The more of less, Part 1

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Is there some weird universal law I haven’t heard about?!

When I started to de-clutter my belongings and ended up with a lot less, I seemed to, conversely, have a lot more.

And I don’t even mean the intangible things like time and space (more of that next week) – I mean actual physical items.

This is, of course, because now I have only those items I truly love and therefore I use them a lot more.

Which means I have things in abundance.

  • I used to keep things ‘for best’ and I certainly don’t do that now. Today is best.
  • I actually use things – you know, use them until they are gone and only then purchase something new – rather than chasing after the new, shiny things.
  • I no longer have things that don’t work for me (foundation that made my skin look muddy, hair spray that made my hair crispy, moisturiser that broke my skin out – why, why keep those things?!!)

 

For example, now when I reach for my make-up, I may only have one of something, but it works for me. I don’t have to hunt through the wrong shades or wrong consistencies to find something that works. Everything works.

I’ve decided to create my own law – Lol’s Law, if you will:

  • Fewer things = more usage
  • More things = less usage

 

Have a great week 😊

  12 comments for “The more of less, Part 1

  1. March 14, 2019 at 6:43 am

    I’ve certainly embraced wearing all my clothes and not keeping any for best. Mascaras on the other hand seem to have been reproducing in the cupboard 🤔 Fab post as usual x

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    • March 14, 2019 at 3:55 pm

      Hiya Nik, what is it about mascaras?! I used to find them reproducing as well and they used to terrify me as I had visions of eye infections, if I didn’t use them in time! Lxx

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  2. March 13, 2019 at 7:02 am

    What an excellent law that is, Lorraine! You are always sharing so many wonderful nuggets of wisdom. I absolutely love what you say about “today is best”. I just couldn’t agree more. I used to save my favourite of everything for the ‘right’ occasion or a ‘special’ occasion, then end up missing out on enjoying them because, of course, it never came around. Today is the best day to enjoy the things we love. Why should we deprive ourselves of them?!

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    • March 13, 2019 at 7:45 am

      Well said, Lisa. Not using our lovely things every day or even frequently is a form of deprivation. And keeping things locked away in a dark cupboard for special use benefits no-one. It took me a long time to learn that, though! Lxx

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  3. littleblackdomicile
    March 11, 2019 at 12:36 am

    It’s like using our good china as everyday dishware. After all who’s the fairest of them all! Good post.

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  4. March 10, 2019 at 12:31 pm

    You’re so spot on with this, Lol. Especially saving things for best (think I might still be a bit guilty of that) and make up clutter (definitely guilty of this) – you’re right, why should we keep things that just don’t work for us? Again, you’ve inspired me to take inventory of my “stuff” and I love “Lol’s Law” – I shall attempt to live by it from now on.

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    • March 10, 2019 at 12:42 pm

      Thanks so much for the lovely comment, Julie! I was guilty of keeping rubbish for years and even now have to stop and catch myself sometimes. Good luck with the inventory! Lxxx

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  5. March 10, 2019 at 12:21 pm

    When you only keep things that you love, using them daily provides joy. I use my grandmother’s teacup daily. It’s an expensive piece of china but that’s not why I kept it. I kept it, promising myself I’d use it everyday for a cup of tea but I LOVE it! It evokes happiness in me. It’s beautiful and using it makes my day beautiful…..or at least a sliver of it. Even though I have mugs I love, I use them for my coffee but teatime is spent with my grandmother, with my favorite teacup. Mediocre options are no longer an option because I’m good enough to have the best…..meaning something provides joy. Such a great post! Minimalism has provided me with a positive emotional mind set. It’s an uncomplicated way of life.

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    • March 10, 2019 at 12:40 pm

      Well said, Erin. That’s exactly how a memento should be used – lovingly, every day, not tucked away in a dark cupboard. I love the mindset you have of using a beautiful thing in a joyful way makes your whole day beautiful. What an inspiring philosophy, Lxx

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