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post #121 of 126
^That's what I always do- If I'm not sure I want to keep something, I just put it away in a closet somewhere else in the house for a few weeks. If I forget about it, or don't care about it when I find it again, then I sell/donate it. Even after doing this for a long time, I still had to get rid of a lot of stuff when I recently purchased a tiny house. It always feels good to get rid of things I don't need.
post #122 of 126
bump for a good thread...



one of my methods, is to intentionally place items I need to make a decision on IN THE WAY. So I don't let boxes, clothes, toiletries, etc get packed away neatly in storage spaces like drawers, cabinets, or even shelves. I put cans/jars/bags on the kitchen table, so I constantly have to see them and use them up. I make a pile of clothes that I'm going to wear a few more times and toss at the season's end and put them right where I can see them. I do it so that they don't get hidden away, and also so that eventually I'm so sick of looking at this pile of whatever it is and dealing with it that I just want to get rid of it.
post #123 of 126
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bump for a good thread...



one of my methods, is to intentionally place items I need to make a decision on IN THE WAY. So I don't let boxes, clothes, toiletries, etc get packed away neatly in storage spaces like drawers, cabinets, or even shelves. I put cans/jars/bags on the kitchen table, so I constantly have to see them and use them up. I make a pile of clothes that I'm going to wear a few more times and toss at the season's end and put them right where I can see them. I do it so that they don't get hidden away, and also so that eventually I'm so sick of looking at this pile of whatever it is and dealing with it that I just want to get rid of it.

It sounds more like you are a slob but what do I know.
post #124 of 126
Interesting old thread. Still the same way for the most part, in fact I'm completing a 8' x 5' bookcase and realising that I don't actually have much to put on it.
post #125 of 126
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It sounds more like you are a slob but what do I know.

no, actually pretty OCD. Everything that's in it's place is very organized. It's just that odd 10-20% of things that I'm trying to get rid of that I strategically put 'in the way' so I don't forget about them so I proactively deal with them. Slob would be an overstatement. I usually have about 2-3 piles around the house of clothes (in my room one pile), toiletries (one group on a shelf in the bathroom) and food (off to the side on a table or counter)
post #126 of 126

Well, now comes my humble opinion: Minimalism is the Art of not having unnecessary things. Its like if you are on a submarine: only take the things you really really need, and throw away those things, you dont really need for being happy. That is all.

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