Move Towards Minimalism in Three Easy Steps

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The minimalist movement is one that prioritizes owning as few things as possible, with each of those items being absolutely crucial and used often. The idea is that the world is so chaotic on its own, that people want the most simple of lifestyle possible. Going fully minimalist is a big commitment, but if you are looking to make a change and move towards that, here are some helpful tips.

Three Month Rule

Some people have a six-month rule that says if you haven’t used something in 6 months get rid of it, but cutting it to 3 months will give you an even bigger incentive to get rid of the things that you don’t need. This includes not only shoes and clothes but also things in the kitchen, bathroom, and any other space you have in your house!

Books

Books are a great source of entertainment and growth, but they can also take up a lot of space. If you are not actively reading something or know for a fact that you won’t be lending it to others, donate it and get your books from a library.

Money Diary

If you are someone who shops aimlessly, whether that be for clothes or food, start writing down everything you buy. This will keep you accountable and you can then look at how much you are spending and if the things you’re buying are essential.