This KEEPER Denim post is a guide for how you can reduce the clutter in your life. The term ‘minimalist’ has been around for thousands of years; however, it only became a mainstream concept in the 20th century. As time has passed, we have come to realise that less can really be more when it comes to deciding the items that we have in our homes.
WHAT IS MINIMALISM
Minimalism is the process of focussing on what matters most to you and removing the things that are not important. It is essentially the decision to live with less.
3 BENEFITS OF MINIMALISM
- MORE TIME
Time is something we often feel like we never have enough of. When you have more ‘stuff’ in your home, this means you often spend time cleaning and tidying up. So, when you have less in your home, you will have more time to do the things that matter to you – whether that’s cooking, catching up with friend and/or family, whatever you wish.
- SAVE MONEY
When you become more choosey about the items you purchase for your home, you will save money! Something that we all love to do.
By purchasing less items, you are helping to reduce waste and the number of items that end up in landfill once they reach the end of their life, benefiting the planet.
HOW TO BECOME A MINIMALIST
When looking at each item – ask yourself the important questions such as – do I need this? Do I use it? If you answer NO to both questions, then chances are you can do without it in your home.
Write down each of the items that you have decided to keep and then make a list of where you intend on placing each one.
For the items you have decided you no longer need, you have two options - you can either continue to use it until you finish it/it comes to the end of its life, or you can dispose of it. However, when it comes to disposal, make sure you consider the environment and the impact that the waste will have.
We hope you found the KEEPER Denim post on How to Become a Minimalist insightful. Remember you don’t need to remove all items from you home to be a minimalist, you can decide just how much you need, there is no right or wrong, only what works best for you.