Lifestyle, Minimalism

5 Things I’ve Regretted Getting Rid of When I Went Minimalist

5 Things I've Regretted Getting Rid of When I Went Minimalist | This Miss CooksPhoto by Philipp Berndt on Unsplash

As popular as Minimalism has gotten these days, there seem to be as many articles singing this lifestyle’s praises as there are complaining about it as a trend. I certainly don’t think that the Minimalist lifestyle is the only way to be happy, but it’s definitely true that many Americans feel the psychological toll of clutter without seeing a clear way to fix it. It’s also been a true lifesaver in our move to a much smaller place.

I know that a common fear (indeed a regular one of mine) is that I’ll end up regretting getting rid of an item long after it’s gone. In fact, I  bet there are few things more disheartening with setting out on a more Minimalist path than letting go of something you truly do miss. So many advocates of it will try to paper over that possibility and ignore the sadness you might feel with a “you won’t even remember it in a week” or “I’ve never regretted it and neither will you!” Continue reading “5 Things I’ve Regretted Getting Rid of When I Went Minimalist”

Lifestyle, Minimalism

Moving and Minimalism: More Than Just the Trash Can

Moving and Minimalism

As we’ve been downsizing drastically for our big move we’ve repeatedly run into issues with finding ways to get the junk out of our house. Here in Portland we get one trash can that’s picked up by the city every two weeks that we share with our two roommates, so we have to be very strategic about tossing items in there. Besides, I’ve seen Toy Story 3 and I always assume that objects are sentient just in case. Continue reading “Moving and Minimalism: More Than Just the Trash Can”