The Adventure Begins – Starting our Minimalism Journey

Frugal Living, Minimalism / Wednesday, June 27th, 2018

For years I have collected, moved, hauled, and neglected my belongings. Even when something didn’t fit me or wasn’t used anymore I still kept it and moved it.

When I was younger, it was extremely hard for me to throw things away or donate them. I felt the need to hold onto everything.

When I moved out of my parents house, I took almost everything I owned with me. Most of that stuff could of and should have been sold/donated/thrown away.

One year ago, I stumbled upon the concept of Minimalism. I had just given birth to our beautiful second born daughter, J.

Here she was in all her sweet newborn newness…just being a tiny bundle of inspiration 😍

According to the Minimalists Joshua Fields Millburn and Ryan Nicodemus,

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.

Google “minimalism” and you will find dozens of blogs, websites, books, movies and podcasts on minimalism. It can be overwhelming to know why, how or when to start.

To me, minimalism means I’ll have Moore Thyme in my life to do what I love. This means that anything and everything that no longer serves myself or my family goes.

For the past year I have donated, sold and thrown away bags and bags of stuff. However, there is still a ton of our stuff that I want gone.

There is no reason to hold onto things that we don’t use or need. They take up space, they get moved around, they get in the way, they become a hassle.

My vision is to have a small space with plenty of sunshine filled with only the things we use and appreciate dearly.

What is more of an adventure than taking this journey to the near extreme? I have been gifted the motivation to succeed in downsizing and minimizing our family’s belongings.

There’s nothing quite like a big move that inspires you to donate or sell many items that are no longer needed or wanted. My goal is to fit everything we own into a 15 foot Uhaul truck. This means we will be reducing our possessions by about 50%.

Not everyone will be able to copy our journey and that is ok. This is OUR journey, and I’ll be here sharing with you how we will be doing it. I know you will learn, laugh, cry and most importantly, be inspired to make changes in YOUR life.

This is a real, unfiltered and honest look inside a family of 4 (with lots of “stuff”) moving from a 3 story, 2 bed, 2 bath townhome into a shared residential house.

I have just around one month to complete or mostly complete my purging. August 6th is our approximate moving date.

I’m glad to have you along for the ride and hope to inspire you to begin your journey as well!

xoxo Molly

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