With capsule wardrobes and Marie Kondo becoming more widely-known, minimalism is something I’m hearing a lot more about lately. I’ve become increasingly interested in practicing minimalism over the last 5 years and learned more and more intricacies of it. At it’s core, minimalism is a lifestyle that involves living intentionally. It’s that simple and it reads differently for everyone. It involves making intentional choices about your time, money, and especially consumption. Over time I’ve learned quite a few ways that minimalism benefits me and today I’m happy to share 30 ways minimalism can benefit you as well.
- More clarity with everything in life, when you’re intentional about the stuff in your house, the rest of your thought-process will follow.
- Focus on what matters the most, doing what is most important to you.
- Having less stuff means having less stuff to care for.
- Less housework with less to organize and pick up.
- Finding items more easily, not only in the decluttering process, but once you have less.
- Having less anxiety. Visual clutter can be distracting and having less of it will help ease anxiety (I know it’s helped mine!)
- Take better care of the things you have, meaning you will want to make what you have last longer.
- Feeling less guilt for items tied to emotional moments in your life. If you don’t have them, you won’t be tempted to dwell on the past as much.
- Being happier in your space. Feeling lighter without being surrounded by a ton of objects.
- Spend less time organizing “stuff” because you will have less.
- Your home will be safer with less tripping hazards.
- If you work from home you will be less distracted by clutter.
- Having unexpected guests is no longer stressful because your home should be tidy already.
- Be more aware of what you actually own, in case of break-in or theft, you already know what to look for.
- You gain a new appreciation for white space and will be less tempted to buy stuff just to fill space.
- Utilizing a minimal wardrobe should make it easy to choose outfits in the morning, thus saving you time!
- Your home decor will allow items you really love to be on display.
- If you minimize your expenses, you can also minimize your work hours.
- Living a more intentional life will make you feel more in control of your destiny.
- Tidying up is quick because you know exactly where everything is supposed to go.
- A beautiful home is a clean home and yours will now require less effort.
- Moving is easy and quick, with packing less stuff as less of a chore.
- With a minimal closet, packing for trips will be easier because you be less overwhelmed with options.
- Finding comfort in healthy self-care or fostering relationships instead of material possessions.
- Learn to prioritize your time. “No.” is a complete sentence and you don’t owe anyone an explanation.
- White space leaves room for creativity. Your mind is allowed to be a blank slate.
- Learning the difference between needs and wants.
- Being a good role model for your (possibly future) children and your friends alike.
- Spend less time reminding other family members to clean their stuff up.
- Being more practical with your spending habits means having more extra money.
All of these benefits might sound simple and small, but they are most certainly significant when they add up.
- My Favorite Minimalism Resources & Inspiration
- 5 Steps to Minimalism
- How to Clean Out Your Closet
- Create a Capsule Wardrobe for Kids
- Tips for Building Your Capsule Wardrobe
- Motherhood & Minimalism
- Minimalism at Hej Doll
Do you practice minimalism? Do you have any additional benefits to add?