It’s such a contradiction, isn’t it?
But sometimes, we need to buy before we can let go. For example, our clothes. Assuming you have 10 undesirable t-shirts in your closet. You will never get rid of them if you never go out to buy clothes that you favour. That’s because, if you let go of those 10 t-shirts before you find a replacement for them, you’ll end up having nothing to wear. And minimalism would seemed to have failed you.
Minimalism isn’t about having nothing at all. It’s about letting go of unnecessary things to make space for things that will bring meaning to our lives.
We don’t always have to let go first. If we need to buy first, then do so.