I am always after things I can do to help our family live simply, which is why I took part in the 30-day minimalism game. After writing about my idea of minimal living at the beginning of March, throughout the month I sorted, and let go of well over 400 hundred items. A good car boot-load went to a charity shop, some things were sold, or passed on to friends, and there was a heap of paper work that was recycled. Just over a week ago the challenge finally came to a close and I have been reflecting on what difference it has made.
We all get that minimal means less, but is it that simple when it comes to minimal living? I like things. I like finding bits & pieces at antique markets. I like to have items in our home that are purely decorative. You wouldn’t think that these three things go hand-in-hand with minimalism, but why not? Is there room for both?
Hello and what a lovely break we had last week in Wales. Our holiday concluded with some brilliant outdoor fun at The Good Life Experience, but more on that another day.
Today I wanted to share a few thoughts on living minimally and let you know about a Vintage Jumble that is happening on Sunday October the 4th in Lindfield West Sussex. It’s not as random as it sounds, as these two things are very much related.
Before the summer I spent a lovely day mooching around Hastings as part of Ruth’s Gathered Cheer events. There was talk of organising a vintage jumble sale, where we could sell any of our unwanted props and bits and pieces we had collected over time.
This was such good timing for me as I had just started to de-clutter and sort through our belongings after our move. On top of this, after my summer of slow living, something I have been thinking about more is how ‘slow living’ will effect our house and the things we have in it.