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How to Dispose of a Minimalist’s Estate In One Easy Step

I fantasize about the day when my abode will contain only the bare essentials.   I will walk into my apartment and a Zen-like ambiance will pervade the open spaces.  All that I own will fit in two suitcases, and my paperwork and photographs will be scanned into my computer.

I have come to realize that my decision to become a minimalist will have far-reaching implications not only for myself, but for all the lives that I touch.

Case in Point:  Family members have to expend considerable time and effort trying to figure out how to dispose of their loved one’s belongings.

Not so in my case.  All they’ll have to do to get rid of most of my stuff is just hit the delete button.   I love it!

Now how easy and breezy is that?

Vita Reid


About Vita Reid

"You cannot Change What You Will Not Confront." T.D. Jakes. I am a 1993 graduate of Smith College, having majored in Psychology with a minor in Mathematics. I lived in Lawrence House during my senior year. I am an ardent bridge player and soon-to-be expert. My motivation to declutter, minimalize and clean my apartment began 10 years ago when I visited my friend's minimalistic apartment in Manhattan. He owned nothing. My motivation to speed the process of down-sizing my possessions along is fueled by a desire to entertain a world-class bridge player at my home during the world games to be held at the Marriott Hotel on Market Street in Philadelphia in October 2010. Being that I will be working almost exclusively from home when my voice over career flourishes, I would like to make my apartment pleasing to my own eye. Since clutter can also be an impediment to creativity, I find it essential to rid myself of it so that I can develop more creativity in many areas of my life, including at the bridge table, my blog posts and developing creative marketing strategies for my voice over business. This blog represents a diary of my genuine feelings moment by moment as I make the transformation from 12 years of disorganized clutter to owning only the bare essentials of life. May you find a few nuggets in the writings to inspire you in your life's journey. Keeping it easy and breezy in the land of less, Vita Reid The One Minute Minimalist


4 thoughts on “How to Dispose of a Minimalist’s Estate In One Easy Step

  1. Great point. It took my mom months to rid her mothers house when she died. Part of it was my mom’s attachment to her mom’s stuff.

    Great reason…for becoming more of a minimalist

    David Damron

    Posted by ddamron44 | January 16, 2010, 10:32 PM
  2. Good idea. I’m having all my pic’s scanned at the end of January. It’s worth it to me to have somebody else do it for me. It’s crazy, my room has only a few things in it, but the paperwork just keeps coming. I have to work on that.
    Take care, Beth

    Posted by afiveyearplan | January 17, 2010, 12:02 PM
    • Yes I agree. My paperwork is daunting. I have 15 boxes of unfiled paperwork spanning over 12 years, together with over 1,000 photographs. I’ll begin to tackle all the paperwork after a considerable portion of my living space has been purged of items I no longer need. Staples carriers a few photo scanners I’d like to consider purchasing. It is going to take quite a bit of time for me to finish all this, but I’m fine with that. It took me 12 years to create this mess; I cannot expect to finish it in a day or even a month.

      I welcome your suggestions for future blog posts.

      Peace and love.
      Vita Reid

      Posted by vitalynne | January 17, 2010, 12:59 PM

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