WHAT I WISH I KNEW BEFORE STARTING MINIMALISM







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The best thing of minimalism is that you save time and money. You will have more time to do things that you love and give you a healthy life and you can save money to travel.💗

Oh my gosh I had that box you showed and gave it to my sister @dancinggrandma a couple of months ago because it no longer sparked joy! How funny! I agree I also collected many things for different types of work and hobbies and have gotten rid of stuff I later would have used. I will be narrowing down my work stuff soon, but like you enjoy variety for plating food. My kitchen is so small that I’ve downsized, but I can always buy again. I wish I could get rid of more clothes, shoes etc but actually use them for work.

Really good video. I let go of a lot of stuff after watching the show on Netflix but I still hung onto certain items for no apparent reason. I’m letting go today, I’m having a baby and moving this year and I’m going to really downsize my belonging I’m excited!!!!!

I wish I had watched this a year ago! My husband and I just moved across the country and I didn’t know how hard it was going to be, to purge so much. It was a hard mindset for me to get into. Once I did, it became like a game! “What else can we get rid of?” As we set up our new home, I am being very intentional about what purchases we make, what we bring into our home. Only things that spark joy!

I agree – exept the thot that locals from other poor cauntries are soo much more happy than the people in the western world, even or because they have nearly nothing – that's pretty ethno ilusional.
They have also sorrows, whorrys and…. – they have maybe a culture of not showing real emotions – maybe its not healthy – pretend you are fine when you really miserable – because your culture and enwairement force you to do so.

how on earth do you think you're a minimalist? just from your videos its obvious that youre not a minimalist. i dont thnk you understand the term. i love your videos btw, but truly i do not think you should make a video on this. i'm not saying there is anything wrong with how youre living, i'm just saying its no where near a minimalist lifestyle. and no i dont think there are rules, but you are not even close to it to even talk about the details. and your excuse of you making videos is the same as another person making videos about material things and lavish lifestyle.. obviously one is higher on the spectrum but still you are not a minimalist. please dont take this offensively, i swear its not intended to be..you are lovely and i love your videos. at any rate, i just said this to not confuse people.

I tend to spent so much money on stuff, that i think it will make me happy, in the end i wasted money and i got more clutter that made me more sad, how i can change my mentality?

"They also looked like they has so few things but they were also so fulfilled and joyful with their lives" seems rather like a symptom of poverty and screams hypocrisy and privilege when backpackers describe it like that. Having a few things wasn't something these people chose to do, it's not a "lifestyle". It usually means that's all they can afford. It's like that preaching about healthy simple food in rural areas which is actually merely the result of being dirt-poor rather than being trendy, but wealthy westerners don't get this, for whatever reason.

I started my minimalistic journey six months ago, having to leave a big house. Now live in a small cottage and still, after having sold almost everything, given things to charity, been to the recycling dump ten (!) times, I still have to much. I really liked the point about holding an item and thinking about if it brings joy in my life. There will be many good byes for me the coming weeks! So thank you for sharing many invaluable pointers. 🙂

One thing I wish other minimalists would figure-out is that one does not have to like a modern or Eastern style of home decor, be poorly groomed, or be a vegetarian, to be a minimalist!
One can indeed possess antique furniture, silverware and fine china; have a period home decorated in a period style; have quality clothing and accessories, and still be a 'minimalist'.

In short, I wish they'd figure-out that it's a life-philosophy (one that has in fact been around for a very long time — nothing 'new' about it!), and not a home- or personal-decorating style or trend.

I am exploring minimalism, but I still have the fear of getting rid of things I may want later. For example, books. I have not read the min a while, but what if I decide to read them again next year? I have space for them, so why should they go? This is the struggle.

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