Minimalism?

As I’ve been busy most of this summer getting ready for our first family vacation in a very long time, and as I’ve tried feverishly to get my house clean for my daughter’s graduation party, and as I think about when I go back to work and how hard it will be to keep things clean and in order, I wonder about Minimalism. I have to admit the idea of minimalism excites me but gives my husband and daughter hives. They are hoarders so have a hard time getting rid of the stuff they own because they “know” they are going to need it again, someday. I’m not going there today, I’m staying focused, minimalism.

I’m not a minimalist. Not right now anyway, but I am intrigued. I’m looking around and on my desk as I’m typing and I’m thinking that I just don’t need the 5 or 6 notebooks or the 3 to 4 empty binders in front of me. Do I? I thought I needed them at the time. Well ok, I wanted to need them because I have a hidden love of all things office supply, but I could need them eventually, right? *gasp – I sound like a hoarder.

I love the look of minimalism. Clean, non-cluttered, open spaces excite me. Mostly because if one of my cats gets up on the mantle and decides to knock everything off there won’t be a ton of broken pieces, just a few. But also because if I have to pack and move suddenly I won’t have a lot to put in a box. (I don’t plan on moving but if my husband ever gives in to me badgering him about selling the house and moving to the country, I’ll be ready.)

I’ve just started researching the subject and have found a few YouTubers that interest me. The Minimal Mom is a great one.

So, the real question is this. Can a minimalist and 2 hoarders live together in peace. Is that the beginning of a joke?

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