Great. You’ve decided to live simple.
Congratulations! I assure you, your life will be a lot more bright now that you have less clutter.
Now, then the next question is, where do you start?
My guess is, you already own too much stuff you’ve been collecting since University (or even in some case, from your childhood). Where do we start this journey, and how?
When I first was introduced to the concept of living simple life, I was amazed by it. It sounded too good to be true.
But whenever I actually tried to do something about it, it seemed impossible to start because my mind was not used to the concept of “letting go”. Thinking of letting go even really unnecessary stuff was very hard for me. I thought even junks (i,e clothes you’ve not been wearing for more than 10 years, movie tickets, museum vouchers, not working pens.. etc.) had a little bit of memory attached to it.
Best way that worked for me was to take pictures. Since the biggest reason on me having attachment to the junk was on “remembering memory” part, taking pictures and knowing that I still have that memory saved somewhere in my drive, mad the process so much easier. Do I go back yo archive and look at it? Not really. That’s why they were clutter. But it really does helps you be strong and make a decision on it.
And as for most of the tasks in life, the more you practice, the more you get better at it.
If you were struggling to make a decision and let go, try taking photos.
And share with us your experience!