It seemed long time ago since I did the last Decluttering session. And my — our — things unintendedly has become enormous in amount and size, and a bit uncontrollable. The signs have been real, I have experienced again email difficulties in finding good my things when I need them, even though I have minimized — pared & streamlined — many many categories of our belongings.
Kids are growing, finishing one school year, school holiday, traveling, discount & end of season sale everywhere…. Yes, growing kids need new garments, we stock the good material garments for them while discount (the price difference are significant), while the old ones kids still can wear them for another 6 months.
I reviewed my garments and apply new style, more mature style for 40 up (more loose style), since my collection looked more like a college student while my face & body has had collection of wrinkles & fat everywhere. Some of the old garments are still sit around because I still can mix & match them with my new ones.
So basically it’s not one-in one-out.
I need to do big challenge of Streamlining & Decluttering again. Minimize the things I have in each locker, cupboard, cabinet so I & everybody at home would be able to find any single thing in no time.
Recently, for myself I bought 5 outfits that can be mixed & matched and 12 under garments, but I giveaway 2 outfits & 2 under garments still.
So, am I a real minimalist?
Yes, I am a minimalist wannabe. Without minimizing & streamlining, it is difficult to maintain my insanity. Comparing to the extraordinary & inspiring individuals in the blogs I am nothing. However, comparing to my extended family (some of them are already a minimalist, but many are not yet) and my friends, I am.
I would regain my time & space. I would regain my focus & future. I start again my effort toward simplicity & productivity through minimalism. I start to brainstorm, dream again and be active to achieve it.
Finally, I restart small, low fruit…. Yesterday, I sent out 5 outgrown kid garments, and 4 of mine. Today, I giveaway more than 80 CD & DVD collections.
Hopefully, I can plan better each day for the better ends & productivity.