Minimalism doesn't have to be a white room that's nearly empty.
My minimalism is white, pink and bright turquoise because those are colors I adore. My minimalism has room for my beloved video game collection and select books. I didn't declutter my doubles but stored them for when the first item breaks.
Minimalism is about simplifying life and keeping the things you love and derive use from. It's not just about possessions but also spending your time in ways that are worthwhile to yourself.
Living more simply has brought me the following benefits.
Ramblings about my own progress and things I enjoyed in a given month.
Thrifted two pieces of clothing, so I technically failed the "buy no clothes" challenge. I don't feel bad about it though, because they're replacing a piece that's falling apart + one that's been getting too small.
Been loving reading on the grass when the weather is nice. Slowly working my way through unread books on my shelf.
Finally cleared my desk. 10/10 recommend if you're prone to visual distractions.
Don't remember much from this month. I think I reorganized the contents of some kitchen cupboards.
I have a lot less than I used to but my space still feels busy. My ideal is to have a spot for everything I use, where it looks in place and not visually cluttering. From now on I'll prioritize in this order: tidy, organize, declutter.
Slowly trying to clean up digital files and only keep what I get actual use from.
My digital files feel like my next thing to tackle. They're so overwhelming and going through them is exhausting, but I'll try to do it in small bursts. A little at a time.
Doing a no clothes shopping challenge this year. My wardrobe is still well stocked so I don't expect this to be that difficult.
I started picking out my clothes for one week ahead. So far I'm liking it. No more scrambling on tired evenings.