I’m not sure if I ever get to be an extreme minimalist. That’s just not my style because it’s too sterile. Based on my current self assessment, I’m still a hoarder/pack rat and I desire to change that. Cleaning and organizing is not my cup of tea and I get bore with such task easily. I rather do something I like – creating instead of cleaning.
At the moment, I am not working so I can’t use the excuse that “I don’t have time” because of work. I desire to simplify my material possession even more and I’m doing that at my own pace.
Today, I went to the Savers store again to donate the below items. I deserve to have a pat on the back because I did went into the store to browse around. However, I walked out empty handed – I bought nothing. Zero. Nada.
1 grass trimmer. I thought I gave this to my brother to drop it off a while back when he has the truck at the time. Don’t know how it gotten back into the shed. I rarely go back there and only see it laid in the shed 2 days ago when I was cleaning the back yard. I was determined to get rid of it so I made it fit into the trunk of my Corolla. It fell so good that the trimmer fit inside the trunk because it was empty; except a few empty re-usable bags.
1 acrylic stool. Was saving it for back yard bbq in case we get more than 3 guests. That never really happened so I removed it from the shed into the donate pile.
1 French style bulletin board. It didn’t really fit in with the decor nor have a practical use.
2 brand new pictures frames with price tag still on them.
Almost 10 books.
I desire to simplify my material possession beyond today’s effort. I do have a lot more to be donated but it’s still a work in progress.
As I continue to de-clutter, spring cleaning and simplify my environment, I am affirming the follow:
*Simplicity in my outer world, aligns me with simplicity internally.
*I live simply, with what I need, love, and has meaning for me.
*I keep my personal space free of excess and clutter.
*Possessions do not feed my spirit. I am liberated from the desire to hoard things. I let go so there is room for something better to come in.
*I want to be a good steward, and so I must let things that no longer serves me go somewhere that they can be better cherished, properly used.
*Have nothing in my house that I do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful. (Adapt from William Morris’s quote).