From Hoarder to Minimalist | Decluttering time-lapse | 3 years | 2018

Published on Jun 17, 2018
The room worked as a storage unit from the moment a dozen of black bags with inherited clothes came to stick around. The past three years have been a circled decluttering-process, until konmari and minimalism was integrated into the work.
Part 2: us-tv.org/tv/video-17n1wDIp0co.html
This is From Hoarder to Minimalist. People might discuss the level of minimalism at the end result, but knowing how cluttered it was at the beginning shall make it clear.
If all the clothes belongs to another person, how can you know your own style? It can be hard letting go of clothes because you feel an obligation to keep them, wear them and not ever throw them out. Hasta la vista clothes!
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Comments

  • Inspiring

  • Well done for you for downsizing your clothes. However For me, the end result still looks like a really large number of clothes. I hope you understand you have no obligation to keep anything that was a gift o hand-me-down, even sentimental. Only the clothes you use and love are enough.

    • Thank you! I agree there is a lot left at the end! (Check out my later videos). In the winter I am using the same comfortable clothes over and over, so I have a capsule wardrobe now, whilst keeping the other clothes stored to change it around. Clothes are my #1 focus when it comes to simplifying, because I get easily overwhelmed by it. I have started swopping clothes too, so nothing goes to waste.

  • THREE YEARS ?!?! Damn. I need to know how to start but if it takes three years I’m out. Lol.

    • Thanks soooo much for the inspiration! I need it and I’m ready for this journey. Takes the first step. 🤣🤪

    • Hahaha! Let me remind you I had no clear intention at the beginning. I didn't know about kon-marie or minimalism. I also had a no-throwing-away-mindset. Depending on how much clutter you want to reduce and how much you have, if you put your mind to it and work intensively a weekend or a week that can be enough to get you there!

  • It's so fascinating that you captured the whole experience! Amazing! :)

    • Thank you! Captured some here and there, and it turned out into a longer time-lapse.

  • Couldn't she have kept them on the hanger when sorting? Just curious

    • We imagine it is rather hard to see and feel what you are sorting when you can't see it clearly. This is part of the Konmarie-method, where you hold each item up in front of you.

  • Were all those clothes just for you? I hope not Damn.

    • +The Big Screen Theory oh, ok. I was thinking man that's a lot for one person. haha

    • No, they were a lifetime of clothes from the grandmother, a lot of clothes from the brother and for the girl.

  • This is so beautiful.

  • What country are you from?

  • Amazing declutter...too much info on your clothing.

  • You put "were" instead of where. You're not minimalist, I only have 6 outfits. Poor lighting and annoying music

    • Great for you! This is however a journey not a competition. I never intended to create this video so lighting was never on my mind unfortunately. Sad you disliked it so much.

  • She could clothe a large village in Zimbabwe with all that stuff. Obscene.

    • Agreed! It is obscene to own so many clothes, especially since I never used them. In this case 80% of the clothes was inherited from a passed family members. There were a lot of guilt connected to donating the clothes because of that. They have all new homes now :)

  • Wow!!!!! Amazing.

  • It wasnt hoarding though and you still arent minimalist. Good job though

  • Wow you are Wonder woman

  • If you haven’t sorted in your PJs, have you really sorted at all?

    • Haha! I have sorted my PJs too! They have increased to a fitting volume of sleepwear :)

  • You still have lot of things

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  • WHERE

  • paagal

  • You're so brave!

  • um....I think calling this hoarding does a disservice to those surviving with a serious challenge.

    • Hoarding is a behavior where people or animals accumulate food or other items, so it's by definition no wrong-doing by calling this hoarding. To me hoarding is when we accumulate great amounts, more than are necessary or do-able.

  • Great job, very inspiring. I’ve just posted a video on decluttering my kids room 😅. Check it out I’m open for ideas and feedback.. we have a huge goal to downsize from 3 bedroom house into a retro caravan 💋♠️♥️

  • Well done but don’t declutter words! where not were!

  • I've been decluttering for a year now and I'm still maybe only halfway done but I just have to keep going. Great job btw.

