Do you want to make life easier and have more free time? The solution already exists and it is becoming more and more popular.
We live in the age of over-consumption. Our habits and needs, including interior design, clothing, household items, etc., are formed under the influence of advertising. Various brands strive to release new collections every month. We are forced from all gadgets to fashion, trends, convincing us to buy more and more products. For example, over the past 25 years, our consumption of clothing has increased by 65%, but more than half of the clothes do not wear out and go to landfill. Because of the abundance of goods on the market, the attention-grabbing colorful advertising, people are buying more and more unnecessary and often low-quality things that we either throw away or store in closets, on shelves, in boxes, thus cluttering up our homes. Our mind is overloaded by the overload of information, flashing shop windows, noise from technical devices and gadgets, unnecessary things and unfinished business around us. When we come home we want silence, simplicity, calm and relaxation. A minimalist lifestyle and conscious consumption can help us achieve this.
The trend toward minimalism is coming more and more into our lives. It has a number of advantages:
- The difficult world economic situation requires limitations. But the sensible frugality of minimalism makes life even better in difficult times, as the quantity of objects is legitimately replaced by their quality.
- Minimalism is environmentally friendly and conserves the resources of the planet, as it promotes the reduction of consumption and its consciousness. Minimalist interiors are durable, the objects in them are relevant beyond time and trends, they do not need to be changed every season.
At first glance, minimalism is about owning as few possessions as possible. But it's actually much more than that.
So, what is minimalism?
Minimalism is a lifestyle that helps people question what things add value to their lives. By clearing the clutter out of life's path, we can make room for the most important aspects of life: health, relationships, passion, growth, and our own positive contributions.
Giving up things you used to think you needed can be initially emotionally difficult. Nevertheless, it is one of the best decisions you can make, and you will be amazed at how much it can improve your life and make you happier.
So, here are some of the best things that can help convince you if you're not yet sure to start your transformation.
What are the benefits of minimalism?
The need to tidy up and clean the living space is reduced
Few people like being surrounded by clutter. It's distracting, disturbing, and ultimately unproductive. The fact is, when you have too much stuff, bringing order is impossible without a ridiculous amount of effort.
That's why you focus so much better in the coffee shop or library — no personal things to pay attention to. You'll spend surprisingly little time cleaning your minimal living space and see it as a quiet sanctuary. Just hanging clothes, wiping down surfaces, and throwing away trash (plus even more deep cleaning) will be enough to keep everything in order.
You will have less desire to buy more unnecessary things
When your house is in order, frivolous purchases seem less appealing. You put off buying anything you don't really need. Adhering to the "one in, one out" rule (i.e., each new item should push out the old one) can make it even more noticeable. Instead of spending small amounts of money on meaningless purchases, you can put it aside for bigger or better items, such as the holidays.
You can quickly find what you need
That can be the best part. When there is less clutter hiding what you are looking for, it is very easy to find t-shirts, pens, chargers, etc.
You will have a clearer mind
Minimalism can have a psychological effect. Many people find that they can think better in a simpler environment. It's easier to focus when clutter bothers you less.
You will feel freer and less attached
Overloading things causes suffocation and can be a nuisance. That's why moving is one of the most stressful experiences. Having less stuff to pack will only make it easier. Possessions can also generate guilt — clothes that are rarely used. Anything you have should serve you, not the other way around.
You will experience greater visual satisfaction
A clean living space is beautiful. Good-looking items have a place to show off, like plants, books, and shoes. Virtually all interior design magazines or Pinterest boards are dominated by soothing, transparent surfaces and white walls.