It started with a post in a "Saucy Apartment" community: a set of photos showing a brilliantly clean apartment for $679/mo in San Francisco. San Francisco is my favorite city in the world - it's eclectic, beautiful, and costly. Living there was improbable because of its steep rents. I feared I could never live there because of this... until something affordable, like this, popped up.

It gave me hope.

With this in mind I vowed to simplify my life. Why should I keep buying stuff? My life is full of things I barely glance at on a daily/weekly/monthly/yearly basis. Since childhood I was brought up to believe that everything I owned was precious and sacred, but as I grew older and moved around more and more I realized - I hated stuff. Christmas and birthdays were like a nightmare when people bought me things I did not need or even want and I felt terrible for taking hard-earned money in exchange for things that were inherently useless.

Owning things has made my life a mess. I work about 60 hours a week on various activities and at the end of the day, I just crawl into bed, close my eyes and ignore the piles of things that are strewn everywhere. Looking at this image I realized that I really need very little to survive.

This blog is a diary of my journey to Minimalize my life. Along with my partner Tim, we have been working hard to reduce the clutter and revamp our spirits through a healthier, cleaner, and clearer lifestyle. Most blogs talk about theoretical and practical ideas but implement very little realistic or guiding examples to explain how to embrace this change. I hope to help. Although our attempts are made a bit easier since there are only two of us, we all have our own difficulties just the same.