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How to Start Minimalism

Updated: Mar 1

how to start minimalism

If you are looking to start minimalism, it can be a daunting process. You have to completely rethink your lifestyle and your goals. When you do start minimalism, there are some steps you can take to ensure you get started in the right direction.

1. Just Start—there Will Never Be a Better Time Than Today

Want to make your home a more relaxing place to be in? Declutter! It's a process that can start with a drawer, or a closet, or an entire room. You could start by getting rid of one item every day, or by going through your stuff one category at a time. Once you've decluttered and organized, you might notice that it's easier to find what you need, and your home feels more spacious and inviting.

2. Resist the Temptation to Buy More.

Ever feel the urge to buy more than you need? Whether it's a new sweater or a delicious dessert, it's always tempting to go overboard. After all, you may never see the product again! Yet, the old adage "less is more" is actually true. If you still want to purchase, remember "purchase 1 get rid of 2".

3. Decide How You’re Going to Dispose of the Stuff You Declutter

A simple way to declutter your home is to start with one category of things you have, like your clothes, and get rid of one item every day. Or, you could start by going through one drawer at a time. Decluttering can be a great way to make your home feel more inviting, and it can make it easier to find what you need when you need it. Donating your items will also give you a sense of progress and help you contribute

4. Declutter by Keeping Only the Essentials.

Most of us have a tendency to hold onto things we don't need. We overbuy items and then never use them, we save up items for a rainy day that never come, and we keep items that are broken, not working, or otherwise unusable. Don't let your home become cluttered and chaotic! Declutter by keeping only the essentials.

5. Limit Your Decorations to Meaningful Items.

While the decorations might look pretty, they can also make a house look cluttered and cluttered spaces can lead to stress and anxiety. Marie Kondo has a helpful saying, "take each item in one's hand and ask Does This Spark Joy? If it does, keep it. If not, dispose of it.

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