Living Minimalist

For many of us, our homes and offices are at maximum capacity. We cram our storage areas, cupboards, and drawers, and then try and find even more places to store all of our valuables and possessions. What happens if you eliminated everything that you really and truly didn’t need? What would your home or office look like then? What impact would it have on your life? Could you live your life like that?

Living a minimalist life is defined by the The Minimalist website as “a tool to rid yourself of life’s excess in favour of focusing on what’s important—so you can find happiness, fulfillment, and freedom.” Essentially, it’s about living without the unnecessary and extra “things” and material possessions that clutter up so many of our lives and our spaces.

Becoming Minimalist is another blog site that documents the life of a family who made the decision to live this lifestyle. According to the blog site, the family has “found a better way to live centered on more important pursuits. It has been a journey of discovering the abundant life is actually found in owning less. And it still ranks as one the best decisions we’ve ever made.”

However, going minimalist can be a difficult transition, especially for those of us who are so accustomed to being surrounded by our possessions and the other “things” that we live with. Living completely minimalist might not be the right or wrong answer, but there is a lot of good tips and strategies that can be followed from this approach. Taking the time to go through everything in our home, and assess what is really necessary and what is not, can help eliminate all the unnecessary materials and clutter. This can also be considered before purchasing new furniture, clothes, gadgets, and more. Do you really need to replace this or buy more of that? You may find that the answer is “no” more times than you would think.

We really don’t need as much as we think we do, and can make do with a lot less than what most of us live with now. TWEET THAT!

Interested in trying to live a more minimalist life? Check out The Minimalist and Becoming Minimalist to learn more.