I have been on the road to becoming a minimalist. I am so far from my goal but I have been able to take slow steps into it. I love the idea of minimalism because its freeing. No longer buying things out of boredom, which I have done my entire life. Saving that money for making memories instead. Being more creative with the things I do have, and actually using them. I subscribe to this site on my facebook, http://www.becomingminimalist.com . He has such wonderful ideas on becoming a minimalist, its a real encouragement.
I have gone through my entire house with what I call “first phase”. I cleaned out every closet, drawer, cabinet in every room and we had to take about 3 loads to our local goodwill. All this “stuff”. The hubby and I are on a mission. One of the last places I needed to go into was my closet! This one is hard since I am a girl and I love shoes and clothes. I am also pregnant so much of that clothes are things I can wear after the baby.
I kept putting it off but finally decided yesterday I would do the “first phase” on it.
Picture of my closet prior to first phase.
I am embarrassed to say I have about 33 pairs of shoes.. Didn’t know that till yesterday.
I went thought only on side of my closet, BABY STEPS. I got rid of clothes I knew I had no interest in wearing even after I get back to pre-baby.
It had to be more than 50 articles of clothing. The picture below is after first phase, it looks like I didn’t even make a dent.
Here is the proof I did take a lot of it out.
I will be going through the other side of the closet, my purses and shoes today. Wish me Luck… By the way this feels great