My Addiction to Weird Soda and Retro Drinks is Literally Killing Me

So I’ve been on “summer vacation,” AKA slacking, as of late. I meant to get a new article out a month ago, around the time I returned from San Diego Comic Con, BUT it turns out standing in line for four days with 130,000+ other sweaty nerds from around the world is a good way to expose…

Why It’s Easy to Throw Away Other People’s Junk

Have you ever noticed how easy it is to judge other people? I do it all the time! Even if you’re not a “judgmental” person, you’re still subconsciously evaluating others based on your perception of them. Their clothes, their hair, their tone of voice, posture, body language, and a whole host of…

My Story So Far: 6 Months of Being Minimally Nerdy!

I don’t write a lot of “Personal/Update”-type blog posts… Heck, I don’t write a lot of posts, period. I try to write less frequent, more consequential articles vs. “here’s what I’ve been up to”-style content, but this IS a blog, so screw it: here’s what I’ve been up to! First off,…

Tips on Buying and Owning a Vintage Arcade Machine

Welcome back Michael Underlin, who’s here to rap about his adventures in home arcade ownership with a second guest post! Purchasing an arcade machine can be the ultimate childhood dream come true. When friends visit for the first time and notice you own a classic arcade cabinet all subtlety of…

(More) Simple Hacks Behind My $39 Utility Bills

Big things have been happening since I published last month’s blog post, 5 Simple Apartment Hacks Behind my $39 Utility Bills, and it’s time to share the wealth! I got a lot of great feedback with MORE tips from Financial Independence bloggers and readers on Facebook! Bex, who I met…

BONUS Lifehack – Get a Craft Table

Are you crafty? Like to paint, draw, or make things? (I hope so, since we should all be producing more than we consume) Perhaps you like to read, write, or study? (Trick question, no one likes to study) Do you use a laptop for school or work? What about homework?…

Lifehack – Banish Your Bookshelves!

Believe it or not, you don’t need bookshelves. Mind blown yet? Probably not, but keep reading. I know everybody has them, and I know this goes against all conventional wisdom in western (consumer) society, but hear me out. What if you don’t actually need shelving because you don’t need the…

Minimally Nerdy’s Guide to Throwing a Party

Presenting our first ever guest post here on Minimally Nerdy, written by my very good friend (and party god) Michael Underlin! Back in my single days I enjoyed throwing parties with my best friends that have since then fallen into local legend. One such party may or may not have…

5 Simple Apartment Hacks Behind my $39 Utility Bills

$39.26. That’s the average monthly payment I made to my utilities provider from April 2016 to April 2017. Before that I was like most people; running power bills in excess of $100 every month, and I thought that was normal. I thought there was nothing I could do about it… until I…

No One Cares About Your Stuff, and They Never Will

MY GRANDFATHER was a rancher all his life, and a minimalist. Not so much for philosophical reasons, but as a product of his upbringing. The only son of Czech immigrants, raised by a single mother due to the untimely death of his father, he had little desire for things that…