One of the first things that every new mother is presented with is a long list of essential items that must be immediately acquired in order to successfully carry, birth, adopt, foster or otherwise raise a child.  

Aside from costing a small fortune (R90 000 a year at the most recent estimate) the sheer quantity of ‘stuff’ that children seem to need can be overwhelming. All this clutter in the home has been proven to cause parents to feel anxious, helpless and overwhelmed so it’s no wonder that the minimalist movement is gaining momentum.   

A minimalist lifestyle promises a cleaner house, more time to do what you love and less stress on everyone. 

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