I’ve always loved getting rid of stuff but now that I have a word to define it (minimalism) I’m more intentional. I’ve known about minimalism and even subscribed to it but recently as I’ve studied it a bit more mostly via the site, Becoming Minimalist, I’m more inspired to reduce.
Less really is more…especially in a small apartment.
This post is in part inspired by the need of a friend and a recent article I read by Rose Lounsbury on Becoming Minimalist. After reading it, I then went over to Rose’s website and found her Ted talk…
Yeah, she based a talk and an article all on a very simple question – how many towels do you need? It’s a good question and one that should provoke thought. It does and did for me. And to be perfectly honest it couldn’t have come at a better time.
You see, I love getting rid of stuff but what I love more than getting rid of stuff is giving stuff to people in need. I have a friend in recovery who newly moved out of a group living situation and into his and his new bride’s first home. They need all kinds of things and I knew I could contribute, even in some small way, to them.
So with the question that struck me as relevant, “how many towels do you need?” and a friend in need, I went to work with more decluttering.