Throughout last year I became very interested in the whole minimalistic concept. I’ve never been a large consumer and I’ve always had clear outs every now and then but 2018 I really decluttered a whole chunk of my possessions. Moving house inspired myself and my family to sort through everything we owned (which was far too much) and only take to the new house the things we felt were worth keeping. A new year has inspired me to take this a step further and really embark on the minimalistic lifestyle. Here are the things I’m decluttering and how I’m keeping my possessions to a minimum in 2019.
Although I’ve sorted through my clothes a dozen of times I still find myself with so many items I’m not wearing. Theres a lot of items I find it hard to part with just in case I’ll need them one day. I know I most likely never will and really they should just go.
Books – Aside from two of my favourites I donate all my books to charity. I tend to only read a book once and definitely never more than twice so there’s really no need for me to hang on to them.
Makeup and Jewellery – I definitely don’t own a large amount of either but I know I still have so many products I hold on to that I know I’ll never use or wear. I need to remind myself I have my favourites and that’s all I need to keep.
Decorative Items – It’s so easy to fill every surface with candles, plants and little trinkets but it just makes everything look so much more cluttered. I’m really trying to keep these things minimalistic. I’d like to continue this throughout the year and put a ban on buying any more of these unnecessary items.
Shoes – I probably have roughly 20 pairs of shoes and I wear the same pair of black boots every single day (even in summer). This is one thing I haven’t got around to sorting yet but I know most of them could go. Putting this on my list to sort this year.
I have lots of ideas surrounding this topic so expect more from me in the coming weeks. Would you say you’re a minimalistic person or more of a hoarder?