We moved from a two bedroom house to a smaller place for a number of reasons. One of them was to lose some of the bills, and another was to try to determine what we could live without. Our new place was just too tiny, so after a year, we moved to a bigger place. With lots of windows. Have I mentioned how much I like windows?
Last week, my husband went to our storage unit and we began to look at a new mountain of stuff. And realize, once again, it’s a constant battle to be minimalist. Four bins and a box so far is the casualty count of items that are no longer necessary. We’re not done yet, I know. Once we are, just one last trip to remove the final items from storage. Looking forward to that. A new chapter will begin!
I realize that the important things in life aren’t actually things. They’re time to get goals achieved, such as writing. Time to build relationships. Knowledge that only comes through experience and education. They’re not stuff that is outdated or holds you back. I cannot wait to donate all of the books that were once crucial..because I don’t need them anymore and don’t want to trip over them!
Minimalism isn’t easy, but it’s worth it. When we moved, I donated or sold about 80 boxes’ worth of stuff. This is much more manageable as long as I don’t procrastinate. I want this stuff donated or sold on eBay by the holidays….anyone want a book?
What can you let go of today? You might be amazed.