So next to being frugal, I am also a minimalist! I did mention this in the past in an old blog post, but I’m not sure if everyone who has read my blog up to this point knows this about me! So it’s time I come out of the minimalist closet and tell the world… YES, I am a minimalist! 😀
Being a minimalist in a world of consumption is not always easy though. Without the internet, it is rather hard to locate minimalists like myself in the world around me since it is so uncommon.
So here are a few reasons why minimalism helps me in my life so much!
Everything is Organized, AKA ‘A place for everything and everything in its place!’
This has gotta’ be one of the best reasons for an organizer at heart such as myself loves minimalism. Everything being organized! A place for everything and everything in its place! Yup, the best part about this is rarely will you ever lose anything. Since each item you own has its own spot it goes in, you will always know where things are located! And when you do lose something, it is probably only a sock. 😛
Having Only Quality Items
This right here makes minimalism so worth it. Instead of having 5 junky items that serve a similar purpose, you could have one or 5 better quality items that serve the same purpose as well that you will probably never have to throw out. Eventually you will have to throw some items away if they break since everything is made so cheaply these days, but it is quality that matters in the end. Quality items tend to last, so that is why they are always so important to buy in the long run. Plus, by buying quality items, you will be able to keep them out of the landfill longer if at all. 🙂
Makes Frugality Easier
And since you are not buying so much stuff, being frugal becomes a lot easier! Well unless you are like me who sometimes goes to thrift stores for fun to find treasures, that kind of hinders me sometimes when I buy something and realize it wasn’t worth it. :;( But in general, minimalism does make frugality a little easier since you are not buying stuff all of the time that you don’t really need! 🙂
Possessions Easier to Maintain/Cleaning is pretty easy
If you are sick of how hard dusting is or having to store stuff correctly so things won’t break oor fall over, than minimalism may be for you! Since things aren’y always stacking up anywhere in your home, you will have an easier time storing things and cleaning things around your home. I have to be honest, I’m kind of a slob, but when I noticed something getting dirty, I usually take action right away! 🙂
But basically minimalism helps keep things cleaner by making stuff easier to clean around and being able to keep things clean! Well, most of the time… 🙂
No clutter around the house!
And if you are a minimalist already or don’t have a lot of stuff in general, you may have already noticed this. But when you don’t have a lot of extra stuff you don’t need laying around the house, things seem to be more shiny and cleanly! Meaning, everything looks pretty sparse, but in the good way! Heck, your house may even echo if you are an extreme minimalist or have so few things that natural echoing does happen. 😉
Plus, since there is no clutter, things in the house may feel more calmer and relaxing. This is natural folks! An uncluttered mind is a non-distracted mind indeed! 🙂
I may be a minimalist, but I am not perfect. I do tend to let laundry pile up and sometimes my floor gets a little messy, but eventually everything gets cleaned! You can never beat a clean living area! And minimalism helps to achieve this goal a lot easier than just stuffing things away in a closet hoping it doesn’t fall on top of you when you open it. 😛
What do you think of minimalism or having everything clean in general? Do you like it?