When I said to my husband the other day that I wanted to get more into Minimalism, he said "We kind of are already.". And you know, I was thinking about it since he said that, and I do agree.
We are a 1 car couple, which totally keeps costs down. Those things are expensive!
We waited forever to get a puppy (Sailor), because we both knew it was a huge responsibility. Not to mention another thing to add to the household cost wise. We also didn't feel that with both of us working 40+ hours a week at the time, it would be fair to puppy time wise. (I'm glad some of those things changed, and we've had him almost a year now.)
I try to only purchase what I really need or really, really want. It's hard not to impulse shop and I still do it from time to time, but in far less quantities.
And this may sound silly, but I would assume that approximately 80% of what I spend, is on food. When I have $20 left in my pocket, I think to myself "Man, I can still get a good burger & fries with this!". It's sad, I know. I'm trying really hard lately to eat only what we have in the household, which is always a lot. It's just me. I'm picky, or nothing sounds good.
So I guess as of right now, my next steps are:
- Eat what we have,not what I want.
- Get rid of more clutter in our bedroom, restroom, storage unit (yes, I want to eventually rid ourselves of this & the monthly bill)
- Pay off more on D's credit card.
- Just plain save money, which we've had 3 years to do & still haven't.
I am already seeing some awesome results from clearing out my closet of a ton of unwanted/needed things & rearranging our bedroom, including clearing out some of the boxes from under the bed.
Sailor has taken to napping and resting under our bed betwixt the remaining fewer boxes. It's nice because he has his own little hiding space now where he apparently feels safe and happy. And that makes me happy.
I am so looking forward to having more space for the truly important and needed things in my life.
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How do you keep your life simple ? I needs the tips, ladies & gents !