How minimalism moved in with me + ideas for the DIY wedding

Minimalism has moved in with me

YES! And with that, a lot of things took off. I am attentive to the subject Criminalism before my last move. I've never had a lot because I don't like shopping at all; neither shop for clothes nor for groceries.

Mainly because the shops are too full for me and I tend to be knocked out after a shopping spree. I prefer a good book and a coffee or a sports session. And I even prefer to work :-)

Nevertheless, a lot has accumulated. Online shopping is also a nice and convenient thing. The first thing I did was take a closer look at what I could actually save.


  • The 6 things that I do first sorted out
    1. my landline connection including telephone
    2. Wardrobe that I didn't want to build together again
    3. Some cups and a few pieces of cutlery
    4. Vacuum cleaner (I have a robot vacuum cleaner)
    5. Wet vacuum cleaner, almost unused
    6. Approx. 10 items of clothing

    At that time it was rather little. I still took a lot with me to my new apartment with a studio. I really started here.

    Bouquet of flowers in my knitting studio

    In my new apartment there is a little less space, still enough. I'd rather have a little less now. Because that also means worrying about less. My new apartment with studio is a dream - a bright, light-flooded top floor apartment. When I was halfway settled in, I started to take a closer look at everything.

    For example, I had 10 chairs. Yes, sometimes visitors come, but I also have converted side tables that are easy to use. Here is one:

    Table and stool at the same time

    A practical side table for the couch and at the same time a stool when there are more of us. This stool was once a chair too. I sawed off the backrest with a jigsaw, sanded the surface and then painted the stool. For decoration I screwed in a nice knob at the front.


    • The 10 things that I do in my new apartment sorted out
    1. 6 chairs
    2.  a cabinet with the television on it, it is almost exclusively with my daughter, as I hardly ever watch television (she would like to, but we have a TV contingent)
    3. Decoration: a gold ball, candlesticks, pictures, picture frames - I hardly have to dust anything anymore :-)
    4. Books, I borrow almost all of them in our library, they don't have some books, I order them via interlibrary loan, you usually only read a book once, so why collect them at home?
    5. A foot whirlpool - used maybe twice a year
    6. A desk lamp that just kept its shade folded down by itself.
    7. Several bags of clothes and odds and ends.
    8. Wool and knitting needle boxes
    9. An internet radio; I only listen to music and lectures on my mobile phone or tablet
    10. Alarm clock, my cell phone is sufficient here too
    • If I could, I would still like to take care of the children's rooms, my kids are collectors and hoard things that they haven't even known about for a long time. (Every now and then I take something with me to the social department store.)

      I respect since mine Minimalism awarenessBetter a candle than electricity Make sure I have no battery-powered devices and as little electrical equipment as possible. For this reason I didn't buy a Thermomix either. 

      For 1,5 years now, I've been selling and giving away rather than buying.

      Space and tidiness is good for free thoughts and devices and objects do not need any energy or care from me.



























      If you start with minimalism, you automatically come to the topic

      zero waste

      A big topic that showed me that cosmetics including shampoo, toothpaste and shower gel can be made very self-made and can only be stored in glass containers.










      5 things that I make or replace for my bathroom myself

      1. Toothpaste
      2. flush
      3. Shampoo
      4. Liquid soap through natural soap
      5. I have replaced creams with oils
      Minimalist bathroom Make cosmetics yourself, of course
      Not only that ...
      I have also replaced many habits, habits that eat up money and take time; I am also writing a follow-up blog.
      Last but not least: DIY for your wedding
      You can also let the minimalist aspect move in at the wedding. Here are some ideas:
      1. Party outside in a boho style; a tarpaulin stretched between some trees protects against rain and wind.
      2. A buffet and everyone brings something, which loosens up the atmosphere and the dishes are varied.
      3. Knit the bridal jacket yourself with the right wool and knitting instructions, it's fun and you can be creative with the right knit kit:
      The right knit kit for your own knitted bridal jacket