Getting Started With a Minimalist Lifestyle

    Getting Started With a Minimalist Lifestyle

    Nov 05, 2021

    I never thought I’d lean toward a “minimalist” lifestyle, but I’m headed in that direction at a rapid pace. After gathering information about what it means to be a “minimalist” I drew a much better understanding and appreciation for what it really means. Here are some great tips on how you too can adopt minimalist behavior. I assure you these tips will help you de-clutter, de-stress and save money!

    5 WAYS TO GET STARTED WITH MINIMALISM

    Attack your closet!

    HOW TO: Shop quality, not quantity

    TIP: Invest in pieces that will last a long time, rather than those you may get rid of months later.

    Declutter!

    HOW TO: Digitalize what you can

    TIP: Reduce waste and spend less by renting books, movies and track your budget online.

    Make space for what’s important

          HOW TO: Eliminate, eliminate, eliminate

    TIP: Cut out items, relationships, or activities that may not be serving you every few months.

    Spend less time looking for things

      HOW TO: Use a filing system

    TIP: Download an easily accessible budgeting app to track all of your expenses in one place

    Be kinder to the earth and your wallet

    HOW TO: Invest in reusables

    TIP: Carry around a reusable water bottle that you love instead of buying disposable ones on the go

    5 MONEY-SAVING MINIMALISM BEST PRACTICES

    Invest in experiences

    HOW TO: Choose to put your time and energy into things that inspire you.

    MONEY TIP: You may discover a new hobby or skill to add to your resume

    Re-Audit your life frequently

    HOW TO: Keep things that serve you and sell things that distract you.

    MONEY TIP: Sell what you don’t want online or donate to those in need

    Cut meaningless expenses

    HOW TO: Re-evaluate your monthly spending habits and cut out any unnecessary expenses.

    MONEY TIP: Rather than buying clothes every month, contribute that money to your savings.

    Let go of things you can’t control

    HOW TO: Stay present by practicing yoga or meditation to stay calm even during the busiest of times.

    MONEY TIP: Check out online resources or free classes to practice in the comfort of your own home.

    Appreciate what you have

    HOW TO: Start off your mornings with writing down 5 things you’re thankful for.

    MONEY TIP: Most of the time, when you appreciate what you have, you may desire to buy less. 

    Source: https://mint.intuit.com/blog/