This is a mix of my apartment tour and my path to minimalism story.
If you’re a reader, you’ll know that over the last two years, I had moved from the place that I grew up aka my parents house to my own place I now call home. First, I moved into a two-bedroom apartment that I shared with my cousin. Very large bedroom, big closet, with lots of windows, but living with that man was close to HELL. I never cohabitated except for the time my ex-boyfriend allowed me to crash with him for a couple of days out the week for a few months (that was long) but even that was different although I love me some him. In these experiences, I knew I needed my own space. With an abrupt move out of my cousin’s house to being temporarily back at home, shit got real.
Minimalism, here I come. I moved into my new apartment and started throwing everything that I hadn’t used or seen the year prior in the trash, I donated lots of clothing to my local salvation army, and organized as much as I could within the day I moved.
So about becoming a minimalist, I didn’t need a book to get on board and neither do you. A change in environment can make a huge difference. Seriously, LESS IS MORE. I can tell you about everything I own, and want to donate. Currently at the sixth month mark of living in my current apartment, I am about to purge my closet again. It’s the only place in my house that I consistently purge from. As you can see, I don’t have much but I have what I need in my apartment that makes it comfortable for me. They say that wearing 10 items for 90 days is minimalism, but that’s for some not all. I just believe that controlling what you bring into your home matters. Speaking from experience, start with the small stuff,
- the classic junk draw
- paper pile/ junk mail
- your closet, and so on.
Letting go of things that truly no longer serve a purpose are taking the steps to living a minimalist lifestyle.