Simple Living

Minimalism within reason

It’s early days in our journey to embrace slow living and everywhere I look for inspiration there are hints of minimalism. Be it decluttering, no spend months, nothing new for a year or capsule wardrobes, the majority of the blogs I read have embraced the minimal movement.
Part of the reason I started this blog is to chart our journey to create a slower paced life, embracing those small moments in time that we can quite easily miss, but I am now wondering whether achieving a truly slowly lived lifestyle will also mean embracing a minimal lifestyle too?
We live in a small house, which is currently in need of a decluttering, but I can’t ever see us having no clutter at all. Part of family life is keeping treasures and with five of us in the house, these can build up over time.
Add to this a number of clothing children need, school uniforms, leisurewear, sports uniforms etc, my washing pile is never empty.
So having a minimalist home is something I don’t think will fit into our new lifestyle, yet I still want to reduce the clutter, clothing etc so my point is, minimalism is great but for me, it will be by reason of our way of living.
Hip Diggs shared this interesting post giving his opinion of living a simple life without going too far. It sums up my approach, moderation really is the key to achieving my end goal, a slower, simpler life which will reduce our impact on the environment around us.
Are you a minimalist? What do you think?
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