Since my last two posts regarding minimalism entitled “The First Step – Journey to Minimalism” and “Things I Love – Journey to Minimalism” a lot has happened regarding my continuous path to becoming a minimalist.
When I wrote those posts, I had gotten rid of so much stuff, at least 10 bags of clothes, rubbish, toys, etc that called my bedroom home. Believe me when I say it was a lot…there were numerous trips to the charity bins and a few days worth of absolute clutter in my room as I sorted through it all. After completing the initial declutter I was so I satisfied as I had gotten rid of so much stuff, but in all honestly I still had a load of useless stuff.
So, round 2 of absolutely brutal decluttering began a few weeks ago. I managed to get rid of 2 pieces of furniture in my bedroom as I no longer needed them due to the extent to which I removed more things from my possession. I am amazed at how much stuff I actually had in my room that I didn’t need…how did I let myself collect so much stuff?
In round 2, I searched for hidden places and areas that I always put off decluttering – this included the top shelf of my cupboard which seemed to have become a collection site for useless stuff over the years. I donated all of the books in my room and therefore also got rid of my bookcase. I went through my shoes as well as my clothes again, because with my furthered knowledge of minimalism and how I could truly declutter I was able to let go of things I hadn’t previously in ’round 1′.
During round 2 I also decluttered my study area, purging endless school books, random papers, waste and unusable stationary – which will certainly help me this year in school in regards to reducing stress and remaining focused.
There is always room for improvement and growth. I tell myself that every step in the right direction is a victory. Don’t think of yourself as a failure just because it looks like you’ve only put a dent in your collection of stuff – keep at it and employ strategies to ensure you don’t rebound AKA go out and buy more useless stuff and remain minimal and happy for life.
Thanks for reading and be on the look out for a future post regarding how to create a minimalist room with loads of pictures!
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