This is the recap of our minimalism 2 month journey. We have been minimizing for 2 months now! I have gone through our entire house and I think we are at a good stopping point. I am no longer sorting through everything, but now I am waiting to see what we use and what we don’t. If there are more items that we don’t use as time goes on I will get rid of them.
Changes with Minimalism
One interesting thing I did last month is I didn’t buy anything accept food and essential items. My goal was to only buy food and pay our bills. I was very excited when my credit card bill came and it was over $300 dollars less than normal!
This month I am going to do the same, I am only going to buy food and pay our bills. I plan to do this for as long as I can and see how it goes. It will be interesting to see if I can save even more money next month.
Another thing I have done is I have stopped watching TV. I might watch about 30 minutes of news once in a while, but overall I have just stopped watching. I have also stopped having the kids watch TV.
It was getting out of control and I noticed that TV was affecting Emmett in a negative way. So now he barely ever watches TV anymore and I have seen a huge improvement in the way he acts.
Because I don’t watch TV I have a lot of time to get things done. In the last few months I have read about 7 books! I love reading and I can’t believe I was wasting so much time watching mindless crap on TV.
When we lived in NZ we didn’t have cable and we only had 3 channels so it was really easy for me to stop watching ( I knew I would be fine). Grant has even stopped watching so much TV and now in the evenings he often goes to our community gym.
Just in the last few days I have taken a social media break, but I will be back.
Minimalist Books I have Read (and highly recommend)
The More of Less by Joshua Becker
The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo
Stuffocation by James Wallman
YouTube channels about minimalism I have been watching
A lot has changed, but it has all been positive. I feel so much happier and I have gained so much time!
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