My reason for blogging on minimalism, or better "essentialism", as it is called these days, is very simple: minimalism is freeing!
You get to be free of too many encumbrances, too many "things" bearing your down and making your life difficult eventually. These things need to be taken care of, they need to be cleaned, to be tidied up, to be ordered. We all have too many things in our lives already. So why not pare down and minimize down to the rather small number of items which we really need and enjoy?
I am not a wonderful housekeeper, so I have kept my home always relatively free of "things" so as to not have to clean too much. But I DID have a lot of clothes! So many items that I rarely wore., some (and I am quite ashamed of this!) even with the tags still on them: failed purchases! So over the last year I have passed on clothes to my sisters, have donated bags full of quite nice items, and have become very rigorous in keeping track of what I really wear (and wear with comfort and pleasure) and what I thought I would like and would make me look stylish but still won't be taken from the hanger enough.
I am still not down to 33 items (there's a great minimalism challenge by that name), but there is free space in my closet and I feel much better about the things I own...
Beata, all-round encourager:: of art and artists of Nepal, of a preschool in Kathmandu, of the great work of encouragement based on Adlerian psychology and the Theo Schoenaker's concept!