You already know how to become a minimalist but there is a few problems. Do you even know how to become a minimalist? And would your friends even be onto you being a minimalist? The good news is that it’s not nearly as scary or difficult as it seems.
There are many benefits to a decluttering and minimalist lifestyle. Decluttering means getting rid of stuff. Minimalism means keeping things you don’t need. Decluttering and minimalism mean keeping everything under control. Sounds simple doesn’t it?
I believe once you understand how decluttering and minimalism can make your life so much easier, you will want to give it a try. It will be very much easier to live without all the clutter and random items sitting around in your home. Just think how much easier your life will be if you can get that clutter-free feeling.
So where do you start? Well, first you have to declutter. Yes, that’s right, you will have to get started by decluttering. I know this might sound scary and daunting especially because you are reading a blog about how to become a minimalist and instead of a million articles about it, you’re reading one article about decluttering. So I will help you by explaining briefly what decluttering means. This way you will know exactly how to get started with your minimalist lifestyle.
Decluttering is just that, getting rid of all the clutter-free items you have in your home. Yes, this includes your office and any other space that you use for business purposes. Decluttering means getting rid of everything and then making one area the focal point for decluttering. This can be your bedroom, your living room, your dining room, or your bathroom but whatever you choose as your focus should be just one thing…clutter free!
So now we come to the most important part of a minimalist living, minimalist clutter, and minimalism. Minimalism simply means keeping everything as bare as possible. There is no room for anything unnecessary or excess and everything has to be either used only or deigned to be used only. This is why decluttering and minimalism are important aspects of minimalist living. As you will soon see, it is not hard at all to get started with minimalism and decluttering all that clutter you have been collecting and that has been cluttering your house!
Once you have gone through and gotten rid of all the clutter in your home, it is time to find out what you can do every day in order to simplify and declutter your life even more. The best way to go about this is to start by designing and implementing a daily activity that you can do to simplify your life as much as possible. For instance, let’s say you have a computer and you spend hours upon hours surfing the internet, going online and looking at pictures of cute animals, beautiful women, and so on. You can design a system that will cause your computer screen to be covered with a black sheet every day so that you spend less time looking at those annoying websites.
The second step you need to take is to get a full disclosure of everything that you own. Minimizing and decluttering is easier if you know what you own because when you get rid of something, you don’t have to worry about it being another burden on your life after all. When you own something and want to clutter it, make sure you tell yourself and everyone else who may benefit of the information that you have. You don’t want to get a reputation of owning too much or of not being able to keep up with what you have. Minimalists don’t like to be known for not being able to do things and of owning too much. Therefore, making sure that you get a full disclosure of what you have is one of the easiest and fastest ways of getting started on the path to living a more minimalistic lifestyle.