For many years I wondered why there was so much hype about the arrival of spring. I grew up in the tropics, where there is one season but four variations on it—stifling hot, very hot, hot, not so hot. Then I left my home to attend college in North America. I arrived at a time the residents called autumn, and before I was able to adapt to that season, along came the one they called winter. By March of the following year, I, too, was hyped, watching, praying, preparing for this season they called spring. For they promised me that in spring nature would get back all her hues…
Living a minimalist lifestyle gained national attention after the release of the 2015 film Minimalism: A Documentary About the Important Things. Over the past three years the makers of the film, Joshua Fields Millburn and Ryan Nicodemus, have helped over 20 million people attain meaningful lives while living with less.
So what is minimalism? Although it holds a different meaning for everyone, the concept can generally be defined as “the intentional promotion of the things people value most and the removal of everything that distracts from them.”
Imagine the feeling of turning unwanted clutter and junk around the house into cash. Thanks to technology, there are several ways to accomplish this goal, but the tried and true garage sale often works the best–especially for older adults.
Having a garage sale does take work. The better the plan, the more successful the garage sale, which means more money in your pocket and less useless items around the house.
The organizing, advertising, and running of the sale can all be incredibly frustrating ordeals. Follow these steps to avoid massive headaches and issues along the …
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