When I prepared for my move from Florida to New York, I had to drastically reduce the amount of worldly possessions I accumulated over 40 plus years. I was happily moving from a single family home in Florida with plenty of storage space into a New York apartment.
After a couple of very fun and very exhausting garage sales, I was able to fit everything I owned into 9 x 9 x 10 feet of space inside a moving truck. It is amazing how freeing it is to let go of material items which you once thought were so important. I felt free and light and cleansed.
Purging so much unnecessary stuff changed the way I shop. I have to really love something before I am willing to bring it home. Purchases are not just about the monetary cost but also the storage cost. Being a careful shopper means having items you really love. So, of course, like everything in life, I am passionate about what I do buy for myself. From finding the perfect banana for my after workout snack to making sure the clothes I buy are comfortable enough to walk miles in, I give much though to anything I spend money on at this point.
I love being able to share my favorite items with you and hope you will also let me know what you love.
Here is the first edition of Simple items I love, October 2017