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  1. Susan P
    Tuesday, 20 March 2012

    Adopting a mindset of minimalism is relevant to our circumstances and the “baggage” we bring from our past. I find everyday brings challenges between staying the course and nurturing relationships.I have to admit I am getting closer to adopting a strategy my husband has been suggesting we do for years to just get out a trash bag and load up all the stuff we don’t need. The practical side of me feels that someone could make use of it all if we take the time to organize it and donate it responsibly. Thanks for the encouraging thoughts on integrating minimalism in practical ways. Looking forward to the book release!

    • Lorilee
      Tuesday, 20 March 2012

      Thanks for your comment. Sorting is a bunch of work. Garage sales are huge work. We liked donating to goodwill because, for the most part, it was sorted between trash and donate. We also found putting stuff up on craigslist for free worked wonders. Stuff that was too big, or wasn’t able to go in the trash (like appliances and half-full cans of paint and other large items) people could use and came and picked up.

  2. Megyn @MinimalistMommi
    Tuesday, 20 March 2012

    I have to disagree that relationships=best. I’ve found that there are people who just don’t value relationships the way I do, and as much as I hate to admit it, they are free to choose otherwise. I think minimalism is a good tool, just not one that suits everyone’s needs best. i know this sounds crazy from a staunch minimalist, but it’s something I truly believe :)

    • Lorilee
      Tuesday, 20 March 2012

      Yes, there are times when relationships aren’t healthy. I just don’t want to see adapting to minimalist ideas splitting people up. Less stuff is great, but it is still just stuff :) Thanks for your comment!

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