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[1: 2,035 of 10,000] Yes To 2021 Minimalism

In Project on December 4, 2020 at 10:32 AM

I have been saying to myself that I will declutter our apartment. Note that I said “our” apartment because I live with my youngest sister who loves to shop, and we have a different definition of what’s too much.

It’s been two years that I have been saying, “This is the year that I’ll live a minimalist life!” and I’m hopeful that next year would really be it.

Let me breakdown what I know about minimalism and the rule of thumb that I’ll commit to:

  1. Minimalism is creating more space, not to fill, but to be able to breathe.
  2. It doesn’t mean that I will give up my love for books and notebooks, those that gives me joy stay.
  3. I don’t need ten mugs if there’s only two people living in the apartment.
  4. We don’t need ten canvass bags! I have to negotiate with sissy about this because she’s obsess with canvass bags, and also clothes, shoes, make-up, etc.
  5. We don’t need twenty pillow cases if there’s only five pillows in use at a time.
  6. I can let go of the old magazines and empty boxes.
  7. I love books but I can share the knowledge and give out those that I’ve already read and outgrown.
  8. I can stop thinking about I might need this in the future, it’s time to donate those items.
  9. Next year, I will only shop for the consumable things (like Shampoo, fill my car with fuel, etc.) and to have an experience. No more shopping for new clothes, new books and new notebooks.
  10. I can do this, which means I have to do all the shopping this year. LOL! I just bought my three new books yesterday online, and that should be enough.

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