Thanks so much to everyone who commented on my latest Huffington Post article!
What a wonderful discussion in the Comments on what furniture we can (and can’t) live without… I hope it provides inspiration to those just discovering minimalism, as well as those who need a little jump start to their decluttering.
The winner of the giveaway (chosen via the random number generator at Random.org) is mountainhome, who wrote the following Comment:
I’m 60 with knees and hips that need to be replaced as well as a bad back from numerous on-the-job injuries, so I need more furniture than you do. I absolutely can’t use the floor for seating and I need to be able to put my feet up because of my back.
I’ve read before that end tables aren’t needed, but I need them for a lamp, a book, and a cup of tea. I can’t put those things on the floor – I’ve tried, and it doesn’t work for me. The same goes for bedside tables. I use those folding tv tables for these, and I only keep the lamp on it permanently. Everything else gets cleared off when I get up.
Also, even though I agree with you about the electronic books, I’m on a fixed (very small) income and can’t afford to purchase all the must-have books that I already have. I use the library constantly, so I don’t make any new purchases.
I do agree about the entertainment center since I also don’t have a tv. I use my computer to play dvds for my grandson instead.
Congratulations to mountainhome, and thank you again to all who participated. Look for more Huffington Post giveaways in the future!