Minimalism – Less is More
Minimalism is trending: Give stuff away, buy it used, buy only what you really need. But the group of people who try to use resources responsibly is still small.
To many, it seems like a daunting task.
You know … we don’t always have to go to an extreme. Even if you feel you are not ready to live autonomic somewhere in the woods – every bit counts. Doing one thing wrong does not mean we have forsaken the right to do other things right.
Once you start making some simple changes, you will realize how much better you feel. This week’s task is not just good for the planet, it’s also good for you. (You will find a download link for the graphic at the bottom of this post.)
Part with five items and bring them to a charity shop. It doesn’t matter if it’s a toaster you hardly ever use or a skirt that does not fit anymore. Sort out some stuff you don’t like, don’t need or don’t use. Home gym items are a great example for when “don’t need” does not apply so that I added the category “don’t use”.
It’s important that you don’t just throw the stuff away or sell it at a yard sale. If possible, check out a local charity shop, or thrift store.
Donate the items. And look around: thrift stores are not just for people in need. Have a look around. Something you love? Buy one single item that you like. Only one.
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