On Becoming a Minimalist

on becoming a minimalist

Carol remarks on becoming a minimalist.

I like to clean out my closet at least once a year. The feature photo of this blog post is from a few months ago. All of that stuff, four stuffed bags and ten shoe boxes, was from just my side of our tiny matchbox-of-a-closet.

On Becoming a Minimalist

Deep down inside, I think I’ve always wanted to become a minimalist. I don’t have sentimental attachment to things or objects. I don’t like having to take care of a lot of stuff; all that cleaning, dusting, polishing, maintenance.

Enter The Minimal Mom on YouTube. I don’t know how I found her but you know how YouTube can be, it will show stuff in your feed by simply reading your mind.

She has inspired me to finally get my crap together and get busy with becoming a minimalist.

Of course my first thought is, This is so overwhelming!! If I only look at the big picture, I will get overwhelmed. So I took to pen and paper to break it down into areas.

Four rooms downstairs:

  • Dining room
  • Kitchen
  • Living room
  • Bedroom

And within each room, I have broken it down even further, into four more areas:

  • Drawers
  • Cabinets
  • Closets
  • Surfaces

The plan is to take a Saturday morning every week n 2021, pick a room, then pick drawer to start with.

For example, I could start in the dining room first. It is small and we only have one buffet table with 3 drawers and 2 cabinets. I would take a Saturday morning and clean out a drawer. Next Saturday clean out another drawer.

Now, since the buffet table is so small, I would do all 3 drawers and save the cabinets for the next Saturday.

This way, I will not get overwhelmed, I will feel like I accomplished something, it won’t eat up my whole weekend.

I like the plan and will give it a whirl.

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