Being organized is the biggest part of becoming a minimalist . Some say different about this but I think that for the space you have, if there is a place for everything and everything in its place, you are ahead of the minimalist game.
When I began I had stuff everywhere, now I have things in a place .
I enjoy having my Winter clothing in a tub in the bottom of the closet, because I know soon I will use them and I can take my Summer clothes and put them in that same tub and put them up for the season . That is the space for them . I am so glad that the storage tubs now come in clear, tubs are so much easier than cardboard boxes .
Books ! I love my books but I am so much better now than I used to be about keeping them after I have read them. I was donating them to a nursing home but I have not went back up to the mountain to this one nursing home in a while where a niece lives so I posted a few on eBay and I did sell one. A few years ago I bought two six foot shelves for $30 each at Target and they house my favorite books and thats where I am trying my best to draw the line, If they fit they stay if not they go .
I love to cook but I know that you do NOT have to have every new kitchen gadget to make a meal . But I do have a drawer full of big serving spoons and spatula`s . There are a few things to buy to make organizing easier and I could not do without my lazy Susan for my spices and herbs . I just put it in the cabinet by the stove and I have my seasonings at hand .
So if you are stuck in a rut about what to get rid of try this, Buy a tub and if it fits and you have space for one tub, it stays if not it has to go .
By Andria Perry