Sunday, June 14, 2015

Minimalist Attitudes

While becoming minimalist (great blog by the way) has been easy when it comes to living in our little sheltered apartment bubble, as soon as we open our big mouths around other people about the way we live, people start to squirm. I don't think its that they are uncomfortable per se. I really think that it just gets people to start thinking. While we hope that people don't view our exultations as judgmental we understand that they might feel, well, judged.

Just because we sleep on the floor - doesn't mean you have to. And just because we no longer are slaves to the xfinity/comcast cable conglomerate doesn't mean that you should feel bad that you are. Seriously, this is the type of living that makes us happy, but your type of living might and should look different and that is great. Especially if you are happy living it!

And that brings us to a few simple words of encouragement:
  1. If you own something and it doesn't make you happy, don't own it anymore
  2. Start small, we started with one item a week and now we've been decluttering and de-owning for half a year. yowser.
  3. Always ask yourself, "Do I really need this?"
  4. Confucius says, "It does not matter how slowly you go, as long as you do not stop."
  5. Josey's CONFESSION: It helps to do it with someone who will support and encourage you along the way, even when other's think you might need a psychological intervention or more stuff.
Other minimalists' have had to defend the lifestyle from those that see it as too radical, too frugal, and too anti-economy. We just hope that you will (read our blog and) live life the way you want to and don't feel like our lack of stuff is a way for us to judge you or your stuff. Leave comments below if you have questions on how we cope or need another one of my amazing 'Tip of the Week' tips to help you out.

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1 comment:

  1. I'm happy to join you in escaping from Comcast, but you know I'm still a little worried about you sleeping on the floor without a pad or futon!