Becoming A Minimalist


You may notice a new section of my blog called Minimalism.

I have decided to go into 2017 as a plastic free, simple living, money saving ex hoarder and mass buyer of stuff.

And I want to share my journey with you. 

I was the type of child that absolutely HAD to spend every little bit of money I had. I remember going to the sweet shop with the last 10p of my pocket money just so I could buy ten penny sweets, from an early age I liked to buy things just because I could and spending money to make me feel good about material things I had

It’s safe to say that this way of spending has carried on into my adult life and I have now got to the point where I’m getting sick of buying things just because I can, just to feel or look a certain way. Just because society tells you to.

I’m getting tired of having a flat full of things that actually hold no real purpose or add any real value to my life. It makes my head feel cluttered just thinking about it!

I discovered minimalism through a YouTube channel called Raw Alignment. Alyse has one video where she shows her viewers everything she owns in the whole world and everything she owns can fit in one of those 75 liter traveling backpacks.

Ever since seeing that video all I can think about is becoming a minimalist. It seems so liberating!

The lifestyle just makes so much sense to me and I feel like I would really benefit from it mentally and financially. Since becoming vegan back in November 2015 I have always wanted to reduce the amount of plastic I use and things I buy in order to be more environmentally friendly. I already buy most of my clothing from Charity and thrift shops, I donate clothes, I am vegan so that in itself is very environmentally friendly but I feel like it just isn’t enough.

So along with trying to go as plastic free as I possibly can, I am also going to start reducing the amount of items I own.

And I want to document the whole thing on my blog! I already post every Thursday and I will also be posting once a week updating you all on my Minimalist journey, I don’t think I will have a set day for these posts but they will be posted once a week without fail!

So why not stick around by clicking the follow button at the end of this post!

Love, Rae <3

“There are two ways to be rich: One is by acquiring much, and the other is by desiring little.” –  Jackie French Koller

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Sunday's Girl

I’m seriously intrigued. Recently I’ve started to have the same thoughts about spending and feeling the need to have EVERYTHING! It’s a major cliché I know, but it really is the simple things in life that give the most happiness. I’m down to check in with you each week to see how it’s going and get inspired 🙂


Amazing! I was in the same position as you, I just wanted to buy things just to have them I didn’t even need them. I’m still resisting the urge to spend but so far I’m doing well! Thanks for your feedback ❤


Good luck with your journey.

Monica Shastri

Hey. I was going through your minimalism section, and i wanted to wish you good luck with that.

I have also uploaded a post about Minimalist Decor on my blog.
If you would like to check it out.:)