Kindle or books ?

Simple. Both! 

I took my first kindle when I was in 10th grade. I wrote about it here
However, this did not mean that I have not read physical books since then. On the contrary. Sometimes, after reading the ebook and liking it, I also bought the physical book. It’s nice to have a library with a lot of books.

In the context of minimalism, there are many who believe that we should get rid of books as well. That’s not my case. I think an exception can be made for books. I would just say that maybe some books don’t deserve to take up space in your library. And to give you an example, it’s more than easy for me to miss Mein Kampf. Although in college I was forced to read it. * sight

But coming back to my kindle.
His idea is to give you flexibility. To be able to take your library with you anywhere. Another nice thing is that it protects your eyes, unlike your phone / tablet.
So we come to the conclusion that the two variants, Kindle or books, are not opposite. On the contrary, they are complementary. At least in my case, they work great together.
But if I had to choose, to have a book in front and on the same kindle the same book, I would choose the book. It’s a great feeling to hold a book in your hand, to make notes on it, to turn the page and see progress.
If you want to get a kindle, I recommend the Paperwhite version. If you stick to physical books, you do well. It is important to read! But that means you have a considerably more generous budget for books 😁

Live simple. Be happy.

How do you know you want to adopt a minimalist lifestyle?

  1. It often seems to you that there is too much furniture in your house. Closets full of clothes you haven’t worn since high school, chairs you don’t sit on because they don’t hold you, and the broken laundry basket you couldn’t bear to throw away.

2.Although your closet is full of clothes, you only wear 4 T-shirts, 2 shirts and 2 pairs of pants. Whether you have lost weight or gained weight, we only wear a small part of the clothes you wear for a period of time. hold. Don’t you think it would be a good idea to donate what can be donated, to throw away what can no longer be worn and to enjoy a little more space around you?

3. You’ve been thinking about this for a long time, but you haven’t had time! That’s the most common excuse we hear. The lack of time. Let’s do a short calculation. Every day, it takes you at least 10 minutes to get dressed, because you have to look for the right combination for that day on at least 10 shelves. A year has 365 days x 10 means 3650 minutes, ie 60.8 hours. Ordering in the closet (decluttering, as it is called in English) takes a maximum of 5 hours. You would then need a maximum of 2 minutes to establish the right wardrobe. So, 60.8-12-5 = 43.8 hours saved. Just because there are clothes in your closet that you really wear. Imagine if you did that in the bathroom, kitchen, etc. As long as you save. But we don’t have time for that 🙂

4. You like simple things. It’s a mistake to say that if you’re minimalist, you don’t buy anything anymore and you sit like in an empty cave. Minimalism means that every item purchased will be truly used. It will not be bought on a consumer impulse and abandoned in a few days. The idea of minimalism is to use strictly the necessary elements.

5.When you sit at the office, you can’t start working before you make a little order.

You like cleanliness, order and a certain predictability in the spaces he uses. You want everything to be arranged and everything to be in place.

If you want to learn more about strict minimalism from a household perspective, say, I have three recommendations.

  1. Goodbye, things! The new Japanese minimalism – Fumio Sasaki. I start with this because Mr. Susaki is not necessarily an “expert” in minimalism. This book shows rather the process by which you become minimalist, from the perspective of a normal person.
  1. How to sit in the house – Lu Wei. This time, the author of the book is an architect, but through the drawings he explains how to reorganize your entire home, to make room for what really matters.
  2. It was impossible not to include Marie Kondo and the Magic of Order on the list. Also Japanese, like the two mentioned above, Marie Kondo is also the most popular of them, especially after the success of her Netflix series that I invite you to see. In this book, Marie Kondp practically leisurely explains how to organize your things.

Live simple. Be happy.