    • Good job so far nevertheless! Looking through old pictures from 25 years ago, I see that the items (like a specific rug or cup) that my parents had back then, they still use today. They are for sure keepers of items. Now after the decluttering process where I have discarded of the excess, I can choose wisely what *are* "keepers" for me too :)

  • I love your loft bed and closet underneath setup. Great video as well

  • Did ur family think u were crazy?? Great job btw

  • that is so horrible...I have NEVER in my whole life owned that many clothes even if you went all the way back to my childhood and stacked them up til today it would not equal what she had....disgusting

    • I am glad you never had to deal with this amount of clothes :) I don't see how this is disgusting though. Working through the clothes from a passed family member is necessary. This is not clothes I have shopped mindlessly to fill my need for materialistic things.

  • This inspire to declutter and becoming a minimalist.

  • Good job...realistic video get progress

  • Thank you so much for posting your journey. I am going on two years of decluttering and I finally feel like I am almost there =) You're awesome and it truly is a journey and minimalism is different for everyone. I cannot believe how rude some comments are and I truly hope you skip over them and know what a fantastic job you have done. Before I even started my borther was sitting in my living room and remarked - you don't have much stuff and I told him I like it that way - well I have way less stuff now!

    • That is great! Yes, there is no finale rule about what the outcome must look like. Good job! And thank you :)

  • also declutter the bulky wallet of yours lol, i got My wife this Cascade Wallet by Mani Wonders and she is loving it.

  • sooo cool! i started in 2014. went really well until 2016, started hoarding again. but in 2017 I started organizing again. I'm down to less than 20 clothes. Donated the clothes that weren't good quality from stores that sell beautiful and cheap clothes like h&m. now i'm trying to own less, constantly and in every category in the apartment. trying to buy really good quality so i don't have to regularly buy new clothes beacuse they look dull, washed out or rip after only a year or less. i wish you lots of good luck in the future and only do what works for YOU ❤️

    • That is absolutely amazing!! I do admit I could have found use for some of the clothes I gave away, but decluttering made room for me to realize which items I care for the most now and what to look for. I also try to buy quality and sustainable fabrics, mostly organic cotton. I have happy I had this positive experience with minimalism and KonMari. It will for sure help me in the now and in the future. Thank you so much, and same goes for you! Good luck 💚

  • My darling daughter de cluttered my house for me. I was left with the absolute minimum, plus my bank card, passport, my birth certificate and my Yorkie. Forever grateful.

  • It's Hand Me Down, not handy down or hammy down. Ughhhhh!!!!

  • Good Job!

  • Wow, that's was really a hard job, I too got rid of all the plastic, plastic smelly clothes need to be washed very often not good for the environment and our skin!

  • Fashion tends to round in a circle so my wife keeps clothes and still has clothes from the 80s she sold a lot of 60s to 70s clothing on eBay and next year will sell the 80s to 90s periods clothing, I add they are all very expensive clothes that she keeps anything under 100 GBP goes to charity the rest sells, so her and my wardrobe are always full, now getting older and putting on weight both of us. We are going to downsize after Christmas so selling continues and makes money towards are pensions savings.

  • All of your clothes are sooo insane. Yikes

  • I hug some things too, before giving them away 😅

  • There wasn't many clothes at the start though. I think I've got a bigger problem than I thought, it's going to take me ages to sort mine 😖

  • Pretty good job! From a Grandmother

  • Oh, what has been left is considered minimalist? It is WAY much more than I have. But okay, for some people it may be little, lol.

    • The journey is called "From Hoarder to Minimalist." However minimalism looks different from everyone. Like quoted in the video "to know how far it has come, you must know where it started" this is way more minimalist than what the video started with. There has been made an updated video, after some more decluttering, dated end of July - beginning of August if you are interested to see the result :)

  • whats this music... i love it

    • Thank you for your feedback! One song is at least called Sabor Moreno by Quincas Moreira :)

  • I'm really happy for you! Plus I love love love the way your room is designed with your book study space, and your bed and closet the way it is! It's true tho, the smaller more compact space means you've got to be on top of keeping it tidy and organized! Thanks for the vid, thumbs up!

