Road to a minimalist lifestyle

Road to a minimalist lifestyle

I like listening and watching TED talks. I think they are inspiring and I am not the only one. A while back I was watching a TED talk by Joshua Fields Millburn. He is 50% of the duo that calls themselves “The Minimalists”, who run a succesful blog and live a minimalist lifestyle. If you’re interested in minimalism or want to read my experience, keep reading.

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Not buying any clothes for 3 months

Not buying any clothes for 3 months

I live next to a big shopping mall. On a regular basis I would hop into the mall to see whether there were some nice clothes or shoes on sale. And on a regular basis, I mean once or twice a week. I wasn’t specifically looking for something, just passing the time and feeding my addiction. I think on average I used to spend around 700-1000 euro’s per month on clothes, shoes, handbags and miscellaneous items.

Around six weeks ago, I decided that I was done wasting my money. I drew out 90 boxes in a notebook, every box representing one day until the end of 2019. I wrote the words “Clothing no buy” above it (I really did not have a better title). And I started.

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