Friday, January 30, 2015

Why I'm a Minimalist



Welcome! This is my journey to a living an intentional, minimalist lifestyle (also the revival of VHNS). A few months back I made the conscious decision to live with less.

If I don’t use it or love it, I don’t want it. 

My reasonings for this improved way of living are few but important...

// CONSIDERATION FOR OTHERS

This all basically started for me when a good friend's father passed away and my friend was left with a home full of stuff to sort thru and dispose of. On top of the loss of his father, he now had the stress of dealing with everything that was left behind, the bulk of it junk.

When it’s my time to go (no time soon, hopefully) I don’t want to burden my loved ones by them having to sort thru tons of stuff or make them feel obligated to keep any of it.

// GET UP & GO

When it’s time for me to find a new home, I want to be able to easily pack up and move. No need to pack and unpack 200+ CDs when I don’t even own a CD player anymore.

Also, one of my goals is to travel long term at some point in my life. While I'm still young-ish would be nice. This goal will be so much more achievable when I don't have stuff weighing me down.

// MORE TIME

The less I own, the less I have to clean and organize. That time previously spent putting clutter away, dusting, moving furniture to vacuum underneath is now spent actually enjoying life.

// MORE MONEY

The less I have, the less I want to buy. Once you've made the big purge, you tend to look very carefully at anything that might make it's way into your home.


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