Haven’t yet but seriously considering getting rid of the ironing board. Maybe keep the iron in case I need it (hee hee) I can always use the dining room table or the floor. Have done that several times.
hahaha This is a project I have been procrastinating forever. Maybe 2020 will be the year I will get started. Would love to learn more about the positives and negatives of going minimal. I will keep checking back on this discussion. Thanks!
I donate to The Salvation Army every 3 months , it has helped me to live a minimalist life , sometimes we only realize later that we shouldn’t have done it. Better late than never. BTW good ones from Andrea
Plastics in the kitchen and anywhere else can be eliminated. Switched to glass jars and containers. The plastic containers will not go to waste, though. I’ll be using them for office organization and garage organization. Whatever is left over will be donated.
February 6, 2020 at 10:25 pm
I seem to have the opposite issue, I find it very easy to give things away. I realised a long time ago that attachment (to objects) was caused by love, the memory of when an item was purchased, the sentimentality of someone dear to me who had gifted an item etc. It dawned on me that what really mattered was not the objects but the memories. I carry those with me always, they take up no space.
February 7, 2020 at 3:39 am
The wise, spiritual masters of the East have always promoted ‘simple living, high thinking’ which I grew up hearing regularly from my late mum. This is essentially minimalistic living so that the impact on the planet resources is minimal. As a rule of thumb I try to only buy the essentials so things don’t accumulate over time. It saves so much time on shopping. Lol.