Tuesday, June 29, 2010

A Minimalist Home

I think minimalism as a concept is becoming more and more appealing to me. Another goal, besides making the house presentable by the end of the summer, is to make my own room as minimalist as I possibly can. It'll do me good to get by with much less.

This blog really inspired me, and it has a great dejunking message.

Things I'll need to do:
  1. Finally stop procrastinating and thoroughly dejunk my closet.
  2. Design a system into my closet so that I can eliminate the chest of drawers, the top of which is attracting junk and the drawers of which I barely use anyway.
  3. Give away that wall decoration which I thought was awesome 2 years ago and which I now realize is tacky as hell.
  4. Clear as much stuff off my floor as possible.
  5. Put the huge boxes of shelf-stable soymilk somewhere other than my bedroom.
  6. Bring a small filing cabinet in here for the pile of important but disorganized papers laying on my floor.
  7. Get rid of the mini-fridge I never ended up using. Thanks anyway dad.
  8. Finish painting both my closet and bedroom doors.
  9. Put away my ugly tacky silver sequined lamp. Sigh.


  1. Like the Japanese aesthetic, where the room or living space itself is a work of art, and the arrangement of the furniture is the composition.

    Not my taste, actually, as I think I genuinely tend to the Victorian (I love clutter and color and richness and detail), but I can totally see how it would be a very appealing thing to a fellow child of a hoarder.

  2. Thalia-

    Thank you so much for commenting! It always makes me want to write when I know someone is reading. In fact your comment inspired my next blog entry!

  3. Oh good! We cleaner-uppers-after-hoarders have to stick together, you know. Seriously it's good Work that you (we) are doing, and much harder than it might look to an uninvolved outsider, so I know how important support is. Also, you had me at the blog name. :)