It has almost been a year since I started the Big Project of Becoming A Minimalist while being Frugal, but I think I finally found a secret to pushing me to minimize my collection of material items.
It’s moving. Since I started this project, I’ve moved two times. The first time was to live with my future mother-in-law for three months until last week, when I moved to Texas. I have no idea how long I’ll be here, but I’m going to try to enjoy every minute of it.
To say the least, this was the perfect reason to minimize our collection of stuff. Now, I would be lying if I didn’t note that we still have a collection of items waiting for us at our parent’s house for when we get our first home. But! I can proudly say that we shrunk the amount of stuff we have by sending it to friends or Goodwill.
It’s definitely a good probability that when we finally get back, we will shrink the amount of stuff we have again that’s at our parent’s houses. Because living without the items kinda helps you see what you really do or don’t need. Right?
So What Helped In The Decision Of What To Bring?
The one I followed was created by Nialogique. And though my style is not exactly the same as what this list has it has helped me incredibly. For example, I only own one blazer, but I own two jackets. So there was some tweaking, but I was able to fit this whole wardrobe into two bags.
It all had to fit in a car.
It’s a simple enough thought. All that I wanted to bring had to fit in a car along with my fiances stuff and our dogs stuff.
Making A List, and Checking it Twice.
This was the toughest part of the process. I had to think of what all I would want to bring to make this trip fun but not interrupt my adventures on the internet. So I would need my camera, lavalier, recorder, board games, art supplies, etc.
It’s amazing how this big turning point in my life helped me realize what hobbies I really enjoy doing.
In the end, I had some difficulty with trying to bring what is essential, but like most things in life, this is a work in progress for me. For now I’ve brought what I thought was necessary for me to be happy and comfortable in our new home.
Hopefully in the next few months I can do even better with being a minimalist, and not over pack our new apartment with new items.
So it turned out that the secret to becoming one step closer to becoming a minimalist for me was moving.