    • Thank you so much! I love my room so much. I made a updated video because I decluttered even more, if you want to see :)

  • Your home looks normal. It's not badly cluttered at all!

    • It's s good thing you're saying this. We are masters of real life Tetris and every single corner is being used.

  • So when you don't have enough money to buy exactly what you want you then end up purchasing more which is just a little bit better than the rest to make up for it. This cycle goes on until you can afford the best options and therefore feel good and will use them more and then you start seeing your old clothes need to be gotten rid of. Something like that.

    • If you don't have enough money you take everything you can get for no or a low price, unsure about the next time you'll find something similar again. I got all these clothes (did not buy them) from family but I understand what you mean.

  • Donate for what?

  • Nice. Hand-Me-Downs, though.. Not Handy-downs. You did a Great Job!

  • Wow that's commitment.

  • Great work...which country are you from....

    • I will Archana! I love making travel videos. I have made one recently about Iran and about Greenland (our neighbors) if you are interested.

    • The Big Screen Theory Beautiful Thank you for replying. I am.from India and a travel lover. Could you please make more videos showing ur country landscape people culture et all....thanks dear.

    • Thank you! This is in Norway.

  • Amazing! I know how hard it is. Today I took all my shoes from my walk-in closet. They span for at least 30 years. What a mess. The hard thing is to “choose “

    • Thank you for your understanding! Oh, I hope it turned out good. It is hard, but I guess you get better and better at it. There are a few things I regret giving away, but then again they went on to someone else and I can't really do anything about it now.

  • I dont understand why it took so long. Three years to clean your house?

    • It was the mental barricade that took long. I decluttered a little here and there with no direction before this year (I found Konmarie). This is how long it can take to get out of the i'll-just-keep-all-this-just-in-case-mindset.

  • Please that's not hoarding!! My mother has a 4 bedroom home (3,000 sq ft) she lives in a hotel now because she can't get into the house anymore!! Because of all the stuff!! There's a tiny trail through the house! Haven't seen the floors in 30 years! THAT'S HOARDING!!

    • I am sorry to hear that! In my language hoarding is more like when people collect a bunch of possessions regardless of the emotional attachment to the item. It does not have to look like the things on Television. I am happy you don't see this as hoarding thought.

  • Three years I imagine is basically doing a tiny amount like every other week. Put your mind to it you could finish that easily in a weekend maybe two.

    • Agreed! The sentimental attachment slowed me down a lot. At the end I really wanted it done. I had finally researched decluttering methods and found Konmarie. I went from a full rack (under by bed) and a full wardrobe, to 50-60 items in my closet in a couple of weeks (if you are interested I made a video about the great result).

    • The Big Screen Theory oh I'm sure, when you have so much alot of people don't know where to start. It's quite rare and difficult to find someone who can start quickly every time. Top thst with having to get rid of things of potential sentimental value can be hard to. I'm not bashing the spreading out method, I was simply pointing out that to do this in 3 years must require unseen factors because if you really just wanted to get it done it could be done fairly quickly

    • The hardest thing about this was that I did not know where I was going. I didn't manage to let go of much in the beginning. This is only showing the clothes thought, a lot more was going on during this time period :) Thanks for your comment.

  • Fancy having soooo many clothes!

    • It would be great (more or less) had it not been for the fact most of them did not fit!

  • This is not a level you could call minimalism atm.. but you did a great job decluttering anyway and I wish you the best of luck for your progress and your journey :)

    • I am not working towards white-wall-empty-room-minimalism, but minimalism that can support me not by depriving but by showing me the fortunate amount of things for me to thrive, without feeling overwhelmed by the volum of items. This is the process up to June! Check out my updated wardrobe videos! Thank you :)

  • Having too many things is not the same as hoarding.

    • Thank you.

    • I am so sorry to hear this about your family member. English is my second language, and in my first language "hoarding" (translated) means nothing more than keeping to much stuff (being a pack rat). I have learned than in other English speaking countries, the word "hoarding" is connected to an illness. However, the reason I choose to title the video "Hoarder to minimalist" is because I myself have been looking for videos of people actually having a lot of stuff and being able to declutter. It's to inspire those who think they can't. I'll keep the title, but I will be more sensible next time. Thank you for your feedback.

