Why Minimalism Is A Good Idea
Minimalism is not just a fad or a trend; it is a way of life. Consumerism has led people to buy and accumulate more things, thinking that you will need them later on, or just because they were on sale. Hence, homes tend to have so much junk and clutter that you will, later on, realize you didn’t even need. Choosing to be a minimalist simplifies your life, as you learn to focus only on the things that you need, and dedicate your energy on other more important things as well. This article will give you reasons as to why choosing to switch from hoarding to minimalism is a great idea:
Your Life, And Home Is Clutter-Free
Have you ever tried to consider how many times it is in the year that you declutter your house? Experts say that if you find yourself needing to declutter for more than twice in a year, then you have a hoarding problem. When you choose to be a minimalist, you will finally be able to solve the clutter problem in your house.
Examples of problem areas can include:
- Having too many utensils. Only keep a number of utensils and plates up to the limit of people that your house can sit comfortably.
- Having too many clothes. No, you do not need ten shirts in that one design, but in multiple colors.
- Have too much food in your pantry. Keeping too much food in your pantry only leads to food wastage.
You Are Less Tardy
When you are a minimalist, you can also avoid being tardy. Why? Because your life is so much simplified. Imagine the amount of time that you waste to choose what lipstick to use for the day when you have five lipsticks of highly similar shades. If you have children in your house, you will also find yourself consistently in a hurry because there’s always something to clean and to pick up. The less stuff you have, the less mess your child makes. Hence, as a result, you can leave your house earlier and be less tardy.
You Can Save More Money
Consumerism makes you spend, spend, spend. On the other hand, minimalism will tell you to spend only on the things that you need. When you go to a store and buy just what you need, you can save money, that accumulates to significant savings later on. You can use this savings for other better purposes such as investments and travel. The more things you buy, the less extra money you can save, and the higher the chances, too, of accumulating so much debt.
You Become Appreciative
Try to observe a child with fewer toys vs. one who has a room full of toys. The child who has lesser toys than the other tends to be more appreciative with what he has. This child will spend so much more time playing with a toy, rather than the other who spends less time playing with a single toy because he has so many options to choose. Be the child with fewer toys. The fewer material things you have, the more appreciative you become of what you have, and what you get to buy later on. Because you no longer focus your energy on buying and spending, you tend to live a life that is more appreciative of things that money cannot buy.
The benefits of minimalism are endless. More than just the physical aspect of it, being a minimalist can also change your life emotionally, financially, and even psychologically. Minimalists are labeled as one of the happiest and most grateful people in the world. When you decide to change your purging habits and to move to minimalism, you can focus your time and energy on more important things like precious family time, relaxation, or travel. Often, your lack of rest is a direct result of the enormous number of things that you have accumulated in your home.