Remember when I said that I am taking baby steps towards a minimalist lifestyle? It doesn’t matter if you start slow, it matters to start somewhere.
So, here are 2 things that I stopped buying .
Every single time I was entering a store it was like something was guiding me directly to the aisle where they have all the cute journals and notebooks.
At first, I started buying journals that I knew for sure I am going to write in.
Then, I was trying to come up with ideas of how to use the notebooks that I was buying but not actually need. Sometimes I would buy a certain journal just because I liked the cover of it, the pages, the material, and so on (I know, that’s bad!)
Maybe you’re not like me and you really don’t care for journals and notebooks, but I am pretty sure that you have something that you buy just because it looks appealing but ends up not being used.
So, in case you do hoard notebooks an journals, this is what I did – very simple – I kept two of them: my faith journal and one in which I like to write down all my favorite recipes (cause I am old school like that).
I once started a mug collection. I was really enjoying having different types of mugs: with message, different colors, different sizes etc. But then I realized that they take so much space and they all serve the same purpose. I didn’t have where to put them anymore and I was never using all of them (even when we were having guests). There were just too many!
I think it’s the same thing like with the journals. There are just awesome designs out there, like this one, hehe:
So I decided to keep just some of the ones that were given to me as a gift (and have a meaning) or the ones that are my all time favorites.
It is crazy how much a little change can do. Now I am using those money for something else, my space is free and organized, and everything seems so much easy to access. I really feel like this minimalism approach makes things so much easier.