Minimilizm is the new “cool trend “. I like to think of it as less stuff to clean personally . I read the marie kondo book back when i was nesting with my last child and I went to a whole new level of organization .. which quickley fell wayside as i started to get back into regular life after the baby .
I come from a family of hoarders, people who could find a use for anything and who would also buy things for that sense of happiness you get from that new product / outfit /decoration . Except the things they were holding onto to use , were never used and piled up, The new things they bought quickly lost the elusive fulfillment they brought . I always had both these tendencies , however as I am in the ” teenage hood ” I am certanly more thoughtful about what I am bringing into home .
There are a few things I do not minimize / Do not Bother minimizing –
1 ) Pictures , letters, things of that nature. I have these things messily compiled into an old suitcase .I always think about maybe putting them into albums or organizing them but there is some real satisfaction in sifting through all these memories by hand .
2) Junk Drawer . Not to say that I never minimize it , I just don’t bother getting irked when I open the drawer and its chaos – if i can even get it open . So those 17 pens , 14 batteries no one is sure actually works and mail that might be important but we are not sure .. is safe for now.
3) My books – I did do a purge a few years ago and it was horrible . I love all my books read or not. They were all hand picked by me for whatever reason and I just love them all . Never going to force myself to purge again !
4) My random array of notebooks . my notebooks are a billion ( or possibly 50 ) spiral bound books of random things. It could be something i was into at the time taking notes on , or inspirational quotes or recipes or just doodles. Kind of like a journal I suppose. I did at one time try and condense them and that was not pretty . So now I have them on a bookshelf to thumb through whenever I like .
5) My 2000 screenshots . I thought about purging this particular category especially a few years ago when my phone kept telling me I had no space left on my phone . This is like my virtual spiral bound notebooks . I keep memes , recipes , things i like , things i want to read and things i want to make . I love being able to refer to it and even add it to my pinterest board if I feel like it .
Other than that it is a free for all for the rest of the house . Basically I live by that infamous quote from fight club ” the things you own end up owning you ” .