Our original plan for this episode was to share some of our takeaways on our journey to minimalism. You’ll hear our disclaimer that we are NOT pretending to have the corner on this market, nor do we want to re-invent this wheel, but rather, our hope is that you will feel encouraged to either a) keep going on your own journey or b) take the pressure off of starting your journey.
We had a lot of fun recording this episode (hence the giggles), however, during the editing process, we realized that somewhere along the lines of talking about minimalism, we morphed over into talking about organizing. AND the two are not one in the same — as you can see by some of the influences we’d like to pay homage to below. Now, I must say that “in the name of research” I took on a challenge to apply some of the steps I’ve gleaned and I tackled my son’s room. I also sorted my pantry. Went through school papers. And did more research (reading) and found myself knee deep in more awesome articles. While I love to Google with the best of them, I did have to set a boundary!
Quotes from those who’ve paved the way:
“Minimalism is a tool to rid yourself of life’s excess in favor of focusing on what’s important—so you can find happiness, fulfillment, and freedom.”
– The Minimalists; Joshua Fields Millburn & Ryan Nicodemus
“My space is organized — I know where everything is, all in neat piles — but it’s not at all minimized. Organizing is moving your stuff around. I have found that when my life is properly minimized there is a plenty of room for everything and my things tend to organize themselves.”