14/04/2015

Minimalism in your house in small steps

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 I am not going to say: one cup, mattress and toothbrush can stay, and get rid of everything else! Minimalism for me is not about proving others that I am better because I can live without A, B & C. I am not going to say that you can only be a minimalist if you have 10 clothes in your wardrobe. That is totally not what minimalism is for me.  I have way more clothes than that and I still consider myself a minimalist.



The shortest answer would be: minimalism is the art of balance between want and need.

For me it is all about owning things that are:

I like the idea of slow movement, slow fashion, slow food and what it stands for. For me minimalism is a healthier and happier life with clear mind and clean home. The idea of eating food in a rush was never as appealing as meal that I can enjoy and take my time to taste it. Also I do not like to be surrounded by things that make me feel claustrophobic. Plus who have time to clean it?   

Do you have one drawer in your home with an old postcards, batteries, tickets, keys, photos, buttons, and who knows what else? It is time to get this space back for example for folders with documents such as instructions, old bills, pay slips, phone bills etc. Some of the items that you are going to find there carry sentimental value. That is perfectly fine. Find a pretty box or folder and have your memories in one place.


What are the chances that you will wear something you remember about just when you have it in front of you? I would say, at least in my case, chances are less than zero. You might love the skirt from a sale, when you thought that bright pink was the number one for you. Do you still love it or is it just cluttering your place now waiting for a “perfect moment”, that let’s be honest might never come? In United Kingdom you can clear your wardrobe and help others by donating your clothes to various charities.



I was buying and keeping magazines with the persistence of a maniac. Yes, I probably would get back to one or two of them when I am ill. However I was not using them nowhere near as much to have two shelves less.  Do you still have your old notes from University? It might be just about time to say goodbye to them too.

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  1. Very interesting post! Thank god for minimalism! I like the info on clean life and clean living, seems the world is moving this way!

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    1. Thank you, I would like to believe that more people are aware of a mass consumption lifestyle and seek their own way.

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  2. I love minimalism, but it can be so hard for me! This is a great post; I love your definition.

    Shae @ Current Habits

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    1. Thank you Shae! Balance is the key for me. What's your definition? Iga x

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  3. I find that people's definition of minimalism varies, but I agree with yours. I don't see it as challenging myself to live with only one pair of jeans and a white t shirt, or one chair and a table, but living with the things I need and getting rid of the things I don't need. I laughed at the bright pink skirt reference because I actually own one that hasn't even been worn haha! and I definitely need to sort my drawers out! x

    www.from18tolife.co.uk

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    1. Hello, so how is sorting out your drawers going? I have new energy and want to sort out mine now! I cannot wait to get into my flat and have a good look at things I have. Have a lovely day, Iga xxx

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  4. I'm the worst when it comes to buying unecessary stuff and then I have a big mess all over my flat. Your post has inspired me to finally organise everything, because I'm dreaming about the flat with minimalism design!

    http://www.cojograab.com

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    1. Hello, how are you? How is your minimalistic journey going? I know what you mean! I love sales and I do buy more than I need or can storage. Nothing wrong with a bit of sale madness, I guess. :) Have a lovely day, Iga xxx

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  5. I love reading these kinds of posts. I've been trying to minimize my belongings and get rid of the clutter. Also once you do get rid of unneeded things, it's best to bring that same outlook when purchasing things in the future. This can be quite hard for a shopaholic like me.

    http://www.belovedstyle.blogspot.com

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    1. How is your minimalistic project going?:) x

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  6. I am a minimalist. I like clean lines and no clutter. I think better in tidy and clean environments.

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    1. It's always good to be comfortable in the surroundings we work and live. I prefer white spaces. x

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