Recently I came across this post series by Ignacio and it really got me thinking. Sitting here in my flat right now are many things I own, but simply do not need or use on a daily, weekly or even monthly basis.
Now, I don’t plan on becoming a digital nomad by any stretch, but I do want to simplify my life and live a more organised way while making room for the things I love doing or seeing. Having less stuff is also good for the bank account as you simply buy less stuff. Thinking about purchases instead of saying “oh wow that looks really nice I’ll buy that”. Its all stuff that we know we should do, but I’m really, really bad at it and it’s time for this to change.
I’ve decided to document the process here on my blog (yay content!) in a series of posts titled Decluttering My Life (yeah, I’m sorry Ignacio, I couldn’t come up with a better title). You can follow the process here.
Over the years I’ve gathered many things. Technology, games, paperwork, clothes. Things that sit there, unused in a drawer somewhere. It has finally clicked in my head that in the small flat in Hull I live in, there simply isn’t room for things that are just sitting there wasting space and ultimately things that don’t really matter.
I hope that someone out there may read this and be inspired to do this themselves, as I think it is a great process not only financially but also mentally. Clearing this out will also (hopefully) clear my mind and allow me to focus on what is important.
I’m also working on sorting out my financial plans. I’ve got accounts with so many places I can’t even keep track of what is going on. Sadly my passion for fintech also lead me to a million bank accounts here, there and everywhere. This will be getting sorted and organised as well as my plans for the future such as investment accounts and peer to peer lending to grow money over time. I’ll also document these but under a separate currently untitled series.
So, let’s do this.