Something I hear a lot when people talk about minimalism or simple living is ‘What if I miss my stuff?’ , ‘What if I get rid of something and wish I hadn’t?’ Because everyone is different I can’t answer these questions for you but I can tell you the things I miss.
There are two areas I hear these questions pop up with:
- First is with memory items – What if I wish I hadn’t gotten rid of this piece? What if my kids or family wishes I kept it?
- Second is with necessary items – What if I get rid of this and need it later? Isn’t it expensive to buy it again?
These questions are stalling you. They seem logical in your head but it is your mind going against the change you are looking for in your life. These are good questions, and they are something to consider, but they have the power to take over your simple minimalist plans and derail them. Somehow, when we start going through our house looking for stuff everything seems like a need or a memory… but it isn’t.