Howdy! I'm Meera. I'm a native Texan, a general badass, wife, double doggo mom, world traveler, and minimalist with zero waste aspirations. When not working as a grants manager at an awesome STEM non-profit, I read an excessive number of YA books, play with my adorable golden retrievers, constantly rearrange our home, and travel the world with my lovely husband.

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Mindful Christmas Decorating

I, like many others, have an addiction to watching those “holiday haul” videos on TikTok… you know, the ones where someone goes to Target and buys a bunch of beautiful Christmas decor. And as much as I would love to get the sweet sugarplum rush that comes from new wreaths …

Link Round Up #113

The dark side of free returns. Vaxxed and depressed. Work is a false idol. On Terracycling and greenwashing. The problem with constant self improvement. How to fight climate despair. California’s new recycling labeling and marketing law.

Link Round Up #112

How to organize your fridge. Outgrowing the life you thought you wanted. Joy takes practice. The Olympics and the environment. Whattt…. you’re surprised women are putting off motherhood? Shocking. The worst money spent.

Plastic Free July Tips for 2021

It’s that time again — Plastic Free July! While every day should involve doing your best to save our planet, Plastic Free July is a great time to explore even more ways to reduce plastic waste. At this point, reusable bags/straws/water bottles are becoming a bit more mainstream… so let’s …

Wishful Recycling

Before we get into recycling, I’d first like to remind you about those two things that are even better than recycling! YES. REDUCE AND REUSE. Always do those two things first. Now that that is out of the way… Obviously, there’s always going to be stuff to recycle. And recycling …

Link Round Up #111

View this post on Instagram A post shared by Less is Meera (@lessismeera) A house full of favorites. There‚Äôs a lot more to chai than spiced milk tea. Don’t underestimate your resilience. Make your own clothes. Goodwill doesn’t want your broken toaster.

Link Round Up #110

The pandemic void only my girlfriends can fill. 20 one minute habits for a clutter-free home. The end of the shelfie. K-drama + K-beauty pairings. Racism against the AAPI community is a beauty industry problem. I recommend regular celebrations.