Now I want to start this off by saying there are no rules to minimalism.

The minimalists define it as “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.”

Joshua Becker defines it as “minimalism is the intentional promotion of the things we most value and the removal of everything that distracts us from it. It is a life that forces intentionality. And as a result, it forces improvements in almost all aspects of your life.”

For me I define it as “buying and using only the things that you need, removing the things that you don’t in order to give yourself freedom from overwhelm to focus on what really matters.”

So I am 15 months deep into this journey at the time of this post (April 2019) and I thought it would be interesting to let you know what I have gotten rid of so far.

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As I have said many times before this is a journey and I just keep going room by room and minimizing the access. It gets a little easier every time and what I thought we still needed last round will often make it to the donate pile this round.

Freedom from overwhelm is what this gives me. Time to do what I really want to do, to enjoy my life instead of managing my stuff. I am really loving my journey to being a minimalist. I hope this post inspires you and shows you that you really can live with less and be happier!

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Trying to live a more minimalist life has brought so much clarity and joy to my life. I have been on a minimalism journey for 15 months now. I am sharing my minimalism journey on youtube. I share my tips I have learned for decluttering and simple living on my journey to a minimalist lifestyle. #minimalism #minimalismjourney