Minimalism is something I discovered early. I was fifteen and sifting through the internet for something – as you do – when I came across theminimalists.com.
There was something that grabbed me straight away. A sudden desire to remove everything from my life that provided no meaning consumed me. After less than an hour of reading about minimalism, I went through my clothes, picked out the items that were necessary, and then I donated everything else to charity.
Moving to university was easy when I did not own much anyway. I’m sure my parents were thankful of that! My bank balance is happy about it too.
I only own one pair of jeans.
They are decent quality so have lasted almost a year and am sure can last longer. Being dark grey, they are smart so can be worn for meals out as well popping to the shops or enjoying a night in at home.
The great thing about these jeans is that everything else I own can be worn with them. I have two smart shirts and four plain t-shirts – they all look good with my jeans. My smart, black shoes, and comfortable trainers also work well with my everything else I wear.
My aim was to own only what I needed. The efficiency of my wardrobe means I don’t have to think about what I’m going to wear in the mornings. I can get up, slip into my jeans and grab whatever t-shirt is on top of the pile, and make coffee.
Simplicity is bliss.
Some of you might be thinking, “But when do the jeans get cleaned?”
The answer: Sundays. I have set every Sunday as my day off work, off shopping, of everything, so who cares if I walk around the house in my pajama bottoms for a day?
To have a simple life I needed to have a simple wardrobe. Sure, owning one more pair of jeans would not mean the end of the world, but I don’t need one. Another pair would not add anything to my life.