a fix of minimalism

i have been going through a bit of minimalism withdrawal lately.  over the span of 36 days, i will be in town for only seven – and those seven have been filled with visiting relatives, spending time with my kids, and meetings at work.  as a result, i have had nothing to report about my personal minimalism efforts (maybe you have noticed).  and even worse, i have been itching to get back to the job that i started 45 days ago.

luckily, this evening (friday) i was able to sneak in an hour of minimalization around the home.  i was quickly drawn to the storage room downstairs and went to work.  old toys, old knick-knacks, old books, old tools, and old boxes went flying.  4 large trash bags tied and ready for the dump later, i feel satisfied.  i have had my minimalism fix. 

i wonder what i would have said if somebody had me told when i was 21 that i would soon be spending friday nights celebrating the trash that i have collected…  oh well, maybe if somebody had told me when i was 21 to stop buying stuff, i wouldn’t be in this mess today.

Joshua Becker

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  1. Katrina says

    Becoming minimalist is very much worth it. I’m glad that you decided to embark on it. I have been doing it for a few months now, and it is an ongoing project to make it a lifestyle with all the consumerism out there. Just wanted to encourage you to keep it up. I will take some of your tips. You can visit my blog for tips as well. http://urbanminimalist.wordpress.com/


  2. says

    I think this “minimalist fix” is what I’ve been trying to grasp at. I’ve only been doing sections at a time and taking breask and quite often, while one area is tidy, when i step back; the whole room still loks as bad as it was. So I’m now focusing a bit more on those areas which draw my attention, which I’ve started to blog about.

    Thanks for the inspiration.

  3. says

    Hey Joshua,

    I’m currently going through your posts from 2008 and this is the first comment I post.

    Simply to say that I’m thankful to read your blog before my thirties ;)
    Although I’m kinda not too bad at decluttering and keeping our living space free, I still find plenty of optimization for some “less is better”!

    And same as you, I feel so happy getting rid of stuff during weekend.
    I really hope to reach a gap where I feel everything left is only the essential!

    Have fun. I’m continuing to read your posts!


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