Minimalism is a philosophy and popular trend where we get rid of junk we don’t need. From Marie Kondo’s philosophy of getting rid of what does not bring you joy to the simplicity of open floorplans, minimalism is someone we all can and should consider in today’s world.
It’s not particularly difficult to do, either. Here are ten benefits of a minimalistic lifestyle:
1. Helps you save money by thinking about your purchases
One of the good things about minimalism is that you don’t need to have every single new thing that is out there. Far too often, we just buy things without thinking because we need that one thing for some reason or another. Just asking “do I need this” often means we don’t need it. Want it, yes. Need it, no.
2. Increases amount of space you have by clearing out clutter
It is astonishing how much space people have once you’ve cleared out the clutter. You see it on the “clean up my house” shows where people realize that their apartment or house has features that they didn’t even know existed.
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3. Makes things easier to organize and stay organized
The first part of any minimalism is decluttering, and part of decluttering is organizing things. For example, people keep bills and invoices for far too long, and they don’t need them anymore. Once you get rid of paperwork you don’t need, you can organize the paperwork you do need so you can find it quickly.
Can’t find the books that you liked? Once you reorganize your bookshelves, you can put them there without issue. It’s easier to find that jacket you love when you don’t have to dig through thirty other jackets.
4. You can donate items you don’t need to people that do
Donating things to charity is a good way to get rid of things that you don’t need anymore. As long as your donations are in good condition, they’ll be welcome. And, for many charity organizations, those donations are often the difference between having something for people that need it or not.
5. Cleaning is easier when you don’t have to work around junk
It’s easier to clean your house when you don’t have a lot of things to clean around. Who wants to move a pile of books once a week to clean the entire desk? If you have pets or children, fewer things mean that there are fewer things for them to damage.
6. Help the environment by having less packaging to toss and fewer things to ship
Amazon Prime has made it easy to accumulate clutter because you can just wait two days and it’s there. But, every time you order something, it comes in a box or mailer that has to be recycled or taken to a landfill, and it has to be shipped. Needing fewer things means that you will have fewer things shipped to you.
7. Moving is easier when you have fewer things to pack
On average, most people move 11 times in their life, and it’s easier to move when you don’t have a lot of things to move. Having few things to move means that you can make more decisions about where you want to move. It’s easier to move into a smaller place if you have only a few things.
8. Makes more space for new, large purchases
Minimalism doesn’t mean you can’t live without the good things in life. Nothing says that with all of that extra floor space you’ve opened up in the living room, you can’t replace your old, smaller couch and get a new big-screen TV to binge-watch the next great streaming series.
9. Less clutter means fewer things to trip over, increasing personal safety
Watching people trip over things late at night in a movie is funny. You personally tripping over things late at night isn’t funny and can hurt when you land on other things. Removing the clutter of your home means that you don’t have to wonder exactly what you’re stepping on at 2 AM.
10. Getting rid of junk means you have less stress, seriously!
For a lot of people, having junk makes them anxious because they feel like they have to do something with it. The problem becomes where do you start with the piles of clutter? If you don’t have piles of clutter, you don’t have to worry about what you need to do with it.
These are all good reasons to look at a minimalist lifestyle. Even if you only clean up and organize one or two rooms in your home or apartment, this could mean the difference between having anxiety or not having any.
With the help of Good Riddance Hauling, you don’t have to worry about taking all of your junk and clutter away. We’ll do all of the heavy lifting and hauling, and even handle the recycling and disposal of electronics and appliances. All you have to do is show us what you want to be removed.
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