In order to become a minimalist, you first have to understand what minimalism actually means and how it will benefit your life. Then, you can decide which method you want to use to start pursuing it. From there, you can learn tips on how to maintain it.
That is the basic answer. To help you understand it more, we are going to go over each question that you may have about starting your minimalism journey. By the end of this blog post, my hope is that you will feel confident in starting this simple yet fulfilling lifestyle.
what does minimalist living look like?
Minimalist living looks different for everyone, but the concept remains the same. It is about living a simple lifestyle that allows you to focus on the things that mean the most to you while freeing yourself from the things that don’t.
If you want to dive deeper into this, click here to read my post “Can anyone become a minimalist?”
what are the advantages of living a minimalist lifestyle?
The biggest advantage of living a minimalist lifestyle is having more time and energy to do the things that bring you joy. With this, comes the peace of mind that everything in your life has a purpose. This mindset will help you be able to let go of any of the physical and mental clutter that has been distracting you from the things that mean the most to you.
will my house feel empty if i live a minimalist lifestyle?
No, it will not unless that is the feel you are going for. Minimalism is unique to each person, and you will find the balance of what you are able to comfortably maintain and what feels right for you as you continue minimizing.
how do i declutter my house like a minimalist?
There are many different methods you can use to declutter your home like a minimalist, but the same principle applies to each one of them. You will remove items that you don’t truly value or use, leaving you only with the things that have a purpose and are worth maintaining.
I have done blog posts on three different types of decluttering. There is the onion method post where you start with the easiest things then go deeper, one simple task that will help you try out minimalism, and a simple spring-cleaning plan where I help you declutter each main area in your home and share my favorite tips along the way.
how do you keep a minimalist house?
Living a minimalist lifestyle is not about one big declutter. In order to maintain a minimalist house, you will have to learn the problem areas that are letting clutter into your home. Then, you can use the one in, one out rule or make decluttering a part of your weekly cleaning schedule to keep on top of it.
i am feeling stuck while decluttering, what should i do?
When you feel stuck while decluttering, remind yourself why you want to declutter. Then, either shift your focus to another area to declutter or ask yourself what would be the worst thing that could happen if you let go of those items.
I truly hope this has helped build your confidence when it comes to understanding minimalism and how you can use it in your life. If you have any more questions about minimalism, you can leave them in the comments below or click on the contact page and send me a message there.