    • Hoarding is beyond having too many things. It is an illness. It is allowing your things to take over to the point that you live in filth, you hide it from others, and continue to acquire more things. There is a difference between needing to declutter, and being a hoarder. By calling people who only need to declutter hoarders, you create a bigger problem, because it adds to their anxiety and they continue to be overwhelmed and don't declutter. It also diminishes the very real problem that being an actual hoarder brings. I had to help a family member who was a hoarder and their house looked nothing like what you are showing in your video. Their house was full beyond capacity, he only had a tiny space in the kitchen to sit and sleep, he couldn't get to his kitchen sink so he had all his dishes and pots and pans in the bathroom along with all the bathroom things, and could barely get into that space. his entire house was full of pests and pest waste and mold and mildew and filth. We had to wear face masks and gloves and long sleeves and pants to work. We couldn't salvage anything, it all had to be thrown out. We found out he was hoarding because he became ill from complications to the filth and not being able to access his bathroom. We were able to clear everything out because he was removed, and in the hospital. We never let him go back. That is hoarding. You just had a few too many blouses.

    • In my perception that is the exact thing as hoarding :) You hoard the excess not matter what emotional value it brings you.

  • I gave away 4-5 large boxes of mostly clothes, and now my entire room is 2 boxes. 🌝

    • Wow, that is amazing! I am happy to hear you liked the quotes :)

    • The Big Screen Theory btw i rlly loved the quotes at the end they resonate with me

    • The Big Screen Theory 2 large boxes of possessions (minus my bed and vanity ofc) but it took me 2 years to get here comfortably. :) it really changes your ways

    • That is great! :) Two boxes of clothes or only two boxes of possessions?

  • This is very misleading title, you have a lot of stuff but you are not a hoarder. Hoarding is a psychological disorder, and no hoarder would be able to ‘declutter” like you did and especially without help. They become hugely distressed at trying to tidy/clean because they have deep rooted emotional attachment to objects that others would a) not keep in the first place and b) find easy to get rid of.

    • I understand, no worries. I am glad you explained to me the connection with the word and the illness, so that I am aware. Thank you!

    • The Big Screen Theory thank you for your explanation. I hadn’t considered that the word hoarder might have a different meaning in another country sorry. I have worked with hoarders in therapy, I am very keen that these people are not seen as lazy or just untidy. It’s a very problematic condition that needs therapy. You did a great job by the way 👍🏻 I hope your friend gets the help they need.

    • Hello. Hoarder in my language obviously has a different meaning than in other English speaking countries. In US it's like the things you see on TV, but in my country it's the ones who collect excessive amount of stuff independently from what emotional value it brings. Thank you for your thoughts nevertheless. I do know a real hoarder. He love to organize and categories but he never let go of anything so the house is bursting (we are talking old hotel wipes in bunch for example).

  • what is the name of the song which begins 1.20? thank you :)

  • Her clothes are so ugly!!

    • Thanks!! You are sooo kind! They are not mine, they are clothes I had in my possession.

  • I have tons of clothes I’ll never wear and when I want to give them away but my mum is just like “NO I SPENT MONEY ON YOU AND LOOK AT ALL OF ThOse EXPENSIVE THINGS I GAVe YOu ILL NEVEr BUY ANYTHING FoR YOUR EVeR AGAin “ so yeah...

    • The Big Screen Theory thank you so much ! !!

    • Hahaha my mother was like that in the beginning. Tell her "thanks mom, but these clothes don't bring me joy anymore, I want someone else to have them. I am grateful you bought them for me" and then add "And did I mention I luuuvee uu." Then run before she can say anything and donate the clothes. Good luck hahha!

  • This must have been very hard for you. It looked like you did it all yourself as well. Well done . I really have to tackle my mine now

    • Yes, it was such a challenge mentally (and psychically!), but I managed it. Thank you :) And good luck.

  • I have decided not to Kon Mari anything. My kids are gone, so my hubs and pets and I have the house to ourselves. And we just got it paid off! I have my craft stuff, sewing stuff, my guitars, everything is pretty organized, and I clean out a bit at a time. I have no desire to bring all the clothes, or whatever, from the whole house, and spread it all out, make a big overwhelming mess, and then have to clean it up! But that is just me! LOL But I do ask myself, "Does this item bring me joy?"

