It is my pleasure to introduce you to Cheryl, who has kindly offered to share some images of her home with us:
I’m a 46-year old professional organizer living in downtown Lynn, Massachusetts; it’s a very artsy community on the North Shore. Lynn was recently recognized for its artist murals: Beyond Walls. My apartment is on the 8th (top) floor of a historic flatiron building. It’s 500 square feet (one bedroom; one bath). I live alone. In some ways, I think I’ve always been a minimalist, even before the term became popular, but nowadays, I fully embrace it. I don’t own a car, a TV, a desktop computer, or sets of anything (books, CDs, DVDs, etc.). I use online sharing tools instead of owning things (e.g., Spotify, Pandora, and Tidal for music; Zipcar, Uber, Lyft for transportation along with the train and subway system here).
Everyone’s way of embracing minimalism is different and that is very important to remember. When you are thinking about becoming minimalist, the whole point of it is to keep true to your authentic self. What is important to you, the things you enjoy and the life you want to live. I’m excited to share some real-life examples of what minimalism looks like in different homes around the world. If you would like to share a tour of your home, please contact me here with “HOME TOUR” in the subject line.
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