8 Steps To Follow To Become A Minimalist.

 

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Minimalism for beginners 

 What is minimalism?

 

  • Six pairs of nail clippers.
  • enough paper clips to supply three primary schools
  • three spatulas
  • six jugs
  • three mascaras
  • ten pairs of jeans
  • three rolls of sticky tape
  • three hammers
  • two mallets

It’s all that and a whole lot more. A whole lot more stuff we don’t need or use. It’s extra stuff.

So why do we have so much extra stuff?

  •  just in case we’ve got thousands of presents to wrap?
  • or we need to cut all the toenails of all the people in the village at the same time?
  • or maybe our spatulas will spontaneously combust and we may need a spare?

 It’s utter lunacy, but if you’re anything like me you’re likely to have most things in duplicate ” just in case .”

THE MINIMALISTS  in their book Everything That Remains: A Memoir by The Minimalists talk about how most things can be replaced within a few hours for less than a few quid if it is to be replaced in an emergency.

 I have been known to ask the neighbours to open a can of kidney beans for me when my can opener broke for the umpteenth time, so we can get by if we have to.
Let go of all your “just in case” worries and think, when was the last time “just in case ” actually happened? 
 if it does happen it’s probably more than likely to be your washing machine which combusts and not your spatulas! 
 

So here are your quick fire steps to getting rid of those extra items. 

 
  1. Start with a particular group of items. E.g. Candles
  2. Search through the entire house and gather each one of those items you have in your house, car garage or handbag.
  3. Group all together in one spot. 
  4. Wonder why you ended up with so many of the same item.
  5. Discard/donate any that you do not use.
  6. Keep only the one/ones you use or love. 
  7. Find a permanent home for the item so everyone in the house knows you have it, where to find it and, that it doesn’t need to be bought again until it either runs out or breaks. 
  8. Do not keep stuff “just in case”, especially if you don’t use it! 
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