While I will never live a truly minimalist lifestyle, I try to simplify my life as much as possible
Most of us in developed countries use much more than our share of the resources on this planet. We accumulate ‘stuff’, need bigger houses to store our ‘stuff’ and are so reluctant to part with what we have accumulated that self-storage facilities are a growth industry.
I am on a decluttering journey, but not one that entails hiring a skip and tossing garbags full of stuff into it with no thought as to their destination. No, I acquired these items and I feel that it is my responsibility to use or rehome things I no longer need or want in an ethical manner. My aim is to send as little as possible to landfill.
This is my laundry. It is clear and uncluttered which is good for a utility area. I took this photo after I had used the bench to fold the clean clothes.
I do have some ornaments and decorative items as these next photos show. Nevertheless, I do not want to feel overwhelmed by lots of things so I have a small number of things that are precious to me. I think this strikes the right balance.
Are you decluttering? What is your goal and how do you go about achieving it? I would love to hear your stories and experiences.
Till next time.