“Minimalism is the process of identifying what is essential in your life and eliminating the rest” (Quote by: The Minimalist Vegan)
When I think about it, I’ve always had a little minimalism in me as there are areas in my life where I keep it very simple. I only use practical clothes that I know I can wear several times and that goes with other items in my closet. My style is very simple and more on the basic side rather than stylish and what is trending.
I don’t have a overflow of underwear and socks, I don’t like to spend money on it so I use what I have until it is worn out. I only own one handbag at a time and I have no more than 3 pair of shoes as I prefer comfort shoes. No high heels for me 🙂 My makeup are very simple as I mostly only use mascara, white eyeliner and one lipgloss or one lipstick.
So you see, when it comes to myself and my style…I am pretty minimalistik.
I didn’t realize it before I recently decided that I want to simplify my life.
But even if I’m pretty minimal with my own shopping and style, I do have areas that I know I can do better with. We have stuff in our home that I want to declutter, cause I want to enjoy my free time much better. So tired of cleaning, tidying daily and put stuff on place (that get messy straight away again), when I wish to come home, relax and enjoy my time after a day of work. Both me and my husband are working full time.
I know I can reduce the time on tidying to be less and make more time for other things. This is part of the mindful lifestyle I’m looking for 🙂
We have stuff that we keep “just because” and we need to declutter and get rid of those things.
Our youngest daughter doesn’t have to have like 40-50 stuffed toys/animals when she only have a few favorites. I don’t need to have books on my shelf that hasn’t been read and I problably will never do. (My mother will be happy as she will get some :)) And we sure don’t have to have overfilled kitchen cabinets with 20 drink glasses and 30 jars with spices (several with double or triple with the same spices) and ugly old plates which we rately uses.
So yes, we do have spaces in our home that sure need decluttering. I want our things to be only stuff that we really care about, that we easy can find and use on a regulary basis. Tired of having meaningless stuff that take over and that just stressing me out.
Yesterday I did a little decluttering with my underwear, makeup and skin care. Today I got rid of a old toilet shelf storage with wheels that we’ve had about 11 years that’s been just a dump place for toilet crap and dust 🙂 I was so tired this evening after work, dinner and a shower. But I decided yesterday that today I will throw it out and what a relief it was when I found new place for my husbands things who were on that shelf and I could get rid of it.
He were a little nervous about where his stuff were supposed to be, but now he think it looks better too 🙂 So glad that I did it cause as I felt tired I could push that task for later and I don’t want to do that anymore. When it only takes 5-10 minutes…why wait?!
I will take small steps forward to make our life more simple in our home and save money by using more simple supplies and use more natural products. Declutter what I can and be more aware of what things we actual bring into our home. No wasting money on bargins we don’t have use of, just because it’s a good price. No, it’s time to make good choices, save money, be careful and make good decisions.
Fewer things that we love. Less Is More and it is so true.
Are you a minimalist? If so, what made you to take that decision to start with that lifestyle? 🙂