As you have probably seen on Instagram, we have been playing the minimalism game in our household this month. My partner and I have both been playing, and we are now on day 17. I have learned a lot about us and our habits and I thought I would share this with you all!
1 – I own a lot of things.
Not one day has gone by where I thought “oh no, I’m going to have to give away something I actually love. Don’t get me wrong, I’ve had the pain in my heart when I forced myself to ignore the “just in case” screams coming from my brain, but not once have I yet had to decide if I part with something that I truly love. It has been junk draws, old socks, towels we should have gotten rid of a while back and general miscellaneous junk.
2 – I didn’t know everything that I owned.
If you had asked me what was in the back corner of the cupboard in the spare room, I wouldn’t have had a clue. Now, after looking at those items, they weren’t things that I just “forgot” that I owned, they were things that we must have received from family or friends when we moved in, and literally never took out of the box.
3- I still have a long way to go.
I am not looking to become a minimalist by any mean, but even to get myself (and my partner) to a place where we use or treasure everything we own, we have a long way to go. But, by the progress we have made in the last 17 days, I feel truly inspired and motivated to keep going.
Have any of you played the minimalism game? I’d love to hear your stories in the comments below! I’ll continue posting our journey on Instagram so all of you can keep me and my partner accountable! Plus, if you would like to subscribe – click here to receive email updates every time we post a blog.