What is Minimalism?




Does anyone know what this means <=> ? 


You will by the end of this post.
We have been packing up boxes and getting rid of so many toys, craft supplies, old clothes and paper that seemed to be reproducing in the corners of our current home. It has been therapeutic and cleansing. Why can’t I do this all the time? Why does stuff just find it’s way into my house?

I have long been intrigued with the idea of minimalism, but in the back of my head I always thought it was for weird disconnected people.  People who don’t care about memories and don’t care about style. But I think I might be wrong.  I think they might be the present connected and more authentic ones.

I’d like to define minimalism –  It’s an art term that means any design or style wherein the simplest and fewest elements are used to create the maximum effect.

This video helps give context to the idea of a minimalistic life.  It’s a short 5 minutes that will challenge you to edit your life.

Watch it!

I love the idea of getting a space to work that is made just for the needs of your family.

We have two weeks before we move. We are in the middle of packing.  And after watching this challenge, I packed up all my kids toys, except for the things they can build with. (blocks, Legos and train tracks) All the other toys are sealed for the new house.

I am going to use the next two weeks to put my toes into the water of minimalism. Will we have a calmer less chaotic house? It sure would be nice. Maybe we will also have room to create!

Do you long for this? Or am I crazy? Leave me a note in the comments.


Oh and this, <=> means less equals more.

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