Idea: Declutter Your Mind and Life with The Minimalist Practice of a Packing Party

Idea: Declutter Your Mind and Life with The Minimalist Practice of a Packing Party

The practices/ideas of essentialism and minimalism is something I've attempted to incorporate the past seven years. About six years ago we downsized our entire house and moved 2,000 plus miles away to a smaller home in a strange new world. When we arrived at our new home we filled one garage spot with all of our possessions. We kept these items in the garage and only brought in what we needed, such as beds, coffee makers, clothes, etc. Anything that wasn’t needed or didn’t bring us value was donated. Over time we did acquire more items such as clothes, some furniture and other items that brought value to our lives. 

Twice a year we host a packing party, where we box several rooms in the house. We only take out what we need. If we don’t remove the items from the box within 90 days then we donate these items. A packing party is pretty empowering, try it. 

This lifestyle has permitted me freedom and peace of mind. Our house is efficient, peaceful and works for us. We accumulate less, spend less, have easier maintenance, less waste and this allows more time to focus on the things that bring us joy. In the past year, I’ve highlighted [and shared the story of] a notable minimalist personality [Jennifer Burger and her platform Simply+Fiercely] and also others living a minimalist lifestyle. They brought ideas regarding how minimalism can work for you. Find these interviews on This is a True Story Podcast. Next week I will release a story and interview with a renowned minimalist and I am very excited to share this episode with you all. Anyone else incorporating minimalism into their life? If so, what you doing?

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Jennifer Burger Minimalism Changed My Life Episode

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