We moved into a smaller house about 2 months ago now and i’m think this has heralded a new phase for minimalism for us. Our previous home was much bigger. It had the same number of rooms but each room was bigger which allowed us to fit more sets of drawers in the bedroom, and in the kitchen in particular we had a lot more space for everything.
While living in our previous home we had purged probably around 1/3rd of everything that we owned and we felt really quite minimalist. We had so much space it was amazing! But when you take the same number of items and move them into a smaller space then things feel a lot different. We could get a cheaper smaller home because we had become minimalist but now we have to become much better at organising than we currently are to get that same feeling of space and airiness that I like. It is definitely still a work in progress. For one of the first times in my life i’m contemplating go to a storage solutions shop (the kind that sell boxes and shelving etc for your home).
Don’t get me wrong, I absolutely love living here. We get 20 acres so plenty space outdoors. But right now i’m not feeling like i’ve lived up to our ‘minimalist’ label we’ve given ourselves and this blog/channel and yet i know that is silly because we really only have the things we use, the things we love and that give value to our lives. It just fills up a greater % of our home that where we used to live.
Have any of you experienced downsizing? I love to hear your thoughts!