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Minimalism isn’t just about getting rid of your belongings. It isn’t about having an empty home or being without. A minimalist lifestyle is all about living with less and living intentionally. Keep reading to learn how this approach can have a significant impact on your home and your life.

Find Freedom From Clutter

Minimalism can be scary for some as most see it as getting rid of everything you own – and that couldn’t be any farther from the truth. When you open your kitchen cabinets, do you see coffee mugs you’ve quite literally never touched? Or how about when you open your wardrobe. Are there clothing items in there that no longer fit or are out of style? Minimalism is about getting rid of excess items that weigh down your life.

Getting Started

Before you jump right into minimizing your belongings, do a quick clean up throughout: Donate any multiples, throw out trash, shred or recycle unnecessary documentation, and put items back where they belong.

Take a glance around your home and note which areas feel heavy, messy, or cluttered. Once you’ve completed a scan of your space, it’s time to tackle it. Now we know this is much easier said than done, so start small, like the overflowing junk drawer. Then, when you’re ready, make your way onto bigger projects, like the bedroom closet. Check out this video for help getting started or really go for it all in one big swoop with Marie Kondo’s KonMari Method™.

Room for What Matters Most

Freeing up space around your home means you can really make the most of the rooms, whether that includes showcasing your collectibles, having access to your favorite outfits in a hurry, or making way for an in-home workout space. No matter what your day-to-day looks like, a minimalist lifestyle can offer extra room for things that make your heart happy.

A Simple Lifestyle

Getting rid of excess things means chore days are a breeze. It means you never have to panic clean when your date wants to come over. It means your morning and evening routines run smoothly. Switch to a minimalist lifestyle at home and watch your life become simpler than it’s ever been before.

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