Hello, my loves! I’ve been thinking about this topic for a couple of months. Even though I have tried to become minimalist in the past, I could only get rid of uncomfortable clothes. Another category of items I donated were clothes that no longer fit me. Here is why I am being more intentional about what I bring into my space.
Table of Contents
- Why I choose to donate instead of sell.
- Why I’m choosing to be more intentional about what I bring into my space
- Content I stopped consuming
- Content I am consuming more of
- My favorite intentional living Youtubers
Why I choose to donate instead of sell.
I have chosen to donate instead of sell for several reasons. The first reason I chose to donate is because most of the clothes I got are cheaply made. By cheaply made, I mean the clothes are from fast-fashion stores like Marshall’s or Forever 21. Nobody wants to buy a ratty old T-shirt for $5. Another reason why I choose to donate instead of sell is because I lose out on money. I could sell something for $15 and only make $5.
Why I’m choosing to be more intentional about what I bring into my space
I am choosing to be more intentional about what I bring into my space. One of the reasons is because I already have so much clutter. I don’t need to add more clutter. I need to either use up what I already have or donate it. By donating, it will definitely go to a person who will enjoy it hopefully as much as I did.
Content I stopped consuming
There are a few pieces of content that I have stopped consuming in the past couple of weeks and months:
- Hauls-Haul posts and videos are the reason why I am broke. I will still watch a haul video on Youtube, but I don’t feel tempted to shop anymore. I want to live more intentionally without having to live with clutter. I don’t want my life to be a constant cycle of buying and then donating.
- Shop with me-Shop with me videos are even worse. Shop with me videos often involve the vlogger going inside a store. Usually, they film what the store has in stock, or what they are going to buy. These videos are prompting people watching to run to their local Marshall’s, Burlington, or TJ Maxx. There is a 50/50 chance that the people watching are going to be disappointed, because each store has different stock. They’re also wasting gas.
- Top Amazon/Shein/Walmart items you need (or something similar)-I tend to skip out on top items from certain store videos. Most of the time, the vlogger doesn’t need those items, and they are just buying stuff to make content.
Content I am consuming more of
In lieu of haul videos and shop with me videos, here is the content I am consuming:
- Personal development-I love personal development videos. I feel like personal development videos speak to me, and I can relate with the Youtuber most of the time.
- Clean with me-Clean with me videos are another great video I love. I love getting motivated to clean up my space and organize.
- Vlogs without shopping-Vlogs are definitely one of my most consumed forms of video on Youtube. I have tried vlogging before, but to no avail. By watching vlogs, I feel more inspired to make one myself.
My favorite intentional living Youtubers
- Malama Life–Sophie has really helped me in my quest to live more intentionally. She and her husband are now traveling around the states before making the big move to Portugal.
- Ashlynne Eaton–Ashlynne is a minimalism Youtuber and I love watching her videos. She does not push the “you need this many items to be considered a minimalist” thing on you.
- Rachelleea-Rachel’s videos center around cleaning and organization.
You can read more of my intentional living posts here.
How are you being more intentional?