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Second-hand shop

Hello dear readers,

Today I went to a second-hand shop and together with my parents we donated 5 boxes of stuff! Mostly books: there was a full box from me, lots of children books, but also English & Dutch books, and my parents also gave away a lot of books. In the boxes were also DVDS/CDs/PC games we never watch/listen to/play anymore. And it is all such a relief!

I divided my last box with books into two boxes, well, I had to because it just didn’t fit in one box. And these are my prettiest English & Dutch books. These I will bring to a second-hand bookstore and hopefully they want to buy them from me.

After the summer I’m going to England and during the summer I’m going on holiday with a friend (we want to visit among others Budapest & Paris) and I can use a little money for that!

Now I’m decluttering so much I don’t feel the need to buy stuff anymore. I always wanted to buy books. More more more more books. But now I have gotten rid of so many already, I feel so much better and lighter! Everyday I saw all those books and it made me feel guilty & a slow reader. Now I look at my shelves and see mostly the books I love or the books I still really want to read. Some books I want to get rid of too, but I don’t because they may come in handy for my uni. So those books I am allowed to keep and after uni I will donate or sell them.

My bookshelves look soooo much calmer and lovelier, I’m really happy with it. Next week I will go to the second-hand bookshop and then my room is without boxes and with a lot less books!

How do you feel about decluttering?



Let me tell you what my life currently looks like:

  • At the end of the second year of my English degree.
  • This summer I’m going on interrail with a friend
  • After this summer I will study for a year in England

I also started with my project Minimalism. I have 2 boxes full of books I do not feel I want anymore in my life. I have deleted so much junk from my room (most of my stuff will go to a second-handshop – recycling is cool). And I feel so much lighter! Stuff IS weighing people down, I certainly believe that.

Tedtalks about minimalism and other inspiring subjects are now on my to-watch list. I have watched several now and they inspire me. I don’t want to give in to comsumerism, I don’t want to buy stuff I don’t need.

Clothes for example. I kept clothes because I had bought them. Not that I loved them. I am not going to buy clothes anymore if I’m uncertain if I like them. Quality over quantity is another saying I have now very high on my quotes-list.

Technology: to be very honest, I’m sick of technology. I am sick of internet. I have done the following things: unsubscribed from almost every newsletter I could think of that I received. Notification e-mails from facebook I turned off. I unfollowed practically everything on facebook, therefore it is not that entertaining anymore, so I hope I won’t look on it so much. I don’t want to use mobile internet anymore unless I’m on WiFi. I don’t want to be constantly online. I don’t want others to be able to reach me at any given time.

Well, that was it for today. If you have any recommendations for tedtalks, interesting websites/blogs about the topics I discussed in this blogpost: they are very welcome!

Just to stay friends: if you think differently: That Is Totally Fine! This is JUST the way how I feel :).


My Holiday in Oxford – July 2015

It’s some time ago, but here’s a blogpost about my holiday in Oxford last summer :)!

I went with my family to this beautiful town for 5 days. It was one of the best holidays ever, I had expected Oxford to be awesome, but I had no idea it was such a great town!

Here are a few pictures:

We visited some colleges, with beautiful gardens, we saw a Shakespeare play (I have written a blogpost about it on my other blog!), we ate at some great restaurants, it was just absolutely lovely to be there!

I was on tumblr a few months back and I saw this picture:

Source: Tumblr

And I thought: I know that place! This was a great little place where we ate lunch once, it was delicious I remember! So funny I saw it on Tumblr, what a coincidence!

Well, just a short blogpost about my holiday, hope you enjoyed reading a bit about it! I hope to go to Oxford again very soon :)!

x Barbara