I have been working on how to live simply and comfortably. I love reading blogs and watching videos about “Minimalist”. Though I identified I am not pure “Minimalist”. To me “Minimalist” means “Minimize things which around me”. It could be wrong....
- ✓Don’t have that much belongings (material point of view)
- ✓Have things, which make me smile and happy (from this, I can’t totally minimize my belongings)
- ✓Simple process
I think calling “SIMPLIST” is more suitable for my approach.
I would like to write series of “What I need and What I don’t need". This is totally from my point of view. Therefore, I would like you to find “What you need and What you don’t need FOR YOU”.
Everybody is different.
I suppose there is no such a thing, all of ideas fit to all of people. However, if my ideas inspire you, I am very happy.
We had been using a microwave almost since I came to Canada. But I remember that I didn’t use it in Japan that much. I only asked to warm up a BENTO box at a convenient store.
The microwave, which we had over 10 years, was broken in November 2017. I asked my husband if he wanted new one. His answer was “No”. I didn’t expect this, as he was the one who always used it. Anyways, I hadn’t used it that much, I agreed not to purchase new one.
At that time, we didn’t have any huge commitments nor any huge belief. We just decided not to purchase “FOR NOW”. If we find inconvenience, we can always obtain one.
A couple of months later, I asked my husband if he missed a “Microwave”, his answer was “No”.
A year later, even I forgot about we had a “Microwave”, and I didn’t find any inconvenience at all.
We didn’t make any efforts nor spend energy to find alternative method without a “Microwave”.
We don’t simply need it.
I appreciate my husband’s decision, which he didn’t jump to replace it. He did give us a trial opportunity not to have it.
Good points not to have a “Microwave”:
- ✓I don’t need to clean a “Microwave”, which actually I didn’t like
- ✓There is more space on the kitchen counter