It is hard to live like a minimalist with 72 pair of underwear
I have wanted to live a like a minimalist ever since I found Joshua Fields Millburn & Ryan Nicodemus’s blog, the minimalists. They write about living a meaningful life with less stuff.
How might your life be better if you owned fewer material possessions?
–Joshua Fields Millburn & Ryan Nicodemus
It is hard to live like a minimalist with 72 pair of underwear.
Last year I made the commitment to not buy any clothes for 365 days. Usually I get rid of clothes every month. But I kept everything after starting the challenge to be content with what I have. I hoarded my clothes. Even the clothes I had not worn in over twenty years I didn’t want to get rid of. What if I got rid of something and I realized I made a mistake?
I was afraid of making a wrong decision so I didn’t make any decision.
On Sunday I wrote a story on my blog about the extreme need I have to be perfect. I admitted how hard it was to make up my mind. Somehow admitting what I struggled with make it easier to make up my mind today. I took all of my clothes out of my closet and bagged up all the clothes I haven’t worn in more than a year.
I took seven pair of shorts, seven skirts, seven pair of pants, thirteen sweaters, three vests, six coats, ten dresses, eighteen t-shirts, ten long-sleeved button-up shirts, three scarfs, ten tank tops, six bras, two bags, and five pair of shoes to the thrift store. And I threw away fifty-six pair of underwear.
My life is already better. I have fewer choices to make when I choose my underwear in the morning and I can now find my exercise pants in my closet.
How might your life be better if you owned fewer material possessions? Please tell me in the comments. I would love to chat.
About Pamela Hodges
My name is Pamela Hodges. I am a writer and an artist. I write to encourage and to bring laughter. I paint cats, draw cartoons and write books for children and grown ups.