Some things you just can’t part with: Why it’s okay to have some sentimental things

For the last several years I’ve suffered from purging fits: the inexplicable need to go through all of my things and decide what I can get rid of. It was therapeutic in a way, if not a little manic. Nothing was sentimental. Could I remember the last time I wore/used …

The 7 phases of minimalism

In less than 6 weeks I will be packing up my belongings and moving to Maine. All my past moves have lead up to my biggest and longest journey yet. Since I’ve moved so often I’ve gotten pretty good at getting rid of things. However, this time I don’t have …

How I’m making minimalism work for me

As I’ve been getting ready for my big move I’ve been experiencing major purging fits with all my “stuff.” Now mind you I’ve moved 3 times in the last 4 years, and each time I’ve gotten rid of a lot of stuff. However with every previous move I’ve had access …