A minimalistic lifestyle isn’t for everyone, especially in the hectic world that we live in, but could it be the way forward?
Each year we’re not only spending more, but also wasting more which has a huge impact on the environment, as well as your wallet.
What is Minimalistic Lifestyle
A minimalistic lifestyle is all about living with less and only the essentials. Financial burdens such as debt, buying unnecessary items, and decluttering are all included in moving towards a minimalistic lifestyle.
What are the benefits?
- Be happier and less stressed
- Declutter your house and living space
- Better for the environment
- Free from financial worry or debt
- Spend money on experiences rather than items
1. Declutter Your House & Get Organized
Start with one room, put everything you don’t want into one box and everything you want to keep into another. It’s best to throw away more than you’re keeping! Sort through anything that can be recycled too.
Everyone seems to have an abundance of kitchen utensils like forks, spoons, knives, even plates or cups. There’s no real need to have endless multiples of items that you probably will never use.
Its important to try and not to get overwhelmed, you don’t have to clear everything in one day. Take your time.
Decluttering will not only help you to live an minimalistic lifestyle, but it’ll also help you live a healthier life. As you’re decluttering you’ll be getting rid of items that gather dust, and as we all know dust isn’t good for your health. Getting rid of unneeded items will also help clear your head.
2. Use Everything You Already Have
Before you buy anything new, make sure you use everything you already have.
If you go grocery shopping, check your cupboards beforehand and make a list to avoid waste and buying multiple items.
3. Be Smart With Your Money
Before buying anything, ask yourself various questions like “Do I need this? Will I use it?”. If the item is expensive then plan ahead. Looking for coupons and discount codes is always helpful in helping you be smart with your money and also getting things for cheaper.
4. Stay Positive
Be strong and don’t let negative thoughts get the better of you! Minimalism is a lifestyle change and it may be scary at first, but there’s nothing to worry about. If you don’t try then you’ll never know, and sometimes you have to take risks.
Count your blessings each night and make a list of everything you’re grateful for.