Saturday, June 3, 2017

My Big Announcement and the New Minimalist Adventures Project

Hello one and all!

If you've been following my Instagram, you'll know that I'm now on the other side of my Minimalist Vacation Project! Yep! I made $1000 selling small household items over the last 3 months and took an Anniversary trip with my husband to the wonderful Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. It was a great trip and I'll be blogging my recap about that this week! Stay tuned! In the meantime, you can check out my Instagram for pictures of our wonderful journey funded by going minimalist!

However, today I wanted to make a BIG announcement and roll out my new minimalist project!

Drum roll, please!!!

My husband and I will be moving to the great state of Missouri...THIS WEEK! Yep! We'll be loading down our car with as few possessions as possible to go back to my midwest home state. My husband has accepted an appointment as a senior pastor at a church in my hometown. I've been away from home since 2012 so this will be a big but exciting adjustment for me to be around my family and friends on a regular basis again.

That being said, the new project starts now! It is the #minimalistadventures project!  After seeing such great success with the minimalist vacation, I figured...why stop there? We continue the adventure with the next one being our move from Tennessee to Missouri. Once we got back from Myrtle Beach, D and I immediately started in on selling off our things again. In less than a week, we've sold off an additional $600 of our stuff! Crazy! We need to take as little as possible with us because, well, Uhauls are expensive and we're wanting to start with a clean slate!

The Minimalist Adventures Project will include many sub projects. We will use our desire to go minimalist to fund our experiences. Each project will likely have a different funding source (since eventually, I'm going to run out of stuff to sell). For example, one project may include couponing during grocery trips with the money saved going towards an adventure. The next may include counting time as currency. In other words, there are many ways to fund your adventures through minimalism and I'm going to introduce them to you and try them all! Our first minimalist adventure will be to sell off the remainder of our things and use the money to fund the cost of the move (mostly gas, food, and lodging) and our first month of expenses after our move. We would love to make another $1000 before we make the move, but considering we only have a few days left, I'll be happy to leave with $800 in our pockets. Like before, I'll keep our money-making progress graph on the right of the blog post so you can follow along.

So...there you have it. The next few days are going to be jam packed with lots of activity as we work to make the transition. They will also be bittersweet considering we are leaving friends and family behind here in Knoxville. I'm looking forward to all that is in store in the coming days and months and all the adventures we can have with less stuff to hold us back!

Have you made a big move before? Willing to share some wisdom? Leave it in the comments below!


  1. Nice Post :) I hope it will help lots of people .

  2. OOH, congrats on moving house! Such exciting times ahead of you :-)

  3. I am making an effort not to buy any more 'stuff' and to declutter. Life should be about experiences and travel not how many objects you have.

  4. Wow I look forward to following your journey. I'm trying to become more of a minimalist.

  5. Congratulations on your moving! It so nice to find again family and friends after a long time.

  6. Congratulations! hvae fun on your journey!

  7. Congrats on moving! It's crazy how much money you can make selling items from your home. We've made like 500 during this year selling some old books, and other stuff we've bought but are not using anymore. :)

  8. Congratulation! I'm very surprised of all your achievments, minimalistic life can really make a difference an maybe I shoul try this. I think it helps your life and your mind as well, maybe you are less attached to things (very common thing nowadays) and have a clearer state of mind.
    Very interesting post! Congrats on moving as well :)

    Samantha |

  9. Congratulations on the big move...Decluttering always a good idea...remember to create new beautiful memories