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My Minimalist Apartment That Fits In My Minimalist Budget 

I recently downsized to a minimalist apartment to fit my Minimalist budget.  I had been thinking about downsizing for a while so I can speed up my debt payment and finally took the leap.  There are definitely some drawbacks to downsizing but I think overall it's working for me.  The biggest drawback for me is security.  The security of the bigger buildings I've lived in has always been great.  My last building was on the third floor and you couldn't…

Pursuing Minimalism

In anticipation of my downsizing move in two weeks, I decided to clean out my apartment and give some stuff to Goodwill.  My LORD, I got rid of so much crap!  I didn't realize how much stuff I've had for years, moving from apartment to apartment, that I never use.  I think of myself as somewhat of a minimalist anyway, but now I'm starting to see the benefits of only owning what you absolutely use and need.  I took a…