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5 Things To Do To Become More Of A Minimalist

Organization · October 30, 2018

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I don’t know why but lately I have been on a “get rid of all the things” bandwagon. I am striving to become more of a minimalist and I wanted to share the 5 things I am personally doing to become more of a minimalist that .

5 Things To Do To Become More Of A Minimalist

Do You Need It: So not only does this help you become more of a minimalist but it really helps save money. Do you really need it? Is it a purse or shoes or another book or mug? Do you REALLY need it? If you feel like you really do maybe you can donate or sell one you already have.

Have You Used It: This I do with clothes especially. Have I worn it in the last year? Is it a classic piece? If it’s classic and I haven’t worn it I will keep it. Otherwise, if it’s something I haven’t worn, I will sell or donate it. The same can be said for other random things around your house that won’t get used, such as kids toys, books, etc.

Do You Have Similar: Do you have 10 white long sleeved shirts? You probably don’t need another one and you can probably pare down the ones you have. Does your kiddo have TONS of stuffed animals they never play with? Probably get rid of a few.

Is it necessary: Is it a necessity or something you really have to have around? Do you ever use that food processor? Get rid of it, it’s been sitting in your closet since your wedding. OK maybe that was just us.

Is There Something Else: Is there something you’d rather have instead? That’s a good question to ask. Do you want to buy this now or something else later?

There are tons of other methods, ways, etc, these are just the ones working for me personally to try to become more of a minimalist.

I would love to know what you do to become more of a minimalist?

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  • 27 thoughts on “5 Things To Do To Become More Of A Minimalist

    1. Vox

      Wow! Your minimalist suggestions were delivered in a minimalist post. I get it; you’re practicing what you preach, right? Thanks for reminding how to do better with the resources we’ve been blessed with. 👍🏽

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    2. Stephanie

      I have never been one to hold on to many things. I enjoy minimalism because clutter makes it hard for me to concentrate. Even then, we still do a semi-annual purge in our house and it feels so good to take things out of the house that we don’t need anymore.

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    3. Cecilia

      Love these tips! I definitely like to constantly look through my closet, especially after I go shopping, just to make sure that I’m giving away any clothes that I haven’t worn recently. I think it’s helpful to keep the same amount of hangers so that every time I buy something new, I have to make sure there’s a place to store it! If not, I’ll give it away.

      xoxo, Cecilia // sunnysidececilia.com

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    4. Brandy

      It’s not too hard to be more of a minimalist, but I say that being a person who has been a pretty simple adult. Glad you shared these tips for someone who may be interested in being more of a minimalist.

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    5. Jessica Hughes

      I’m just not a minimalist. I try to weed things out a few times a year but I don’t do a great job at it. I imagine that this may be more important to me at a time later in life.

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    6. Marcela

      These small 5 questions are really the key to be minimalistic. I try not to be over board with everything, nowadays is very hard to be on the point and not to buy too much. I always ask myself these questions when I want something.

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    7. David Elliott

      This is an inspiration for me to go smaller in so many different ways. It’s easy to want to hold on to things. But I really need to set the tone and example myself if I expect my daughter to do it.

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    8. shan

      I love the awesome awesome list. I love to be minimalism in our home, but man oh man, the junk just creeps in somehow. Thanks for this!

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    9. sarah camille

      This really made me think about simplifying a few things. Giving away clothes I don’t wear can be hard, but I think if I made cleaning out my closet a more regular thing, then it wouldn’t take so long.

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    10. Lisa

      This is me with clothes! I so need to go through and get rid of sooo much. But its hard not to buy, because I always want whats on trend! ahhh maybe this can be my new years resolution this year!

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