Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Throwaway Thursday and Why I want to be a Minimalist

If there's a Throwback Thursday, there is also a Throwaway Thursday . These are  pictures of stuffs that I am letting go or giving away to give way to a minimalist lifestyle, stuffs that I have been holding on for reasons unknown. This is one of my mantras: Less stuff, stress. For more information,see the post 

Why do I want to become a Minimalist? Because I want to travel and live with just a backpack for a long period of time before I turn 30, not caring for a huge make-up bag or a hair-blower because, as much I am tomboyish, I still got my kikay side which is frustrating coz it means you have all kinds of products for different kinds of needs. UGH, WOMEN! I want to travel light so I can go places without carrying a huge luggage. When I go back home, I want to go backpacking all over the Philippines and that, my friends, is the reason I want to be a minimalist.

I gave away make-up to my teenage neighbor. I once invited her over to rummage through my make-up stash and to take whatever she likes. She had fun and I was relieved that I gave away most of my make-up instead of throwing it away. I also gave away a huge make-up bag to my nieces back home and my sister-in-law said to give more books instead. Haha! I have hoarded a lot of cheap make-ups and this time around, whenever I am in the hunt for cosmetics, I would consider quality over quantity.

I recently sent a huge Balikbayan box for my family back home. It mostly contains a lot of clothes, shoes and personal stuffs that I am not using to be given to my mom and nieces. I seriously have less stuffs here and I am loving it. I feel free and light but I still have to go through a lot! 
These are stuffs I donated this week:

Heavy  Winter Scarf
As much as I love this one, I had to let it go coz I am not using it.

Trench Coat
I have a special trench coat. This is just extra so gotta let it go.

1 Old Navy long sleeve shirt
1 Aeropostale jogging pant and 2 random pants
3 shirts
1 brown antique-like box

2 shirts and 1 bumblebee costume for kids. Suppose to be for my nephew but he is older now so he can't wear this

1 comment:

  1. Nice post! I'm also trying to lessen my stuffs these days, even the stuffs I carry in my bag. Keep it up! :)


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