There is so much I’ve been meaning to blog about lately, but just not the time. As I mentioned a few months back, I’m on my final few months at this job, and consequently living in Japan. Which means I have to get rid of almost everything I managed to accumulate in the last 4 years and 3 months. ugh.
Which brings me to minimalism. I have had to (and still am) throw out so much stuff! So far I’ve managed to put together about 8 60L bags of rubbish to be collected, and just one of them was papers! Why oh why do we keep so much stuff?
And there are such hard decisions to make too. For example, should I keep my old computer or send it to PC heaven? So I’ve worked out a system of questions to ask myself about everything.
1) Will I use it in the next 3 months? If yes, keep for the moment, if no –> next question
2) Will I want it in Australia? If yes, send it home with my mother in February, if no –> bin.
And then repeat the process another 1 or 2 times with everything. That way I’m double or triple checking the importance of the item in my life. And to be honest, I’m surprised that my pile of things to return to Australia isn’t that big. (But is mostly made up of Starbucks mugs…)
I think maybe these minimalists have a good idea… I don’t want to ever have to do this again. Talk about stressful! And next, I need to sell/give away my furniture and appliances…. *sigh*