I’m excited to introduce you to other bloggers who have simplified through a monthly Simple Living Interview Series. They are simplifying their lives and experiencing all the benefits that come along with simplifying or minimalism. I’m asking each blogger to answer the same questions so that we can see similarities and differences in their individual journeys. The journey to simple is as varied as the people who travel that road.
I write about several different topics here on Setting My Intention – decluttering, meal planning, movement, mindfulness, budgeting…not for the sole purpose of being efficient and productive, but because they are often the first steps on the simplifying journey.
I hope this series encourages you to take one more step towards simplifying your life in a way that is right for you! I know I need the encouragement to keep simplifying for me and my family. Enjoy, and let me know what you think in the comments below!
Simple Living Interview: The Simple White Rabbit
Hi Christy! Can you introduce yourself to my readers – who you are, where you live, and what you blog about?
- tips for decluttering homes
- tips for decluttering schedules,
- creating more meaningful lives,
- minimalists in history,
- book reviews and
- controversial elements of minimalism (e.g., is it classist? Is it sexist?).
What initially attracted you to simple living?
What are the benefits that you have found in simple living?
If someone wanted to start living simply, what advice would you give them?
Start with the easy stuff.
Go through your house quickly and look for things you have no sentimental attachment to that you already know you’ll never use. This might be old newspapers and magazines, kitchen gadgets you’ve never used, pants that haven’t fit in several years, or your old college textbooks.
Next, move on the big stuff.
- Try to get all of your statements online instead of in your mailbox.
- Cancel subscriptions for newspapers and magazines you don’t read.
- Call and ask to be taken off catalog mailing lists.