I am well into my second year of being a “downsize prepper”. (Do you like that term? I just made it up!) By this I mean that I am still living in an oversized house but stuff is leaving this house every week – permanently. I am working diligently on stuff removal so that I can be ready to make a downsizing move on short notice. Clothes, books, CDs, DVDs, knick-nacks, furniture, and stuff lurking in the garage and attic for years are my targets. My sons are afraid to be around me when I am in an active downsize mode because I constantly ask them if they want to have what I don’t want.
I can always use help with the downsizing process and I am intrigued by the concept of a minimalist lifestyle. So I was pleased today when a book called “The Art of Minimalist Organization” became available on Amazon as a free download. (I learn about these free books from daily alerts sent by Bookbub.)
I have not read any of the book yet but I will based on this comment alone:
I bought this book thinking that it would be a guide on how to keep my house and my space free of clutter. This book is SO much more. It asks the hard questions about the stuff we have collected throughout our lives, why we keep it, and whether we really need to keep it. The book looks at the strange motivations beneath our rat-pack behaviors. Fortunately, the book also provides great simple solutions to get moving on getting clutter out of your life. I can see how this ultimately saves time, money, stress, and hassle (not just for me, but for anyone who has to deal with my stuff after I’ve passed). Great book. I wish I had started on this minimalist kick earlier! At the same time, I am eager to dig in. Thank you!
Understanding and moving past our packrat tendencies is critical to shrinking our materialistic surroundings and living a simpler life. Don’t we all yearn for that?
I have no idea how long this will be a free download but its worth a couple of mouse clicks to grab it today. Remember, you can read Kindle books on almost any portable device, PC or Mac.
Here is a link to the book. Let me know what you think if you read it before I do.