Saturday, November 5, 2011

Working towards becoming a Minimalist

We're moving in a direction of becoming minimalists.  I'm dragging guiding the family in that direction.  I read this article today ~ one of several that I've read over the last couple of months. 

I CRAVE less in my home.  Not that we live in clutter.  I just like clean lines and space.  

My family thinks I've gone out of my mind.  Tonight I started in the kitchen. Sam actually asked if we were packing and moving.  I took an ENTIRE clothes basket overflowing OUT of the kitchen.  GREAT items.  Some are just extra that I will store until the other 2 items just like it wear out (I may have reached a limit on how many rubber spatulas one person needs in the kitchen).  Some items we're just simply getting rid of.  Then there are the things that get used once or twice a year ~ you know like the meat thermometer to check to make sure the turkey is done.  It really should go with the roasting pan and not in a drawer for me to move every day.  So I'm re-assigning where items go. 

Tomorrow I'll go thru the basket of 'keep' items and put them in their new home (storage, or with a like item). 

We'll also start our 'get rid of' box. 

I invite you to join me, as we move in that direction of less is more. 

1 comment:

Karen Twombly said...

I agree and have been moving toward the same!
I think taking care of all that stuff takes way too much time away from what could be more noble pursuits!!