Hey there Kind Friends! Today I am sharing a long overdue update to my Learning to Live Minimally quest. While I don’t consider myself a minimalist, I’m trying to adopt a more frugal lifestyle where I appreciate and completely use up what I have while also taking more appreciation in experiences versus things. Part of that is minimalism but I do think the name I adapted for this quest a few years ago isn’t entirely accurate.
The short story is that this is still an ongoing project. Changing my habits so that I want for less and use products to the fullest has been a trying experience but having a smaller budget recently has definitely reinforced my need for it. My beauty clutter has easily reduced by 75% and that is insane for me to think about because honestly, it’s all still too much.
If you haven’t read my previous Learning to Live Minimally posts, I share a little update as to why I started this product in the video below:
My next steps include a lot of the same things I’ve already been doing. I still have a lot of beauty products that I haven’t finished yet, believe it or not. Some of them are going to have to head to the trash soon though as they can’t possibly still be safe to use after 4+ years.
I’m also trying to be really particular with my home decor. A big part of me wants to go shopping to redo my home office and other key areas but I’m going to try and hold off. I have all that I need, just because some of the furniture pieces aren’t as great as I’d like them to be doesn’t mean that I need anything else.
There are a lot of items I think we can tidy-up, especially when it comes to our media section of the house, but that may take some time for us to work towards.
I hope to continue to live within my means, to hopefully build back up my savings after my time unemployed, and to enjoy absolutely everything I have to the fullest. I’d also like to learn how to sew but that’s a totally different matter.
Do you have any frugal or minimalist goals? I’d love to know what you are working on.