11 Things In My Apartment That Are Still Hard For Me To Declutter As A Minimalist
Two years ago I embarked on this journey to get rid of my crap. I would shop 3x a week (only God knows with what money) to fill voids in my life. Thankfully, I no longer do that and have developed a since of self-control in that department. While I am pretty darn content with the stuff that I own, there are a few (ok, maybe more than 2-3) things that are still hard for me to let go of.
11 Things In My Apartment Hard For Me To Declutter As A Minimalist
An extra pair of sweatpants
Semi-dead Plants (what? they still provide oxygen!)
Cards (I’m a sucker for a good letter)
Old pictures on my computer (I might not remember those people but I remember the adventure)
That one extra set of plastic utensils from take out (Hm…I’ll definitely recycle those after this post)
Winter Coats that I just can’t let go of like my baby blue Universal Standard Puffer Jacket (did I mention how much I love coats)
Old journals from my childhood (Am I the only one who giggles at their hand writing and what we thought were major problems?)
2-3 Velvet hangers from TJMaxx or Marshall (I randomly find 1-2 and I automatically find something that I have to wear)
Random papers with notes (I love my bullet journal but there is nothing like using a fresh stack of post-it notes)
Hair Rollers (I know that I shaved my head but what if someone comes over and needs them? Girl I got you.)
Extra Priority Mail Boxes for my Poshmark Reseller Closet (I definitely ordered way too much so these definitely have to go).
We all have stuff in our house, significant or insignificant, that we really don’t need but bring us joy or….we simply forgot to declutter them. The point is that no one is perfect. There are still some things that I want to get rid of but it’s not a priority for me as I’ve decluttered the most important areas that needed help. I’ve tacked my closet to build a capsule wardrobe using the clothes I already own and my kitchen isn’t super cluttered because let’s be real…I eat and make the same things.
If you don’t have every single area of your house hasn’t gone through the Marie Kondo method then this doesn’t mean that you are not a “minimalist” or even a “good minimalist.” When we put ourselves in boxes to meet a certain criteria, we limit our ability to be human. In fact, this keeps me humble as I teach women that you can evolve from a shopping addict to someone who is wildly content with less.
If you’re house is spotless all the time then I want to see your after you get fired from your job, after a divorce, or after your lights get turned off because you couldn’t afford it. Remember that there needs to be some level of grace in this journey and process. Don’t beat yourself up for not having a spotless, all white space with plants in every corner. Your home needs to look and feel like YOU and not the person you’re trying to replicate.
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