Looking back on 2017, it seems I decluttered a lot. If 2016 was my introduction to minimalism, than 2017 was definitely the action year!
Here is a taste of some of the more significant areas that I minimised in 2017.
- My entertainment system. I used to have a fairly traditional entertainment system consisting of a TV, DVD player and DVDs. With time I accepted that these items got barely any use, and over a period removed them all from my life, along with the cabinet which housed them.
- The laundry. When I think of laundry now, I think of dirty clothes, some sort of a receptacle to wash them in, and some kind of substance to wash them with. I replaced specialised laundry liquid with dishwashing liquid, and got rid of the hamper. Dirty clothing is now stored in the washing machine or the laundry sink.
- Personal care. As women, we spend way too much time trying to ‘improve’ what we have. In 2017 I finally realised that the most important person I need to impress is me. Excess makeup, body wash, conditioner… These are just a few of the ‘essential’ beauty products that are no longer in my life.
Please know that discarding each of these items was a well thought out decision. Know also, that I spent a lot of time rehoming many of these items, except for any consumables.
I have to say that I have no regrets, and it seems silly that I had so many of these items in the first place.
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