Don’t Organize- Just Downsize!
I feel like I say this a lot, but I can’t express how much sense this makes! Don’t organize your stuff. Downsize it, minimize it!
Ever since I watched the Minimalist Documentary starring Josh and Ryan from The Minimalists, I’ve wanted to work my way toward being more of a minimalist. I’m sure others have said this too, but the things they say just makes sense. Living life with less gives you more time to focus on things that are more important, like spending time with family, pursuing hobbies you’re interested in.
One of my goals is to live in a smaller than average home so I don’t feel like I need to fill it with stuff I don’t need. I want to be able to put down a huge down payment on a house and have it paid off in 10 years or less! I also want to be completely debt free! Once I’m debt free, maybe I can work less so I can spend more time with my kids.
I’ve noticed that families these days, myself included, have a lot of material possessions. I have neighbors with 3-car garages and usually, one stall is completely full of boxes and extra stuff that probably doesn’t fit in the house or stuff they are storing. That is something I don’t want for my life. I don’t want a lot of excess stuff in my life. I don’t want to be constantly cleaning and reorganizing.
I have been working all year, slowing minimizing my belongings. I’ve started to feel freer, less stressed, and find it easier to put things away.
I still have a bit more downsizing I’d like to accomplish in the next several months to a year. This has been a slow process, but it will be worth it in the end. If these reasons sound good to you, consider downsizing a bit. You don’t have to become a full-blown minimalist, but consider slowly eliminating the excess in your life so you can see what I’m talking about.
How I minimized my first month: 30-Day MinsGame