A combination of numerous moves & a busy lifestyle has seen me craving simplicity more and more recently. Up until today, the thought always crossed my mind but it wasn’t until I saw this post, ‘A Minimalist Living Starter Guide’ did I realise I need to stop delaying the big clean.
See, my life has been in boxes for years. Ever since moving to Australia in 2007, I’ve never been settled in one place so it’s been easier to just leave everything in partly organised boxes, ramaging through them every few months if that. When I do go through them, I keep coming across things that sit between the ‘keep’ and ‘throw away’ pile.
Once my two assignments are done next month, I’m going to take a leaf out of Mark’s book and do the following:
“Get rid of needless stuff. Start with one room and concentrate on that room. Be ruthless.
Donate it, sell it or toss it. Then move on to another room.
Keep only what is truly essential. If it serves a real purpose then it stays. It can even be for aesthetic purposes. I have wall art. I just like looking at it.
Keep doing this. There is no end to this process. Keep at it until you are satisfied with the amount of stuff you have. Some go so far as identify a number of items they allow themselves to live with. You can try this approach to minimalist living if you think it will work for you.”
Question: Are you a hoarder? Or is it time to clean up your things?