MInimalism, Personal

How minimalism is going so far…

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I would be lying if I said that it is an easy road because quite frankly it is hard, really hard. My house is in a state of shambles, things and stuff are everywhere. Mind you I have been eliminating and de-cluttering a lot and I mean A LOT but I just can’t seem to get to the finished product. Every time I seem to make a head start and see the light at the end of the road,  a big truck blocks my road and I feel like I am back to square one (figure of speech obviously). I know I will get there and that it didn’t take a simple day or even week, heck not even a year to accumulate all of this stuff that we own. It took a long time, years (I really hope it doesn’t take that long to get rid of everything).

I want to be happy when I walk into my house. I thought for a while that we needed a bigger space, that we needed more closets, a bigger pantry, more rooms… to get ourselves organized and at peace. What I realize is that is the last thing we need. What we need is less stuff, less demands and more time together as a family.

So,  I am going to continue along with my KonMari journey and go through all these possessions but take it a step further and not only think “Does it bring me joy?” but also ask the question “How often do I use this? Is it practical?”

I am hoping that in the process of this journey I will find a sense of calmness and inner peace with myself and my surroundings.

Now, onto the next area to de-clutter…..

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