Essentials, Nonessentials, and Junk | The Minimalists

13/06/2018 at 04:06 1 comment


I think we go through stages as we travel through life. My current stage is purge…..I want to lighten up, clear out and live with less stuff, junk, whatever you want to call it. I do this every couple of years and my closet every six months.

Thanks to friends for suggesting The Minimalists among others. Everyone needs to find their own path, feel free to share yours. The source for this post is The Minimalists latest post Essentials, Nonessentials, and Junk | The Minimalists

Essentials. Few possessions should fall into this pile. These are the necessities we can’t live without: food, shelter, clothes. While the specifics change for each person, most of our needs are universal.

Nonessentials. In an ideal world, most of the things we own would fit in this pile. These are the objects we want in our lives because they add value. Strictly speaking, I don’t need a couch, a bookshelf, or a dining table in my living room, but these items enhance, amplify, or augment my experience of life.

Junk. Sadly, most of our things belong in this pile. These are the artifacts we like—or, more accurately, think we like—but they don’t serve a purpose or bring us joy. The average American home contains more than 300,000 items, and most of it is junk. While this junk often masquerades as indispensable, it actually gets in the way of a more meaningful life.Of course, the personal effects in these piles are different for everyone. The widgets that add value to my life might be junk to you, and vice versa. The key, then, is to continue to question the things we bring into our lives, and to question the things we hold onto, because the stuff that adds value today might be tomorrow’s junk.

 

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  • 1. Barry Novy  |  13/06/2018 at 09:08

    Thanks Barbara. Good reading.

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