November 29th, 2018
Being A Minimalist
The desire to work toward being a minimalist is a byproduct of being a Professional Organizer. Daily, I witness how “too much stuff,” “inherited stuff,” and “over acquiring” causes stress for my clients. I come home each day and want to let go of the excess in our home.
Key points from listening to Joshua & Ryan of The Minimalists at our NAPO Conference:
- Our memories are not in our things.
- By having less sentimental items, you can enjoy them more
(rather than “watering down” the sentimentality by having 100’s of them).
- Consumption isn’t the problem. Compulsory consumption is the problem.
Sitting in an empty house without your “pacifiers” is no good.
- Does X bring me joy and serve a purpose? Don’t just trash your stuff, ask
yourself this question.
- Think about your passions and relationships, “living for stuff” is not really living.
Want to work toward a minimalist lifestyle? Try to let go of one thing a day for 30 days and see what happens! I’m in, are you? “Love people and use things—the opposite never works.”