Although I can’t claim to be an expert on the subject, I have now realised that I’m quite pleased, at last, with how my home is looking.
This has taken many months. Books, clothes and unwanted furniture have now been despatched to charity shops, decorating has been done and the place is beginning to look how I want it. Here are some of my tips that i’ve collected during my journey.
Take your time
Clear one section of a room at a time
Do something new
Take a trip to a new place and explore (mini, mini holiday)
Write about experiences – start a blog or journal
I’ve not managed whole tech free days. I blame the blogging haha! But I’m working on that. Minimalism does change the mindset. No more worrying about what people think or wasting time on arrogance or ignorance. It isn’t worth the energy.
This encourages positive thinking and a healthier outlook. The parkruns and village jogs have been started and enjoyed or should that be endured! Now to sort the healthy eating (see previous blog).
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Bye until next time…
There seems to be interest in this subject so I’ve decided to continue, periodically, to write about my experiences.
Recently, I asked a male family member what his plans were for 2016 and he looked blank. This is fair enough as we don’t plan ahead but it did surprise me. After all, life isn’t a dress rehearsal and we need to crack on and try to make the best of it. Don’t we? One of my aims for this year, is to eradicate life’s clutter. At the moment, I feel a fraud talking about minimalism as I sit in a room surrounded by books and stuff all over the floor! Aaahh but come the weekend we are planning an exciting trip to the Oxfam charity shop. They know we are coming…
My key reasons for embracing the minimalism ideology are:
- Writing (finally)
This evening, I managed to fill another sack full of clothes. However, I did grab back some blouses and a dress. But, wow, my wardrobe looks quite reasonable now. Aaah the time saved as I can see all my clothes. Everything, is colour co-ordinated and organised. Ha! Lets see how long that lasts. Also, the bedroom feels more chilled now the telly has gone to the British Heart Foundation. Hopefully, it will do somebody some good. Also, the e-reader is getting used because I don’t want to keep buying books too often. Not sure if I will be able to stick to that one?
The trouble is it is a slow process and at the moment parts of the home still look quite messy but the cleaning is easier and everything does feel a lot clearer. Should have done this years ago.