“Sometimes people think that living more simply and becoming a minimalist means giving everything away and living with nothing. What it really means is living with what is most important to you.”
– Courtney Carver
When you first think of becoming a minimalist, you might worry about having less stuff, but living more simply offers a lot of benefits, including:
1. You don’t need to spend so much time on housework.
2. It’s easier to find misplaced items.
3. You’ll save money. Even if you don’t downsize your home, you’re making more mindful purchases – which is almost guaranteed to mean you buy a lot less stuff.
4. Your mementos are enjoyed instead of boxed up in the garage or attic.
5. You’ll feel more content now that you’ve learned to live in the moment and appreciate the little things in life.
6. Less debt.
7. You’ll have more time and money for helping others, traveling, doing hobbies and hanging out with friends and family.
8. Less stress. Much less stress.
9. Living more simply is good for the environment.
10. Freedom. It may sound like an extravagant claim, but the thing I hear most often from people who’ve simplified is how free they feel now.