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Do you decorate, and if so how much?
Poole Bay at dawn, a few days ago.
My parents are hoarders. I’ve gotten their habits and I want to break them. I don’t know what to do with junk drawer items. In addition to that, what do you do with extra accessories that you don’t need or may need later?
Example: I have a monitor attached to a monitor arm. What do you do with the stand that came with it? Now multiple this by 4-5x with other things that are in the house.
So I am in the process of minimizing my wardrobe and currently have wayyy to much stuff ! What were some things that helped move into a minimal way with your sentiments.
edit: thank you dudes !
My family just spent a week on holiday in a rental condo and having no things was amazing. I have been overwhelmed by the excess in my home since returning. We were somewhere hot so the clothes were so simple compared to the epic amounts of snow gear required at home, we packed one medium suitcase for the five of us (praise be for laundry in the unit).
I do keep things pretty minimal at home but being away just reinforced how much further I could go. Like with art supplies, I packed 12 markers and one fresh blank notebook per kid and they coloured for hours some afternoons.
The kitchen was wonderful, just having the things we bought that week in the kitchen and pantry made it so easy to keep tidy and eat through the food. I'm contemplating emptying out my entire kitchen and then only bringing back in the things we use.
I feel uneasy thinking of pairing down my wardrobe anymore, it all fits very comfortably but there are items I don't wear. I really liked having "uniforms" on my trip - am I going swimming, beach walking or around town, ok better put on my one outfit for that thing.
I'm just at kind of an awkward place in my minimalist life. We live in a smaller than average house, we have lots of space inside to do the activities we want. The original push to declutter came from the time it was taking to tidy and manage all the objects in our house. Now, I am able to tidy and clean the whole house in 2-3 hours a week so that's no longer the incentive. But having lived for a week with so much less (and unsurprisingly still a few unused things) I feel like I could go further.
Any thoughts on how to logistically simplify areas of my home? Is it bananas to empty my kitchen and start from scratch?
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Hello! My boyfriend is a very no nonsense minimalist. I am a knick knack lover and finding Christmas gifting difficult. For his fellow minimalist out there are themed baskets of things stupid for Christmas? We take baths a bit so I was thinking a bath basket, Epsom salts, bath bombs, shower steamers etc.... or we cook & he BBQs a lot so a kitchen/bbq basket, cool kitchen gadgets, spices, recipe books.... ? Idk I'm at a loss for what to get him, not to mention when he wants something he usually just goes and buys it right away. He's into gaming, PC, PS5, Nintendo Switch, he likes anime, the gym, food so any ideas are appreciated! Thank you <3
in my case it was Kraftwerk music
Celebrating my third decade of minimalist living, with the holidays quickly inching their way onto minds I have an annual chore to do.
The chore? One short email to folks I've come to know within the past year - a gentle reminder - no presents please.
I offer the suggestion that if they feel strongly about exchanging gifts, let me know. My gift to them will be $$ anonymously donated to a charity of my choice - receipt included in a card. If they wish to donate whatever amount they'd spend on my gift - to a charity of their choice - perfect!
Those I love and who love me know - once a year - Zelle me $$ to include in my donation to a charity I choose - donated anonymously.
For those who walk the minimalist path - how do you navigate traditional gift giving?
Hello, my wardrobe is more on white, tan, black and grey. How do you all remove stains and maintain the cleanliness of the clothes?
So I’ve been recently looking into the minimalist lifestyle. Trying to figure out the best way to start. (I’m 33f) I’ve always liked ‘nicnacs’ you know little things to put on display that each show a little of my personality but over the years they’ve accumulated and I realize they’re just not necessary. Not an amount that’s too crazy but enough to where I want to downsize in order to save space, time cleaning, and just looking better aesthetically. My idea is when downsizing I want to pack things up and keep them in my one room I use for storage in my home. It’s neat storage, don’t get me wrong. I don’t want to get rid of EVERYTHING. But decor wise I was thinking that the things I do use to decorate I can switch out as often as I want and exchange what I have in my storage. Has anyone here done anything similar? I’m brand new to this so… please don’t flame me lol. If anyone has suggestions on the best way to get started please tell me.
I have 7 pairs of socks. 3 pairs which last me for a week and the other 4 are for working out or when I hike. All my socks are merino wool so there's no odor when I'm wearing them multiple times. I also like how I can wear it when it's cold or warm because it's versatile.
I don't know if I'm taking minimalism to the extreme but I feel like this is an abnormal amount of pairs to own.
My capsule wardrobe too is pretty small too I only have 32 pieces of clothes that I wear on a daily basis excluding loungewear, activewear, and accessories which would bring me to 81 pieces in total.
Has anyone removed the flag off of these shoes without damaging them? Not to hip with branding on my clothes i wear a lot of plain clothing.
Not to mock those who love minimalism with less possessions along with the aesthetics of it but most of I see on the internet are all about aesthetics. Have to admit, even I, love that!
I just want to know if there are any filipino minimalists here who cares more about less posessions without being more into the aesthetics of it. I feel like when the 'minimalist' word is being brought up, the first thing that comes into people's minds are the aesthetic side of it.
I know that this isn’t really the place to ask, but I follow a youtuber who went all natural with not jeweling her appearence in any way.
And I wonder, do you think that way too?
I will be moving to Kamloops for studies early next year and am looking for people with similar views on life!
Hope to interact and make friends for life
I have everything I need in life, home gym, paid off car, enough kitchen supplies to cook healthy and delicious meals, utilitarian clothes and boots for working and hiking. I rent a small apartment and am in the process of owning fewer then 100 items. Live free people. Don’t sell your souls for fancy cars, expensive clothes and large houses you can’t even sustain or fill with pointless materials. Hike, kayak, sit in the sun, move your body, enjoy the cup of coffee and ribeye. Please live your lives to the fullest and have lots of sex.
I'm 21 y.o male and I already enjoy living a minimalist life, not rushing anything and buying something that I need. But I like luxury stuff too, like cars, phones, clothes, etc. Is it wrong/possible to live a simple life with luxury stuff?