If you are looking for ways to declutter and live a better life then these minimalist lifestyle tips will hopefully help.
If you find yourself surrounded with useless items, doubles of everything, papers from way back or a closet full of unworn clothes, you may want to ask yourself the following questions:
If it’s hidden under something and you don’t know that you even have it then why do you have it?
If you don’t even like it then why do you have it?
If you are not using it then why do you have it?
Granted, there are a few items that you may still want to hold onto even though you do not use it- don’t feel bad if you want to hold onto it for a bit longer, sometimes new lifestyles take time…
I am not a minimalist extremist- although I have created my space to reflect nothing but everything that I love with simplistic elegance and of course sporadic touches of eclecticism to match my personality (Obviously).
No drawer goes unsorted.
Mind you, not much to sort because I have mastered keeping around only what I truly need and love.
You see, I have been a master of the minimalist lifestyle of many years, long before the minimalism trend kicked into full gear.
For me, I reached a sense of peace of dealing with less after moving from place to place throughout the years… to simplify for me meant to have an easier life…
Here are some of my minimalist lifestyle tips that I invite you to try if you feel that you want to….based on my own personal realizations when I shifted towards minimalism in my own life.
It is okay to let things go in stages.
So this is what you are going to do. Get out three boxes. Just do it now.
1 box will be given away, the other thrown away… the last box will be a put away.
Now here is what you do next:
Pick 1 room.
Go through your items and start filling those boxes. Obviously, what you want to keep you can leave it for now… this is a great way to just get started and you have that put away box… that box that is for your moment of… “um well….. I don’t really use it but I still think I might want it but I don’t really know right now”.
We’ve all been there.
Just keep at it- consistency is key. Once you start letting things go, letting other things go becomes easier
Start taking a stroll through your home. Pick a few things here, a few things there…..give them away to people who need them or will actually enjoy them if you aren’t!
Heck, sell them on eBay and make some cash- just get comfortable with the process of letting go….
Just because you let things go does not mean that you need to go back out to buy more things to fill your place right back up.
The whole point of the minimalist lifestyle is to be happy with less because things do not define happiness. Experiences and having less stuff, but stuff you actually LOVE, holds much more meaning and will bring you more joy and relief than you probably even know.
Having empty space is a good thing. It creates space for new opportunities to come your way!!
How did these tips work for you?