Bring on the New Year……
The average American home contains a median of 300,000 items. What do you own? How much is just taking up space and cluttering your home? Minimalism (or any form of it) can change your life. An interesting article by Joshua Beckerreveals some facts on how much we actually own, purchase, donate, discard, store, and organize. Its no surprise that places like The Container Store and the numerous storage facilities are booming.
I am using the term “minimalism”, but minimalism is relative. We can’t compare one person to another. You have to decide whats right for you. Minimalism can give you more time to do the things you WANT to do and ENJOY doing.
Minimalism not only applies to material items, but to other aspects of your life.
- declutter material things
- evaluate relationships
- prioritize and simplify your to do list
- turn off social media notifications and only look at it manually
- do what works for you, at your own pace!
Material items can take over our homes. We buy things, we receive gifts, we receive all those many samples in the mail and from stores, we receive things that are passed to us from relatives. How much is too much? Only you can decide for yourself.
- kitchen gadgets
- linens and towels
- “just in case” items
What will decluttering do for you?
- save time
- save money
- save cleaning
- save stress
- enable you to have time, motivation, and money to create memories, spend more time with family and friends, concentrate on your health (both inside and out), and focus on the things that are truly important to you
Minimalism is an ongoing process. Never be hard on yourself. Just remember to keep “what brings you joy“. After all, the book by Marie Condo, “The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up” has sold millions of copies. We may not be able to discard easily, but it looks like we all want to.