The Minimalist Teenager

6 May








Yes, This room belongs to my 14 year old. The bottom picture is her version of clean… For months she has been asking if we can throw away her bed that she has had since she was five. This morning I agreed. So she and I took the bed apart.



The bed will be thrown away, The mattress and  box spring will go back in her room Until I get her a new set in a week.

So my room is on the back burner, until her room is done.

Keep in mind I do understand I cannot expect a child to follow a lifestyle change, after she watched her parents shop throughout her whole life; but she is learning to adjust. She likes sock monkey’s and makeup, sheet music, art supplies. I think if she had to give it all away she would lose her mind.

Next post will be of the rest of the room.


5 Responses to “The Minimalist Teenager”

  1. mylivoniaranchhome May 6, 2013 at 1:14 am #

    You are being a good example for her. She will learn all the good things of a minimalist lifestyle from you, and the peace and lack of chaos that not having too many “things” will bring to her. Maybe it will just take till she has her own house, but hopefully before 🙂

    • just lynne May 6, 2013 at 1:48 am #

      Yes. She plans on going to school overseas. She knows the spaces are smaller, That her apartment might only be a little big bigger than her current 12×12 room. So we will see….

      Thanks for your comment!

    • just lynne May 16, 2013 at 2:13 am #

      Oh my I sure hope so. She is working on her room but we got busy with yard work this past week.

  2. eacnovak May 12, 2013 at 2:46 am #

    I wish you could teach me and my daughter a thing or two. She brought her stuff home from college 10 days ago and I still do not have a dining room. I am hoping she will clean it up for Mother’s Day but I am not holding my breath.

  3. queentruthe May 13, 2013 at 12:59 am #

    Reblogged this on truthemultimedia.

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