Recently, many people are on about this new concept of living which is all about ‘’less is more’’ parole. With minimalism, quality is always more important than quantity. But what is minimalism exactly about and can you implement these ideas in your life?
The main idea is to spend less and live with less, which is in contrast to our consumer society. We are so accustomed to buying all kinds of different products every day as we are made to believe that to lead a fulfilled life we need to accumulate as many things. But, there is another perspective to this and that is minimalism. Here are 5 tips on how to go minimalist for 6 months.
- Start small
To become a minimalist, you don’t need to get rid of the huge amount of your stuff. Well, technically you do, but surely not right away. The first bunch of stuff that needs to go is those things you didn’t use in the past month at all. When this is done, you can move on to more detailed classification of everything you own, and then determine what is really worth keeping. Start small, and you are gonna get far.
- Make priorities
To make it easier for you, think about how important is all the stuff you own? What you need to consider the most is practicality. If your closet is full of semi-white shirts which all resemble of each, you should leave just one. This principle goes for pretty much everything you own.
- Leave sentimentality behind
There are many hoarders among us out there, and one of the reasons we keep things we don’t use is sentimentality. We leave that dress we wore once at a dinner date, we keep old necklaces we wore in high school and all of this creates clutter. Keep only what matters the most, ditch the rest.
- Go for quality
If you want to be a minimalist you need to think quality before quantity, so when buying make sure the stuff you buy is not only useful but also made of top quality materials so you don’t have to find yourself in a situation to buy the same things over again.
- Surprise someone, sell stuff and borrow
In the end, you don’t need to ditch all the stuff you own, especially if there are many in awesome condition. What you can do is make other people happy: donate to charity, give your stuff as gifts or sell what you own as second-hand stuff, so you can collect more money for some quality stuff. Either way, you win.