an exciting moment

you’ll have to cut me some slack – we are just starting down this journey.  but i am finding joy in some very small things.  i’m sure that after a month or two these things will seem like nothing to get excited about, but for now, i’m finding joy in them.

this morning was our first scheduled trash pick-up since my wife and i decided to intentionally become minimalist.  and it was clearly evident that something new was happening in my home.  instead of one full trash can, i took three overloaded cans to the curb this morning.  it was a great feeling for me to visibly see some of the things that we have removed from our room.  i found joy in the moment.  i’m unsure if my garbage man enjoyed it as much as i. 

sorry, bro.  but you’ll have to get used to it.

Joshua Becker

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Writer. Inspiring others to live more by owning less.
Bestselling author of Simplify & Clutterfree with Kids.

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  1. Ang. says

    I discovered your site via ZenHabits, and I’m just reading the whole thing from the beginning because I am going through a similar desire to minimalize and am thrilled to be able to follow someone else’s journey. I have been decluttering for months now, and I remember some of those early trash days and trips to Goodwill. Don’t minimalize those feelings of victory! It’s so rewarding to look at all that junk and realize it’s not yours to deal with anymore!

  2. di says

    I’ve been thinking over my attic. I’ve kept a list over the years and now realize that I’d be lucky to get up to $500 for everything.

    I think I’ll just donate rather than use my spare time to sell everything.

    I only want to take things out of the attic once. I don’t want to hang onto things until I finally sell them.

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