It is not easy to determine, in detail, just which things are really necessary to refined and beautiful living, and which are the evidence of...ostentatious waste. -1907The lifestyle of all the cool people nowadays--minimalism. Like most extremes, it’s the reaction to the opposite way of life of the last several decades known as materialism.
Have you ever looked at pictures of a minimalist home tour? To generalize my observations, they’re usually condo/apartment type homes consisting of one or just a few people. A twin bed, a nightstand that doubles as a dresser, and a small table with an uncomfortable looking, modern chair. Is it my imagination that most minimalists seem to be bloggers and writers? I’ve yet to see a homesteading, DIY minimalist. Yes, there isn’t a smidge of clutter or disorder anywhere. But I don’t see the personality, either. Where is the cupboard of favorite teas? The photo albums? The boxes of craft supplies? And most importantly, where is the stash of mason jars?
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