In Feb this year I basically moved back into my flat. It was my friends increasing rage as we spent two days reverse tetrising a 25 sq ft storage unit back into my flat that really was the hint that I had too much stuff. And the half a garage at my mothers, the bed at my fathers and the two plants at a friends.
I realised I needed to do something about it. Why had I kept, then boxed up, then moved (twice) 30+ back copies of Vanity Fair? Why did I have two copies of Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason on DVD? And what actually was in my mothers garage?
Queue a montage of charity giveaways, recycling, rubbish clearance and eBay sales. Some progress was made. But now its time to get serious. That’s right – its time to refer to a Guardian Lifestyle article.
Step 1: Decide why you’re becoming a minimalist
- My flat is teeny tiny
- I am on very tight budget so I need to curb my worst buying excesses
- I think I might occasionally form attachments to objects rather than people. I am working on that.