Posted by: purityseekers | September 18, 2006

Minimalistic Madness!!!

     The definition of “minimalistic” is “being or offering no more than what is required or essential

     Thanks to my friend, Muffin, I have decided to delve into different ways to make my life more “minimalistic”!!!!  She used the word the other day as I've been in the midst of Boot Camp and changing our daily habits!  I have loved decluttering for years, especially after finding out about the FLYLADY, but even more since we started Boot Camp! I have really made some major changes and look at things in a different light! 

     I used to declutter things, do my 27 fling boogie, donate stuff, etc… but never really, TRULY minimalized stuff seriously!!  I'd still end up with a bunch of stuff around the house… just more neatly arranged LOL.  Yes… there WOULD be less stuff… but still LOTS of stuff.

     When I started Boot Camp, there was one major thing I remembered the Boot Camp article author saying… to get rid of stuff!!  She said to only allow the kids a few toys and to store the others away!  I did that and my life will never be the same!!  I have been a Mom for 9 years and I am just realizing that my kids don't require much to enjoy themselves!!!  Yes, I stored stuff away.  I haven't perfected this quite yet!!  BUT… storing things away is a lot better, in my book, than having a bunch of decluttered junk around my house available to all!!!  And there are honestly a lot of things I don't want to get rid of!!  So I let my kids trade toys in for other toys so we continue with our minimal lifestyle.  If they want a certain stuffed animal in our storage room… they need to give me another in exchange!

     I will be posting “minimalistic” rituals in different entries as I think of them or get ideas from all of you wonderful people!!  I'm not talking just decluttering… but really a drastic change in the way you live to make your life more simple!!  I will be posting each entry seperately so that I can link to them from one area if anyone wants to check out each idea individually! 

     Feel free to email me with ideas and hope we can all encourage each other to minimalize our lives so that we can we truly enjoy that “tranquil and quiet life” that God's word speaks of in 1Timothy 2:2!!! 

     In Christ, B 

 

 

 

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  1. I like to think of myself as a minimalist, but with homeschooling 5 children comes lots of STUFF! I am CONSTANTLY decluttering too. It’s like a hobby or something … a very strange hobby. LOL
    I just found your blog tonight and it looks very interesting so I’m going to add you to my friends list so I’ll be able to read your posts more easily.
    Oh, and I posted last week about Christmas … making it simple and clutter-free. You might like to read that. I’ve got a few more posts coming about having a clutter-free Christmas that I hope to post in the next week or so.
    Blessings ~ Diane

  2. Just stopped in to say Hi! I have always been very interested in the idea of less is more and only having that which is useful and that you absolutely love. I have read books on it, subscribed to magazines about it but I never truly implemented it into my life. I really wish I could, I seem to struggle in the area of letting go of “things”. I really want to work on this and I cant wait to see what ideas your blog posts have for me! We dont live in a large home compared to many of our friends and when we moved into our home a year ago it seemed huge and spacious, it is amazing how little time it took to begin filling it up with stuff.
    Thanks for sharing your cool idea for board games;0) Take care and God Bless!
    Krystal


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