Minimalism Part 2 – Goodbye Clothes

I am purging material goods and when I pick only the things I love, to stay, I’m getting rid of HALF my stuff.

Pictures say a thousand words so below is an example of my clothes, and we already removed a 3 foot load.

First I was dumping unnecessary clothes on the desk:

That turned into garbage bags full:

Which results into this:

It’s a closet that I can actually push the clothes around! I already got rid of half my shoes, believe it or not. Now that they are in view, I am “testing” them and if they aren’t comfortable, they will leave the premises also.

God found a good home for the clothes; my friend took most of them and has a kind hearted woman who lays out the clothes once a month and people that have very little, pick what they want, no money involved.

What purging is accomplishing spiritually… making it clear that I only need Jesus. When I have fewer possessions, there isn’t “clutter” between Jesus and me.

Using lots of my time to purge, when I go into a store now, I realize that I do not need more stuff. I am content with what I own. As I walk past shelves, I understand I have a spatula, for instance, and am grateful for that spatula at home.

Because I want for nothing, I am becoming very grateful for whatever the Lord gives me that day. If I have a piece of Sbarros pizza, I know Jesus provided me this nourishment and fulfilled a “need,” not a want.

Stay tuned for more minimalism progress! Thanks for reading! Love God, love people, not stuff. ❀

18 thoughts on “Minimalism Part 2 – Goodbye Clothes

  1. That’s great indeed,you have been truly inspired to think about the needy.You know, goodness in a person never ever remains suppressed.After all you have inherited charity from the cross.God bless.Take care.πŸ™πŸ’

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    1. Thank you Manu for supporting this endeavor. I feel God prompting this loud and clear. I wasn’t looking, had never heard of minimalism and God put it in my path. I love that! I love it when He gives us projects and makes it known! Happy Sunday 😊 πŸ˜ƒ πŸ˜€

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  2. Marla β€” We scaled back, too, during our recent move. Took several large bags of decent clothes to share with others via a Christian community service. However, we seem to have too many clothes left!! What conviction. Thank you for sharing your journey with us. WP

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    1. Good! Don’t you wish that you could see the smiles on the recipient’s faces?! I think it’s OK to have more at this point because now your mindset is “Do I love this on me?” or “Do I need 5 pair of pants or just 3?” etc and it is easier to purge. If I ran a donation center, I’d take a lot of pics so the donating people can be happy to purge, knowing how good they made another person’s life. πŸ˜‰

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  3. Good for you! I’ve been purging for a few years . I still can’t seem to get rid of my sons’ Legos. πŸ˜† My sister lives and travels in a tiny camper full-time . She has learned to live with much less stuff and she’s very happy. Her life is more about experiences and friendships now, not stuff .

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