I have been really open about my minimalist journey and how I even stopped buying clothes for 3 years. Since then I have really learned to hone in on what my own personal style is, and have managed to maintain a minimalist wardrobe as well. If you are working to declutter your closet, but have that looming fear that you’ll get rid of something and then regret it for the rest of your life, I totally get it and I can help you out with that. That’s why I wanted to share the super simple 5 step process I used to not only minimize my wardrobe but also build a minimalist style all my own. (Oh, and subsequently doing all of this helped me break my shopping addiction.) So let’s get to it, shall we?
You know when I first started minimalism, I felt obligated to live by all of these unspoken rules I thought existed. Like I needed to have a tiny home or live out of a backpack in order to really be called a minimalist. How silly is that? Whenever I would have a stressful day I would turn to my favorite past-time: decluttering. Decluttering became a way for me to feel in control when I felt so out of control in other areas of my life. I would look at my book collection and feel like I had to remove some books from my life. I was a minimalist after all, I had to follow the unspoken code of minimalism that said if I haven’t read it in a year, it must go out the door. Right? Yeah, no. I’ve decided this is all nonsense and I’ll tell you why…
I remember the feeling of feeling so helpless and confused when we would yet again overdraft in our account or reach that dreaded $0 in the bank. It felt so defeating. Every single month I would try so hard to do better, but it was like I didn’t know-how. Sometimes I felt confident that I was keeping my family on track with our budget and then I would check our account balance to find that we had no money left. I had kind of learned how to budget and did my best to always pay our bills but it seemed like after that the money just fell into a bottomless void of despair. The worst part of is all is that when we feel stuck in cycles like this, we want out but we don’t even know where to begin to get out. So, if you can relate to this at all, I’m here to give you all my best tidbits to help you break the paycheck to paycheck cycle so you stop running out of money every month!
TikTok is one of the most famous apps and takes this world by storm. We can say TikTok is rocking the current world. Luckily, this platform is filled with a massive group of audience. Compared with other social media like Instagram and Snapchat, TikTok mostly has user-generated content, consisting of lip-syncing, dancing videos, and more. Moreover, these videos are personalized with visual effects, filters, and AR lenses. It is different from other platforms by its tone and light-heartedness. Moreover, it helps to stand out from the usual scripted and curated content from other platforms.
Back in 2008, my grandparents had moved into an assisted living home. Someone needed to go through their small, rambler home and put on an estate sale. I think it was too painful for my aunt to go through her childhood home, so I offered to do it. My grandparent’s home had always been the one place that actually felt like a home to me. I moved around a lot as a kid and the one constant I had was that tiny little rambler. Just like when I was a kid I loved digging through my grandma’s drawers. It felt like a treasure hunt. That’s why I was kind of excited to be the one to go through everything. I couldn’t help but wonder what treasures had been hidden there for 50 or so years.