How to Become a Minimalist by 2020

“Out of clutter, find simplicity.  From discord, find harmony.  In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity” ~ Albert Einstein

Clutter equal chaos for me.  I can’t focus or relax when I come home and stuff is everywhere.  And guess what?  Stuff is ALWAYS everywhere because we have too much stuff.  We have 23 full weeks left in 2019.  We are going to spend the rest of this year on a road to minimalism. 

First, if possible, purchase two large storage containers.  If you come across something important, like very important, store it there.  If not, get rid of it ASAP.  Donate it that same week.  Don’t let it linger in the car.  Say “bye bye” to crap!

I tried to balance tough weeks and tasks by following them with easier, lighter tasks.  If you finish a task, take a break for that week or move on to something, particularly something that you know may take you a while.  I’d love to see before and after pictures!  If you post a photo, tag #photosofthepack. 

Remember to show yourself some grace in this process.  So many things we own hold a sentimental value in our heart.  Allow yourself to grieve and say goodbye to things that you once thought were so important, but have learned truly are not.  Most importantly, try not to replace stuff with more stuff.  I look forward to taking this journey with you.   

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12 thoughts on “How to Become a Minimalist by 2020

  1. Enjoy. It can be done, small steps often and regularly will get you there. I’ve never looked back and do you know, it is liberating and really brings in change

  2. We’ve been throwing tons of stuff out lately in order to reduce all the clutter. And I’ve discovered that I actually don’t need any of the stuff we’ve accumulated over the years! So refreshing.

  3. I like things to be nice and neat. It really is hard to focus if it isn’t. My big weakness is papers… I always seem to get too many of them to have to file 7 stacks of them are laying around.

  4. This is so true. Sane here for me, I can’t relax when I come home and stuff is everywhere. And as you said, stuff is ALWAYS everywhere because we have too much stuff. The problem is I go on buying…

  5. One of the things that is hard to achieve is to minimize everything you need. It can take a lot of discipline out of you.

  6. Very fine article. Items worth sale, it can be stressful but if it’s going to be donated, why not use an abundant of sites to make a few bucks.

    1. We always hold on to things thinking we’ll sell them but don’t. So we just donated it all.

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