    • Yeah, I would imagine the shock treatment would be valuable. It is just too much work for me, though. I have a disability and have to keep things easy. I do like to declutter and organize, tho. I have always been nerdy that way. My sisters used to make fun of me. My daughter loves to organize her home, as well. She is trying to minimalize a bit, because she buys way too much stuff! lol

    • The reason Marie Kondo suggest to move everything out on the floor, is to help you get a clearer picture of how much stuff you own. Like "shock treatment." To me that has helped. But more because I can get a clearer picture of how much I didn't want. And that gets clearer and clearer each time I purge. It seems to me like you don't have the biggest problem with stuff thought :) Hahaha! Thanks for your comment.

  • Why do we all have so much extra crap?

    • I guess because that is what the post-war parents taught our parents. Then we have social media and advertisement, and the disturbing thought that the things we own are who we are and that we are the things we own, when in fact things are just tools that helps us through the day :)

  • Great a hoarder doing the decluttering themselves

  • Well done! Don't be afraid to downsize more👏

    • The Big Screen Theory 😃

    • Thank you! I have downsized more and I *love* my closet now! :) When I open it I smile because everything in there sparks joy.

  • This is awesome. I will hit 3 years in September. I think I'm down to less than 50 clothing items by now. It is super satisfying to not be weighed down by so much stuff! Thanks for the video!

    • That is great! I have around fifty items (dresses, tops, bottoms, sweaters) myself. Yesterday I found some clips from back in 2014, and my room was so cluttered, much more than I remembered. Now I can't imagine myself living like that, and I feel super satisfied with how my room has turned out :) Thanks for your comment!

  • Your June wardrobe looks about the same amount as mine.

  • Darlin', you had a bit of stuff and you did a super job cleaning out, but you were by NO means hoarder. All your former stuff was useful in one way or another. Hoarders keep stuff that ordinary people recognize as useless or as trash. Enjoy your successful clean out. You are inspiring.

    • That's not entirely true at all There's many hoarders who hoarder belongings that are useful. But then there are also ones out there that are trash hoarders.

    • I had some real junk stored under my bed (packaging, leftover textils) back in 2014. I actually did not remember how bad it was before I saw some clips today. I accumulated random things and the piles of "what if"-grew. Thanks a lot Vinniegret :) I enjoy it very much indeed.

  • The progress is great, but I don't think it can be called minimalism yet. Too much even now. Do you really need so many clothes? I've never had so many even when I wasn't a minimalist.

    • The Big Screen Theory that is cool, I'll watch it with great pleasure!

    • The process is called Hoarder to Minimalist, I agree this is too much. I have inherited a ton of clothes and it has been so hard to let go of them. 4 years after I got them and I still have to go with bags to donation. It is sad how much time and energy it took before I could finally get to where I am now. I have decluttered more since this video, and I made a part two :)

  • So inspirational! 💕 Thanks. I’ve been trying to declutter and I did a massive declutter about a little more than a year ago but I just have so much stuff I want to KEEP or Might use. It is really hard to downsize.

    • Thanks! Search up *The life changing magic of decluttering* or *Spark Joy* audiobook on US-tv, I am sure it will give you a kickstart. Good luck!

  • Wow! How did you set your mind to "let go" emotionaly and all? I bought my "stuff" but now that i have 1 teenager left at home, i don't "want" nor do i "need" anything, my stuff is heavy on my conscience. You are on your way to minimalism (seems like no one get that's the way you're heading..to hell with them). Thanks so much for sharing your journey, very inspiring :)

    • I began decluttering a few years ago, following the idea that *your room reflects the state of your mind.* I wanted my room to be clean, so that my mind would feel lighter. Motivation is key! (My room had constantly stuffed air. Letting go of the excess would make it easier to focus on the important. I had to downsize when a fourth person moved in). Start by getting rid of the obvious clutter, like bottles, packaging, old, ripped, damaged stuff you can't or won't repair. Thank the item for all the good days and let it go. With all the things that just sits around; there is someone out there who will get so much more joy from it. Ever heard of the konmari-method? Thank you! :)

  • I loved this! I wish I had video of when my decluttering started but for me Ive kinda been doing it all my life

    • Oh, yeah, I bet it would be cool to see the progress. Do it next time you declutter :)

  • You do realise that getting rid of existing polyester and acrylic clothes that have already been manufactured and are in your possession is environmentally damaging, don’t you? Getting rid of them needlessly is creating more unnecessary waste. The idea is that you not buy any more of them to decrease demand.

