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ScoreSizzle
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Minimalism

Recenlty listened to a book on Audible about the topic. 

 

After I caught whatever sickness I had over Christmas I walked into my closet and threw over 50% of my stuff out.

 

The book helped me look at what I have left and makes me want to chuck some more stuff, lol. 

 

Anyone else mess with this style of living? 

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CH-7-Mission-Accomplished
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Re: Minimalism


@ScoreSizzle wrote:

Recenlty listened to a book on Audible about the topic. 

 

After I caught whatever sickness I had over Christmas I walked into my closet and threw over 50% of my stuff out.

 

The book helped me look at what I have left and makes me want to chuck some more stuff, lol. 

 

Anyone else mess with this style of living? 


As I get older, I'm much more attracted to the minimalist lifestyle.   I would rather have fewer, nicer things, and stop contributing to landfills.   I get more excited by higher balances on investment accounts than pairs of Ferragamo's in the closet.  

 I'm curious, which book did you read?    I subscribe to Audible and would like to listen to the book.

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ScoreSizzle
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Re: Minimalism


@CH-7-Mission-Accomplished wrote:

@ScoreSizzle wrote:

Recenlty listened to a book on Audible about the topic. 

 

After I caught whatever sickness I had over Christmas I walked into my closet and threw over 50% of my stuff out.

 

The book helped me look at what I have left and makes me want to chuck some more stuff, lol. 

 

Anyone else mess with this style of living? 


As I get older, I'm much more attracted to the minimalist lifestyle.   I would rather have fewer, nicer things, and stop contributing to landfills.   I get more excited by higher balances on investment accounts than pairs of Ferragamo's in the closet.  

 I'm curious, which book did you read?    I subscribe to Audible and would like to listen to the book.


I agree. When I was in my 20s I was all about "things" but the older I get I've realized that those things don't truly make me happy. 

 

Here's the one I listened to. I think it's one of their free ones. 

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iced
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Re: Minimalism

I don't know if I'd be a minimalist but I am strongly about efficiency and everything having a purpose. Trinkets on a shelf bug me. Random things that serve no purpose bug me. Homes that look "cozy" or "lived in" bug me. I also don't like the wasteful consumerism this nation is plagued with, or with its unhealthy obsession with unnecessarily big things like large homes and SUVs (that usually just end up being containers for even more unnecessary clutter).

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imaximous
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Re: Minimalism


@ScoreSizzle wrote:

@CH-7-Mission-Accomplished wrote:

@ScoreSizzle wrote:

Recenlty listened to a book on Audible about the topic. 

 

After I caught whatever sickness I had over Christmas I walked into my closet and threw over 50% of my stuff out.

 

The book helped me look at what I have left and makes me want to chuck some more stuff, lol. 

 

Anyone else mess with this style of living? 


As I get older, I'm much more attracted to the minimalist lifestyle.   I would rather have fewer, nicer things, and stop contributing to landfills.   I get more excited by higher balances on investment accounts than pairs of Ferragamo's in the closet.  

 I'm curious, which book did you read?    I subscribe to Audible and would like to listen to the book.


I agree. When I was in my 20s I was all about "things" but the older I get I've realized that those things don't truly make me happy. 

 

Here's the one I listened to. I think it's one of their free ones. 

41NR6evkRyL.jpg

 


You got me curious enough to place an online hold on that e-book at the library Smiley Happy 

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wasCB14
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Re: Minimalism

eBooks over print? Yes.

Does everything have a function? Mostly, and the things that don't are small.

Clothing? I do have a lot but it's quality and I wear it all.

Paper documents? I spent three hours last night looking for a document. Here I need to digitize more and lower the standard of what I will bother to keep.

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Anonymous
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Re: Minimalism


@ScoreSizzle wrote:

@CH-7-Mission-Accomplished wrote:

@ScoreSizzle wrote:

Recenlty listened to a book on Audible about the topic. 

 

After I caught whatever sickness I had over Christmas I walked into my closet and threw over 50% of my stuff out.

 

The book helped me look at what I have left and makes me want to chuck some more stuff, lol. 

 

Anyone else mess with this style of living? 


As I get older, I'm much more attracted to the minimalist lifestyle.   I would rather have fewer, nicer things, and stop contributing to landfills.   I get more excited by higher balances on investment accounts than pairs of Ferragamo's in the closet.  

 I'm curious, which book did you read?    I subscribe to Audible and would like to listen to the book.


I agree. When I was in my 20s I was all about "things" but the older I get I've realized that those things don't truly make me happy. 

 

Here's the one I listened to. I think it's one of their free ones. 

41NR6evkRyL.jpg

 


I read that book. I have been practicing minimalism since 2017. I am not at the extreme where I can live from out of backpack, have 100 items or less, or stark white walls. 

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Dinosaur
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Re: Minimalism


@wasCB14 wrote:

eBooks over print? Yes.

Does everything have a function? Mostly, and the things that don't are small.

Clothing? I do have a lot but it's quality and I wear it all.

Paper documents? I spent three hours last night looking for a document. Here I need to digitize more and lower the standard of what I will bother to keep.


Share much of what has been offered in this thread. Will add it took me nine months and three shredders to rid myself of most paper from a thirty plus year accumulation. Could not have found much anyways. Good feeling and those who have to follow us if we are not able to sort things out for ourselves sure appreciate the lack of "stuff"! Talking settling estates.

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squarebasketball
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Re: Minimalism

i haven't been practicing minimalism, however, i've been selling my old stuff once i get new. ie. if i get a new xbox, i'll sell my old one or donate it. I've always been somewhat of a horder and doing this buy new/give away or sell old has definitely kept my place tidier

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ScoreSizzle
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Re: Minimalism


@imaximous wrote:

@ScoreSizzle wrote:

@CH-7-Mission-Accomplished wrote:

@ScoreSizzle wrote:

Recenlty listened to a book on Audible about the topic. 

 

After I caught whatever sickness I had over Christmas I walked into my closet and threw over 50% of my stuff out.

 

The book helped me look at what I have left and makes me want to chuck some more stuff, lol. 

 

Anyone else mess with this style of living? 


As I get older, I'm much more attracted to the minimalist lifestyle.   I would rather have fewer, nicer things, and stop contributing to landfills.   I get more excited by higher balances on investment accounts than pairs of Ferragamo's in the closet.  

 I'm curious, which book did you read?    I subscribe to Audible and would like to listen to the book.


I agree. When I was in my 20s I was all about "things" but the older I get I've realized that those things don't truly make me happy. 

 

Here's the one I listened to. I think it's one of their free ones. 

 


You got me curious enough to place an online hold on that e-book at the library Smiley Happy 


You should grab it! Worth a listen. 

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