Minimalism That’s Accessible To Everybody With Robert Wall

“I think simplicity and minimalism really needs to be made accessible to everybody” – Robert Wall

That’s why Robert Wall started his Untitled Minimalism blog.

Robert calls himself an Internet “jack-of-all-trades” who is on a journey to a life of minimalism, simplicity & frugality..

His special freedom formula is:

Simplicity + Minimalism + Frugality = Freedom

Robert is my guest for the seventh episode of The Midway Simplicity Show.

In this show, I invite simple living advocates to share with you a few tips to simplify the 5 most important aspects of your life, which are: Time, Health, Things, Finances and Relationships.

NOTE: If you want to have an overview of the guiding principles of the Midway Simplicity blog, you can read this pillar post: If Simple Living Is a Game, These Are The Rules (aka The Midway Simplicity Manifesto)

In this episode, you’re going to learn:

  1. The difference between simplicity, minimalism and frugality.
  2. What to do when you’re not maximally productive?
  3. How a little bit of planning can make good health accessible to the average person.
  4. The ‘Fewer But Better’ rule.
  5. How to overcome one of the biggest money suckers.
  6. How to entertain people over dinner (or a party) at your home without breaking your budget.

Enjoy watching this episode (17 minutes)

I hope you enjoyed the show.

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Please leave a comment to let us know what you think. 

Thank you very much Robert for the useful tips that you shared with us in the seventh episode of The Midway Simplicity Show. Looking forward to having you again.


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14 Responses to Minimalism That’s Accessible To Everybody With Robert Wall

  1. Moni June 18, 2012 at 11:08 pm #

    Hi – I just clicked on the play button but got a message that it had been removed as it was too long. Are you able to re-load it as two videos or better yet post a transcript of the interview? Especially the dinner part part. Thank you.

    • Mohamed Tohami June 18, 2012 at 11:56 pm #

      Oooops! Thanks a lot Moni for the note. That happened because at the moment my Youtube account doesn’t allow videos longer than 15 minutes. I used another account and the issue is fixed now.

      I’m currently working on an ebook that compiles the transcripts of all the shows.

    • Robert Wall June 19, 2012 at 1:11 am #

      Hi Moni! If you’re interested in learning more about dinner entertaining from a simple, minimalist point of view there’s a lot over on my blog – or you can feel free to email me via the contact form on my blog.

      Or hit me up on Twitter @minimalblogger. :)

      Thanks for listening Moni!

  2. Colleen June 19, 2012 at 11:16 am #

    Hi Mohamed and Robert, I really enjoyed your chat today. I had to laugh when Robert said “The type of people you want to know are the type of people that you don’t have to impress by throwing huge parties. I so agree with this. Before I discovered simplicity I used to be put off from entertaining because I felt I needed to serve something extra special and go to a lot of trouble. Now I just buy a larger piece of meat to roast than I usually cook each Sunday and invite someone to share it with us. No extra trouble but always enjoyed by all.

    • Mohamed Tohami June 19, 2012 at 2:11 pm #

      Robert has a great sense of humor. I laughed a lot too :) And I agree with you, we tend to deprive ourselves from the joy of intimate relationships due to our desire to show off.

    • Robert Wall June 20, 2012 at 6:21 am #

      Hi Colleen! Glad you enjoyed the show.

      When my wife and I were planning our wedding I took the food planning as my own project (no caterer), and we went with a picnic theme. Hamburgers, hot ham, baked beans, some veggie trays, a few desserts brought by family members, lemonade, coffee, cupcakes (instead of wedding cake), and a few other things that escape me at the moment.

      I can tell you for sure that the food tally was under $400, and I think it was closer to $300 – and that fed 80 people, with *a lot* of leftovers! We brought home (or sent home with friends & relatives) two large unopened containers of lemonade mix, one completely unopened vegetable tray, probably around five to eight pounds of ham, and five dozen good-quality buns – and that’s just the stuff I remember.

      Entertaining definitely doesn’t have to be expensive. :)

      • Mohamed Tohami June 20, 2012 at 11:13 am #

        WoW! Feeding 80 people in a wedding ceremony for $300 only! That’s unbelievable! You need to create a product to teach people how to do that Robert :)

  3. Jane June 20, 2012 at 8:07 pm #

    Hi Mohamed & Robert – really digged this weeks podcast – lots of good info to glean from Robert. I wasn’t familiar with his website until today but I can see I’ll be busy reading back posts!

    Love that his attitude regarding simplicity & minimalism is more in tune with my opinion as well. I just can’t relate to the “100 item” crowd or the “all I need is a backpack, my MacBook & the open road” folks – nothing against those dudes, it’s just not my thing.

    I also liked Robert’s wit/humor – that alone scores big points with me!

    Anyways, thanks again for a another informative podcast!


    • Robert Wall June 20, 2012 at 8:27 pm #

      Thanks for listening, Jane – glad you found some good stuff in the podcast!

    • Mohamed Tohami June 21, 2012 at 9:50 am #

      Thanks Jane. I’m sure you’ll enjoy Robert’s blog. Moderation is the key here. When you go to the extreme, you make simplicity more complicated.

  4. Kimberley June 21, 2012 at 6:35 am #

    Aloha Mohamed and Robert. Thoroughly enjoyed the midway simplicity show. Robert, you are spot on with “Fewer but Better”. That is exactly the way we have always lived in all categories, from clothing to travel. I am going to head over to your website to check out your posts on the “just in case” syndrome. Working through my Mother’s house full of “just in case” every time I visit. Funny thing is, that I have never once needed anything that I saved, “just in case”, haha!

    • Robert Wall June 21, 2012 at 8:02 am #

      Hey Kimberley!

      You’re definitely not alone with that experience. Sometimes it actually makes sense to hold onto things in case of an emergency, but much of the time we find out that we’ve basically allowed a bunch of items that we can’t and/or won’t use to take over our space. :)

      Thanks for listening to the podcast today!

    • Mohamed Tohami June 21, 2012 at 9:53 am #

      Thanks Kimberley. I’m glad you liked this week’s show. “Fewer but Better” is also like “Quality over Quantity”. Both mean that simplicity is all about enjoying more with less.

  5. Online Gym Classes October 19, 2012 at 12:18 am #

    Simplicity is the key to life. We don’t need most of the material things that we put so much emphasis on. Our health is the most important thing that we can ever have.

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