Minimalism//5 Reasons to Love Minimalism

Minimalism has grown in popularity over the past years. Some will go as far as to say that it has become a trend. In my opinion there may be some truth to that. There are hundreds of articles and videos about minimalism currently in circulation on the internet. And while that may be good in a sense, there certainly have been negative comments as it pertains to minimalism and being a minimalist. 

Most of this can be attributed to the fact that some people are now making their own extreme definitions of who is to be considered a minimalist. But to be frank, there is no "one size fits all" in the world of minimalism. A single person, a couple living together (with or without children), a student, etc. will all have different needs. 

Minimalism is simply about removing clutter from one's life. It's about living with the essentials. With that said, anyone (regardless of your age, income, gender, or race) can become a minimalist. There is a huge misconception that one must own a certain number of things to be considered one. 

My blog is not about extreme minimalism. With that said, here are five reasons to love minimalism! 
  1. Less Clutter                                                                                                                          This is self explanatory. Following a minimalist lifestyle means you will have less clutter. You would be surprised how spacious your place becomes when you get rid of all the stuff you don't need.                                                                                                 
  2. Less Cleaning                                                                                                                      Having less stuff means you will have less cleaning to do. Cleaning will also be easier as almost every surface will be within view. Owning less will mean less moving of things, which in turn makes cleaning easier.                                                                               
  3. Reduced Stress                                                                                                                    Also very self explanatory. Less clutter makes for less cleaning. You also have fewer things to worry about. Clutter can cloud the mind. When you have less clutter in your environment it leads to a clutter free mind. This causes a major reduction in your stress levels.                                                                                                                                            
  4. Freedom                                                                                                                                Minimalism leads to freedom of mind, physical freedom, and financial freedom. When you buy less you save more. Less clutter and less time spent cleaning, means freedom of mind and physical freedom to enjoy doing meaningful things.                                                                                                                                                                        
  5. Quality Items                                                                                                                      Practicing minimalism means you buy only the things that are essential. This helps you to invest in quality items that will last for a long time.                                                                

Minimalism by theminimalistpursuit featuring a Gray Chair

I would like to get your feedback on this post!
  • What do you think about minimalism?
  • Do you consider yourself a minimalist?
  • If you haven't done so already, would you ever become a minimalist?
Feel free to share your thoughts below :)