When I’m on holiday, I love the feeling of living with my favourite clothes, accessories and a few essential items. This led me to wonder if decluttering my home would give me the same feelings of calmness and peace, like being on holiday all year round!
When I moved into my apartment in 2011, I started letting go of the things I no longer used or loved. I enjoyed the extra space and calmness that came from the process. Follow this, at the beginning of 2014, I decided to drastically reduce my belongings and embrace a slightly more minimalist lifestyle. A notion of cutting out the distractions and replacing them with time, space and room for thinking and creativity.
It was an extremely therapeutic process. For me minimalism isn’t about not buying things, after all, life would be dull without the occasional treat. It’s more about enjoying a clutter-free life and the extra time it brings. I particularly like the quote, ‘if you are going to have fewer things they have to be great things’. Now, who can argue with that?
‘Buy less, choose well’ – Vivienne Westwood
The declutter raised £109 for Helen and Douglas House, £123 for Sue Ryder and I’m waiting to hear from Cancer Research, where the majority of my stuff was donated. To read more please visit my posts on decluttering, simple living and minimalism.
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