I’ve decided to make my life simpler…I’ll be honest, I grew u with a lot. My idea of “roughing it” when I was a kid was camping in a motor home with a generator and sleeping on a pull out couch. As an adult, my idea of roughing it has to date been, “camping” in a luxury cabin. As I’m getting older I’m learning more and more that more stuff doesn’t make me happier – it makes me stressed.
I’m trying to pay off bills, prepare for the future, and just live simpler. I will say, that post divorce, I have practically NO furniture. My ex ended up with 100% of it, and 75% of my stuff (and my daughter’s…no idea how THAT works). I’m still learning but willing to give this a shot. A serious shot.
I want to live with only what I need and what I want, not live in excess.
Here’s a “copy/paste” of The Minimalists:
A new month is approaching—let’s play a game together:
We call it the 30-Day Minimalism Game.
Here’s how it works…
Find a friend or family member: someone who’s willing to get rid of their excess stuff. This month, each of you must get rid of one thing on the first day. On the second, two things. Three items on the third. So forth, and so on. Anything can go! Clothes, furniture, electronics, tools, decorations, etc. Donate, sell, or trash. Whatever you do, each material possession must be out of your house—and out of your life—by midnight each day.
It’s an easy game at first. However, it starts getting challenging by week two when you’re both jettisoning more than a dozen items each day. Whoever can keep it going the longest wins; you both win if you can make it all month. Bonus points if you play with more than two people.