I am not and never will be a minimalist, I scrapbook and I have a job that requires an entirely different wordrobe than my everyday clothing and those two things alone have a lot of stuff involved. With that being said, I have a strong desire to have less.
Joshua Becker from Becoming Minimalist talks about rational minimalism saying they want to ” encourage you to consider the journey and the far-reaching benefits that come from owning less. This is a blog dedicated to rational minimalism and discovering what that uniquely means for each of us.” In one of his Start Here posts he specificly says that he isn’t talking about owing 100 things or less which is one of the common minimalist challanges floating around the interwebs.
That is what we want, yes WE and I’m so excited to say that I’ve had this desire for a while now but it wont work unless everyone in your house is in on it. Mac is in! Everything changed this weekend when we realized that for 2 adults 1 baby and a dog we have over filled our 3 bedroom 2 bath house….YIKES! We both agree that we have too much stuff and its getting in the way of everything.
All of this extra stuff isn’t just a physical annoyance (umm we don’t have a place to put anything anymore) but its a stressor. Always moving stuff to clean…the cluttered feeling the stress to have new and better. We don’t need it any more and we are going to get rid of anything excess starting with our clothes. So as you can see from my Mini Goal Monday post I’m diving in had first and I couldn’t be more excited!
So here we go on a path to making our world better by having less!