By definition minimalism is “…is a tool that can assist you in finding freedom…Freedom from the trappings of the consumer culture we’ve built our lives around. Real freedom” (www.theminimalists.com/minimalism).
Minimalism was first brought to my attention after watching a Netflix documentary (Minimalism: A Documentary About the Important Things ). Two men quit their 9-5 jobs, stopped spending and got rid of everything they didn’t use (by everything I mean EVERYTHING). The only items were the essential things they actually needed.
As I watched I thought about whether I could do adopt a minimalist lifestyle. I can’t tell you how many things I’ve bought and never worn or used that are simply collecting dust. Whilst I am overwhelmed with stuff, I still feel incomplete, not having everything I truly want.
My goal for this summer is to declutter my life and get rid of everything I don’t need. Here are the steps I’m taking:
Charity Shops – Giving away some of my clothes and furniture to my favourite charities
Cash 4 Clothes – In the UK we have cash 4 clothes stores where you can trade clothes for cash
Depop – Selling my clothes on Depop.
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