7 Tips For Minimalist Living

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Minimalism - the act of owning less and living intentionally. There are many proven benefits of becoming a minimalist, such as reduced stress, saved money, a clearer headspace, and a tidier home. Adopting a minimalist lifestyle has grown popular over recent years but the concept can be tricky to adopt. We’ve put together some quick tips to help you make important lifestyle changes in your home.

1. Quality, Not Quantity

The first step to living a more minimalist lifestyle is to favour quality over quantity. Whether you need a new pair of trainers or a new purse, it is important to invest in quality pieces that will last you a long time. Whilst the bigger price tag can be off putting at first, you will save money in the long term by cutting down on cheaper, more frequent purchases. 

2. Digitalise

If you enjoy reading or watching movies, you are most likely familiar with the amount of space your collection consumes. As we continue to digitalise many aspects of our lives, why not download your next book or movie on a Kindle or Tablet? This can free up valuable shelf space. 

3. Eliminate Things You Don’t Use

It’s time to cut down on the things that you don’t use or need. To start the decluttering process, you need to identify the purpose of each item in your space and consider whether it is needed. From there, you will be able to cut down on items that don’t add value to your life and can then get rid of them completely.

4. Invest in Reusables

When starting a minimalist lifestyle, you should be considering what items can be reused. For example, why not swap out disposable plastic water bottles for a single reusable glass one? Not only is this a great tip for minimalists, but it is also much more sustainable and eco-friendly.

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5. Give Everything a Home

Once you have cut down on the majority of your items, it’s time to give everything a home. Get creative with your selection of storage boxes and organisers to ensure that you can store exactly what you need. If there isn’t enough room, ask yourself again, ‘do I really need this?’. As your items fall into place, hold yourself accountable for putting everything away once you’ve used them.

Should you really struggle for space, you may wish to house your belongings at an external facility. At Easistore, we have a wide range of secure storage units for your items. Get in touch with your local branch today or request a quote using our online system.

Alternatively, why not make money from your unwanted belongings? Consider selling items online that you no longer need.

6. Invest in Experiences

Once your inventory is cut down, it can be difficult to keep your space minimalist. A great tip to avoid buying unnecessary items is to spend your money on experiences over materialism. Why not value time and memories over the latest gadgets or clothes? You may even find yourself spending less in the long term.

7. Cut Your Expenses

It’s important to evaluate your monthly spending habits and determine if they are necessary. Do you need to spend your disposable income on clothes, for example? This money can be put into a pot that can contribute to your savings which can go towards living life to the full. 

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Living like a minimalist will take some time to get used to, but the results will most definitely be worth it. Not only will you find yourself feeling less stressed over small things, but you will also enjoy living in a clean, decluttered home.

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