    • Donate🤣

    • I am happy that you mentioned it! I did donate a lot of them, so it was not their end. Anyhow getting rid of them made it easier for me to make the boundary between the clothes I want to wear on my body and don't want to wear. I kept the polyester clothes I liked, but I can seldom stand the feeling of the fabric on a warm day (most was summer tops or dresses). I kept them for the same reason as the other clothes; *just in case* . To be able to allow myself to get rid off the clothes for a health and environmental reason (microplastics when washed) made it easier to declutter. Do you understand? :) I no longer buy *any* clothes made of polyester or acrylic fabric. I should have listened to my mother when she told me "that is so plastic"! I did not realize she meant *actually plastic* haha

  • Oh Wow! Amazing. Well done. The 2015 bit looks like mine! Thank you.

    • The Big Screen Theory Thanks so much for your reply. I have read some Louise Hay. x

    • Hi Deb! It is a challenging process, but it feels great after a good declutter. I am sorry to hear that you had to experience that. I believe in a *whole food plant based diet* :) It is simple: you base your diet on whole, unrefined plants (or avoid long, questionable labels). You switch out meat and dairy products for plant based alternatives. I love it so so so much! It has taught me to respect my body, mind and earth more. I hope you can find some help in that. Much of life is created in our minds! Your thoughts create the next moment. Have you read anything by Louise Hay? I find her inspirational. Thank YOU!

    • The Big Screen Theory Hi. Thank you, I will have a look. My whole life I am trying to declutter! Even down to what food I am eating! Sounds strange to say, but I was diagnosed with NAFLD (liver) a few years ago, so I am trying to lose lots of weight. I ditched alcohol too. My problem wasnt caused by too much alcohol, but it aggravates it! I had ME/Fibromyalgia for over twenty years and it was the medication that I was taking that gave me the NAFLD. I do believe that so much of how to live life is in our minds. You are a true inspiration! Thank you. Love Deb x

    • Thank you so much! Are you working on decluttering or is it alright for you? I made a second part, if you are interested: us-tv.org/tv/video-17n1wDIp0co.html :)

  • Love your video, and I love your room set up!! I wish my ceilings were high enough for a bed like that!!

    • Thanks! That is so nice. I have moved the furniture around since then, and actually did this massive makeover yesterday because of some moving. It turned out great! I'll make a video about it. I made a second part decluttering clothes, if you are interested: us-tv.org/tv/video-17n1wDIp0co.html :)

  • Good job! Did anyone else notice, around 5:20, your voice sounds like Björk ^^ And don't worry about people commenting on the "level of minimalism". First of all it's an ongoing process, you can't arrive at your goal right away, and it's minimalism not asceticism.

  • what song is playing the first 4 minutes? love it :)

    • I love to have it standing! It is much easier to find what I am looking for. It looks like waay more clothes that way tho, strangely enough :)

    • that actually was the one I meant :D thanks

    • BTW loved that you stood everything up, even in de regular closets (not drawers), I didn't want to do it that way (I wanted to wait until we move and I can get new furniture ;) ), thanks to you I will try to stand everything up right :D

    • The second song is called Sabor Moreno. I could not find the first song at the moment. Thanks! :)

  • *where not were it is today

  • i would say is a great effort of cleaning and decluttering, not precisely minimalist. At least for me, the concept minimalist is more like just having less, because, all the clothes you show in your video are indeed a lot for just one person. It is not hate at all, it is just to clarify the tittle of your video. It is not minimalism but you are in the way. Keep up.

