Minimalist Living

Minimalist living: Organizing ‘Stuff’ Into Groups

Minimalist living… surely this is where we should all be heading instead of “more plastic crap please”

I read a quote once saying ” You don’t need to be more organised.. you just need less stuff” LOVE THAT!!

One thing I have noticed from caravaning is how little we actually need and how little I miss all the stuff at home despite the fact I can’t seem to part with it. When I get home from a camping trip I vow that I can let go of almost everything as I don’t need it and yet when I hold it in my hands something stops me from wanting to let it go. I think “what if I need it” or it feels a waste and I feel guilty.

Living some weekends in the caravan is making me want to be more organized but also have less stuff as we are essentially living between two ‘homes’ I figure that (apart from a few things such as paperwork) we will need a selection from each of the following areas if we are living in the caravan or at home.. it makes no sense needing more when we are at home.

I therefor wanted to try and create a ‘capsule’ stuff list/plan/system…. so I have everything in really tidy boxes which I can grab and take to the caravan or have at home.. so I always have the essentials and don’t need much more than that. Part of our life plan may include tiny living for a while so I am also preparing for that too. I sort of want to push it to the edge 😉 And if anyone was set up to sort out this issue it would be a self confessed hoarder of ‘stuff’. Seriously.. I can not let things go…. I keep EVERYTHING… but I want this to stop as I can see it is conflicting with my true life desires which evolves around freedom.

Guilty pleasure alert.. I am a geek over storage. I LOVE IT!!

So here are the areas in which I think we collect stuff.. if I have forgotten something then please do let me know. I want to get it down to a capsule box/bag which still allows me a lovely life while eliminating loads of waste and clutter.

Bathroom

  1. Medicine
  2. Wash Stuff
  3. Cosmetics

Kitchen

  1. Herb and spices
  2. Condiments
  3. Fridge
  4. Freezer
  5. Fruit & Veg
  6. Tins
  7. Dried Food
  8. Cups
  9. Plates
  10. Cutlery
  11. Utensils
  12. Pots and pans
  13. Glasses
  14. Cleaning stuff

“Living Space”

  1. DVDs
  2. Paperwork
  3. Toys/games
  4. Books
  5. Drinks
  6. Cards and wrap
  7. Craft bits

Bedroom

  1. Casual wardrobe each
  2. Shoes
  3. Towels
  4. Linen
  5. Swim Stuff

Outside

  1. Garden toys
  2. Garden tools
  3. DIY

I want to tackle each area and sort out the ‘capsule’ range along with space saving storage for each. So will share my findings with you when I work it all out..

Hope you are happy beautiful <3

Victoria x