We live in a society of MORE. More success, more possessions, more on the calendar.. I’ve noticed that people tend to have this perpetual need to glorify busy, and no matter what they own, never feel a sense of contentment. While this isn’t necessarily bad, you have to ask yourself, is the sacrifice of time, space, and money worth it?
One of my favorite minimalist quotes is : “Minimalism is not about having less, it’s about making room for what matters”.
For my little family, minimalism means freedom to focus on the important things in life. It didn’t happen overnight; however, living minimally is a process. About a year ago, I stumbled upon a minimalist group on facebook and I was intrigued. The more I read, studied, and learned about minimalist lifestyles, the more I wanted in. I slowly started donating and selling some of my things and by the end of 2015, I had decluttered 2015 items (my goal!). At this point my husband, Tim, took notice of how the house was looking tidier and jumped on board. In the month of January (2016) alone, we sold, trashed, and donated over 4,000 items, and at least another 1,000 by the end of March 2016. Our home is becoming a sanctuary instead of a storage unit and we couldn’t be happier! Each day we are closer to our ultimate goal of owning our modest dream home and traveling the world; all while living simply and purposefully.
No matter your ultimate goal, or where you are in the decluttering process, welcome! I hope that my little corner of the blog world offers some encouragement for you!