October, 1st, 2019 at 11:45 am
Whether you’re downsizing from a big life decision or needing to rearrange your living area, decluttering is a great way to reduce stress and start anew. A great way to adopt minimalism and to declutter your life is in stages. In this post, we’ll cover the best strategies to implement minimalism in your life daily. We’ll also show you how to leverage a self-storage unit to help reduce stress and declutter.
Minimalism can come in many shapes and forms. You’ve heard of minimalistic living, tiny homes, and not keeping items unless you use them daily. All of the components sound good until you implement them, which can be a challenge. The good news is that you can adopt a minimalist lifestyle in your home without living in a 300 square foot apartment.
Minimalism is the act of intentionally living with only the items that you need. Take a second to let that sink in. If you don’t need the item to survive or if it doesn’t give you joy, minimalism says that you should say goodbye to the article. Adopting the minimalist lifestyle has proved to reduce stress and also save you money.
The first thing that comes to mind when decluttering may not be a self-storage unit. However, a great way to help get rid of things is by renting a self-storage unit. Once you begin your decluttering project, rent a storage unit as an outside storage source to help you get more organized. One way to help with decluttering is by storing your seasonal items.
Are you a big skier for summer camper? Storing your camping gear in a storage unit during the winter months frees up space in your garage, and since you’re not using the equipment in the winter, you’ll have more space for necessary items. This storage strategy works for ski gear during the summer.
Minimalism helps with reducing unnecessary spending on items that you don’t need. According to a recent Charles Schwab study, more than 59% of Americans live paycheck to paycheck. Spending less time shopping and adding to the clutter means that you’ll have more money to spend on a vacation, college funds, investing for retirement, and achieving other long term financial goals. Your credit card statements will reduce and if you have debt, you can easily pay it off faster. Creating a budget also helps you track your expenses and puts a visual graph to your spending so that you know exactly how much and where you’re spending your money.
The more things in your possession, the more time you have to organize the items. When you’re more organized, you’ll discover that you lose things less often and you spend less time searching around for things. Another benefit is that the more organized and less clutter you have in your life, the less you have to clean and dust. You can actually move around your home more and enjoy your clean home that’s stress-free.
Implementing these simple tips will help you improve the quality of your life, help you save money to do things you love, and reduce your overall stress levels. Adopting the minimalistic lifestyle seems like a big jump, but as long as you implement it in slow stages, you’ll soon see the benefits for yourself. Now it’s time to start decluttering!