I've been hearing more and more about minimalist lifestyles and I'm going to try it out to see how it works for me. There are 2 main reasons for this: the first being my financial strain, I shop all the time and it makes my life so cluttered. I will clean my room and a week later it's messy again - I own that much useless stuff. Honestly I'm in a terrible cycle of spending a ton of money and then getting so sad because I put myself into debt and when I finally pay it off I end up repeating the cycle. How dumb is that?!?! My second reason is my want to travel, I've been dreaming of traveling the world since I was a spring chicken. But I've never been disciplined enough to save enough money to finance my travel plans. It's frustrating to realize all I want is life experience, and I'm wasting more money than I make on material items. I'm ready to make a change. For good.
- Pack my lunch/dinner every day - DO NOT BUY COFFEE
- Take the bus to school, don't spend $8 a day on parking!
- Sort through my bottoms and decide what I will keep and what will be given away
Tell me some of your tips for simplifying your lives, I'd love the help!!