He he…I suppose I could have put my daughter on this list seeing how we sent her off to university on Saturday.  But  you never really get rid of your kids do you?!

Now comes the period of adjustment where we have to get used to being empty nesters. I’m sure I’ll cope just fine, in fact, I’m already starting to plan a few adventures in my head.

My quest for minimalism continues, this week I got rid of 17 items.  That brings me up to a total of 100 items trashed, recycled or given to charity.

Chow.

 

How much stuff do you have in your house or flat? If you’re anything like the average person, you’ll have about 300,000 items. I’m pretty sure we have twice that amount. What if you could only have 150 items, which ones would you keep?

Don’t think it can be done?

Well check out this man from Japan, Fumio Sasaki:

As he told Reuters, “Spending less time on cleaning or shopping means I have more time to spend with friends, go out, or travel on my days off. I have become a lot more active.”

Challenge accepted!

Well, ok, maybe not 150 items, but certainly I can accept the challenge to reduce the amount of stuff I have. Heck, we still have boxes in the attic that we never really unpacked since we moved to England 16 years ago!

Here’s an article you may enjoy on lessening how much stuff you have and how it can bring you joy.

And if you want to go deeper try The Joy of Less, A Minimalist Living Guide: How to Declutter, Organize, and Simplify Your Life

C