After three days of cleaning, I have gotten rid of about 1/3 of my stuff. I donated most of it, too. My room has so much less clutter – it really feels like a big weight was lifted off of me. I could probably get rid of a few more things, but the majority of the unnecesary stuff is gone. Since I don’t acquire things that often, I’m thinking this is going to be one of the last times I’m going to have to do this.
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I’m already well on my way to completing this goal, but to really do it right I want to have my own house with a yard so I can grow my own vegetables and fruits. I also want to power my house exclusively with solar powered pannels I’ll put on my roof. I don’t want my house to be cluttered with things I don’t need or use. In my apartment I have right now, I’m about 80% done with weeding out all of the unnecessary things I have. I take anything I don’t need and donate it to Out of the Closet (and then I can write it off later).
What would be awesome is if when I finally buy a house if I could start my own animal rescue to help animals that are in danger of being killed at the animal shelter, and any strays that come my way. I would want to find them good homes so that I could have more room to take in more animals and keep finding them responsible homes.
I’m going to clean out my closet before my trip to vegas so when I come back I’ll be coming home to a nice neat organized clutter-free house. To me, that’s not all there is to living simply, but it’s a good start.
I want to reduce my carbon footprint – I’m already doing really well in that sense because I’m a vegetarian and I buy organic locally grown produce, but until it gets down to zero, there’s still some improvement to be done.