Wednesday, June 24, 2015

A Minimalist - Collections

Here is the tricky part about minimalism , your loved collections . But you don`t have to toss them out .

I have a small collection of the blue willow dishes and I have them displayed in the china cabinet . I have a few McCoy items and I have them on top of the kitchen cabinet , although I am thinking of selling those . I used to collect salt and pepper shakers but I gave that up sold some and I still have one tub to sell .

In the closet I have a small collection of music in the clear shoe box storage tub and a few baseball cards .

Minimalism is not about getting rid of everything you love and collect , its about managing what you have and not having this huge hoard that is in the way of daily life and the hoard costing you tons of money to keep .

Some people collect Art ( I do have a few pieces ) some collect trains , some collect old fishing lures Etc. Thats just who we are . 

I do not suggest buying and buying and buying more to make a collect become a hoard so bad that you cannot display what you have in a clean and orderly fashion .

Minimalism is about balance , not so much and not to little . 

When you feel satisfied you will know you have reached that balance.

By Andria Perry 


  1. I love to add to a collection. I lost a bunch of my glassware collection I had displayed in my kitchen. As the shelf fell and almost everything broke with it. Things I have collected for years. Some antique pieces.

    1. Aww that so sad . Next time put less on each shelf !