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Minimalism (The Not Owning Stuff Kind)

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by APK, May 1, 2010.

  1. zissou

    zissou Senior member

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    ^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.
     
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  2. Master-Classter

    Master-Classter Senior member

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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.
     
  3. Cool The Kid

    Cool The Kid Senior member

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    It sounds more like you are a slob but what do I know.
     
  4. SkinnyGoomba

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    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.
     
  5. Master-Classter

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    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)
     
  6. Kasekuchen

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    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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