Martha

Last week, we took a deep dive into how to shop in bulk. This week, I’m adding in the personal layer of how I shop in bulk, sharing my bulk shopping kit and rhythms. It’s really easy to get excited and start something new, like shopping in bulk. But it’s hard to keep that new thing up without creating long-term rhythms and finding trustworthy tools. User experience is just as important in the bulk aisle as it is when designing a website. And, if your experience is poor, you’ll slowly stop shopping that way. It’s to be expected. Here’s how I’ve made shopping in bulk work. Don’t miss the printable cheat sheet to boost your (my) confidence down the bulk aisle.   Read more

How to Shop in Bulk from The Faux Martha

When you hear the word bulk in regards to food shopping, you might immediately think of stores like Costco or Sam’s. But today we’re going to talk about another kind of bulk shopping—how to shop the bulk bins. Unlike Costco or your regular grocery store, you can buy as much or as little of an ingredient from the bulk bins, without any extra packaging. It’s wonderful for so many reasons (like lowering your grocery bill) and intimidating for a couple reasons. Let’s break this really good thing down to doable.  Read more

The Minimalist Kitchen Course from Melissa Coleman

Exhale. We made it to week 4! Is your kitchen looking a bit like Humpty Dumpty after the big fall? There’s this children’s book I love, called After the Fall. It’s the story of how Humpty Dumpty got back up again. But this particular story is more about the process. The messy process is just as powerful as the beautiful outcome, if not more. As you’re feeling the it-gets-worse-before-it-gets-better syndrome, I hope you’re able to embrace the humble story of the egg. We’re implementing a new framework, a new system for navigating the kitchen. Good things like that take time. They make messes. And then, they get better. This week is about how to make it better. Read more

The Minimalist Kitchen Week 3: A gentle paring down

After spending the first two weeks of the course auditing, taking notes, and conceptualizing your kitchen, we’re finally moving into the action stage. Say it with me now. A-C-T [clap, clap, clap] I-O-N [clap, clap, clap]. Action, people, action! We’re paring down your kitchen this week. Read more

The Minimalist Kitchen course Week 2 Take Inventory

Keep your hard hat on. This week we’ll be taking inventory of the insides of your kitchen, to everything from the tools to the ingredients. And if your kitchen is spilling over as much as mine was a couple years ago (see below), that hard hat might actually come in handy. By the end of this week, we’ll be putting on a new hat, ready to finally pare down. Before we dive in, let’s do a quick recap of last week. Read more

The Minimalist Kitchen week 1 site audit from The Faux Martha

Welcome to Week 1 of The Minimalist Kitchen Course! I don’t know about you, but I’m always itchy to get life back into some sort of order after the holidays. It’s a great time to get started on this course. This week we will be auditing your kitchen space, doing a whole lot of thinking and not a whole lot of doing. If you’re anything like me, you’ll want to jump ahead and pare down your kitchen this weekend. Take a long exhale out. We are going to be thoughtful and deliberate about this process, which basically means slow, so that you’re not redoing this again in a month or two. Before we dig into the course content, I’d like to go over a couple things in the intro, like ground rules and my approach to teaching, so that you know how best to consume this information.
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The Minimalist Kitchen Course from The Faux Martha

I’ve been hard at work, behind the scenes, creating a comprehensive resource for you. The Minimalist Kitchen Course is coming to a computer near you, January 8th to be exact. This course is an addendum to my book. A prequel to the sequel. A tighter hand hold. Not like a squeeze-your-hand hold, more like a hold-your-hand hold. Many were able to take my book, The Minimalist Kitchen, and pare down their kitchen easily. And others were like, break it down now. Which is how I feel anytime someone talks about business or tax stuff. I’m like break it waaaayyyy down now. That’s how this course has been designed. The book still stands. In fact, you’ll need to use it as your textbook for the course. Read more

 
 
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