    • The title is indicating the process. I did a part two, because I still indeed thought it was a lot of clothes for one person. Thanks :)

  • If she's a Hoarder then I have No words 4 what I am! After divorcing I left Everything 2 move away from my ex so I had Nothing. Starting All over again I find it difficult 2 get rid of Anything now. I Sew~ Quilt~ Make Jewelry~ Knit~ Crochet & just about anything else Crafty so I Nrrd my Stuff. I just Need 2 Organize Better...

  • Good video, but horrible music. Ended up watching it in mute because it sounds like alarm or something like that.

    • Thanks for your feedback. I will use something else in the future. There is a different song later on in the video.

  • I do this every other month with my whole apartment

    • That is awesome! I do this regularly too, because obviously I have not reached the point I wish to be at just yet.

  • I would have liked to know the standards of the keep pile.

    • The standards as in size? I did a second part of decluttering if you want to check it out :)

  • i used to be a hoarder and collector as well. after im in uni, living thousands miles away from home, i learn a lot of things.. the space they give has taught me to be more careful with my clothes choice, no matter how much clothes i have, eventually i wear the one that i feel comfortable and confident. it makes me more annoyed when we have to move out from other accommodation every year, had to pack our things like crazy 😫 the process are pain in the ass! so i decided to go minimalist and just keep what i really need. im still trying to get rid of stuffs especially garments and accessories. im still a collector but more to book and physical cds 😊

    • I am moving too! So I have to downsize. What a feeling to look in your closet and realize you look and feel good in it all :) I am also a collector of books and cds, but apply minimalism to the aspects where I feel like I need it (hence the clothes decluttering). Thank you for your thoughts!

  • im confused, this was clearly not over a period of three years, you should have narrated some of this.

    • The first videos are from 2015, so yes it was a period of three years :) There are clear dividers between the years.

  • This is very encouraging. I get disappointed when I can’t go from cluttered to “hotel room” minimal in one weekend - I need to remember it can actually a very long process and patience is required. Also, I LOVE KonMari. A great method for handling the psychology of our physical spaces...

    • Allowing yourself to spend time on the decluttering process will make you happier in the end. As the KonMari explains; you will get better at telling what sparks joy to you and that makes the end result better (and more sustainable). Thank you for your feedback! :)

  • I love this!! I read Marie Kondo's book last year and have gotten better and better at following her method since that time. It takes a while to get past all the guilt and sentiment we attach to items, but the more we declutter, the more we want to live clutter free. I have about 1/3 the 'stuff' I had last year, and I'm trimming it down more and more as I realize what I don't truly need. Keep up the great work!!

    • Thank you! With Konmarie, you will over time get better and better at telling what you love apart from the rest - I love that! Well done, and keep the process going :) I just came home from being abroad for a while and I realized how much clothes I still have (will update with a new video).

  • You have done great job on downsizing! Congrats on that 👏👏👏 but I would never call this a minimalist wardrobe. Its still way too much clothes in my opinion. When I have friends over they are always amazed how decluttered my home. Well its just because they havent seen my wardrobe! 🙈😂

    • Thank you! This is not a minimalist wardrobe I agree. The series on the other hand is called "From Hoarder to Minimalist". I am not done with the decluttering yet :) hahaha! Better not show them.

  • Your minimalist wardrobe looks like my normal wardrobe.

    • By taking your time, you are defining yourself. You are not someone else. It takes time to create a masterpiece-YOU!

    • I am not surprised. This is the temporary result of the decluttering process and there is still way too much for me :)

  • I wish I had made photos or videos, or at least counted my clothes when I started decluttering

  • Miss great!!

  • I love your fashion sense! It looks super colourful and you have a real eye for fabrics and patterns :)

  • 👍🏻

  • Dancing thru the whole video :,) well done girl!!

  • This is brilliant xxxx

  • Beste barnet :)

  • The about downsizing specially kids is keeping relatives (Grandma loves clothes and toy shopping for kids away) 😂 never ending. I am about do same thing. First tackle all the dirty clothes.

    • Please try to write this again for me, I had a hard time understanding :)

  • So your style is grandma with a touch of weirdo.

    • Nope, I barely used the clothes on the racks, and that is why they got donated.