In a world where everybody wants to get more and more, listen, you can do the other way; being a minimalist.
You can include minimalism in your life in an easy way. For example, choosing minimalist decor for every room of your home or doing a quick decluttering once a year for your wardrobe.
You can also “go big or go home” which means putting 100% effort to practice minimalism and not giving any room for clutter.
Extreme minimalism can be difficult. But it can give you a radical transformation in your life.
Down below are some tips you can try to start your extreme minimalism journey:
Get rid of all furniture in your home
More furniture needs more time to clean, more energy to take care of it, and more space to put it in.
Getting rid of all furniture in your home might sound scary. If you’re not ready, you can start little by little. Get rid of all tables, and then get rid of all chairs, and then get rid of the bed frame (yes, it’s possible to sleep with mattress only, without the bed frame).
If you’re interested in decluttering your home in a week, check out this post.
Create a capsule wardrobe which consists of 1-2 colors
Having a capsule wardrobe is a great idea.
But if you really love extreme minimalism, don’t forget to consider the color too.
Pick black and white OR neutral color if you don’t want to look boring. Grey is OK too.
Downsize your home
Living in a huge home forces you to clean and organize a huge area regularly.
By downsizing, you can save time, energy, and money, because:
- smaller area, typically, means less time for cleaning and organizing
- smaller area, typically, means less electricity for cleaning
- smaller area, typically is a lot cheaper to rent or buy
Get rid of small decorations
A single big mirror plastered to the wall is OK.
But don’t let small pieces of decorations make your home look cluttery.
Get rid of them.
Ditch the cash whenever possible
Don’t let multiple sheets of cash (OR EVEN PENNIES!) sit in your wallet.
Only put 1 or 2 dollar bills in your wallet so you are not tempted to use cash.
Use cards whenever possible.
Oh, and don’t forget, don’t keep too many cards just because they have “Rewards”.
Practicing simple minimalism in a certain area of your life might be easy. Minimalist closet, minimalist pantry, or minimalist living room. It’s all possible.
But minimalism is NOT only about what’s seen. It actually needs to start within your mind.
Practicing minimalism in your mentality means avoiding all unnecessary things in life, such as eating too much or talking with fluff.
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