January 04, 2016

Becoming a Minimalist

stuff stuff stuff stuff STUFFFFFFF!!! 
I feel like we live with too much stuff. Feel the need to keep buying this stuff then somehow convince ourselves that we paid for it, therefore, we need to keep this stuff. My goal for 2016 is to become a Minimalist. 

I am by no means an expert on Minimalism and do not plan to completely throw everything I have away and live off the lands or some shit lol. But I do want to declutter and downsize my living.

About a month ago I realized I buy a lot of stuff with the intent of using it but without fail, it ends up either left in the bag for weeks or used once and forgotten. Given I'm a broke college student, I can't afford to keep wasting money on impulse buys. Also, practicing minimalism will help me really see which things I use regularly and which things I don't. 

After doing my research, I realized there are different degrees of Minimalism. You can become a minimalist mentally, physically, and artistically. I want to become a physical and mental minimalist but not to the complete extreme if that makes sense. I watched many videos from minimalist Rachel Aust and a few others and their #1 tip is that "you do NOT have to own nothing, you just have to own less."  

Once I declutter and organize my room and kitchen I will make an updated post on my tips for letting go and starting fresh. I know this will be hard for me because I am sort of a hoarder lol. But it's only the first week of January so why not start off the new year with a clean slate and new mindset!! 


  1. I like this post girl! I love the idea of minimalism because it makes you feel more free and clean. Like you, i could not be a complete minimalist..but I think I'm more on that side than the clutter side. You know how some people we know (grandparents, older aunts and mother in laws) decorate in that traditional way where they have so many knick knacks and statues and shit lol. There has to be a balance for me..but It will be interesting to see you declutter..bc you have a lot of stuff dear. lol not as much as in high school..but yea.

    1. Yessssssss I didn't realize before but now I see that most people like to fill up all the empty space in their house but sometimes less is more. Lol omg girl i have downsized since high school but I still have some waysssss to go lol. Thanks for commenting!

  2. This has been my constant journey and I think I'm doing okay. There is always room from improvement and I still have quite a ways to go, but I'm getting there slowly, but surely.


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