Today was the day I packed all my belongings here at the old house.Tomorrow, I will be moving my things over to the new apartment.
I am exhausted beyond words!
This experience has made me want to take my Minimalism journey all the more seriously. It baffles me, the amount of stuff I own. Most of it, I have because I can afford to have it, not because I need it.
In spite of the fact that I have given away so much already, so much still remains!
I read an article the other day which said Minimalism was for the rich, the poor do not have a choice, they have very less to begin with. And to be honest, I agree with it. If I did not have the money, I would never own some of the stuff I own.
I think the first thing one needs to do when moving towards wanting to be a minimalist is curbing the urge to spend mindlessly.
My friend Debbie ( check out her blog here ) gave me some really good advice about spending & being a Minimalist. She said, If you have the urge to buy something just because you have the money. Put the money in a jar & watch it grow instead. You can put the same money to some good use later ( which does not include buying useless crap from the mall that you don’t need )
The second advice is, before spending your money on something big, sleep on it for a day or two. Sometimes, we buy things in the spur of the moment & regret it later. The sleeping on it part will save you a lot of money & guilt as well!
These are words I live by now! Thanks Debbie!