Tired of Clutter? Try Minimalism
We live in a world filled with so many things. Have you ever looked around your home and thought to yourself: “Wow, I have too much stuff”? On this week’s The Mansions 3Eighty Apartments Blog, we share with you some reasons to try minimalism to cut down on clutter and enjoy the benefits of it.
Imagine a room free of clutter. Imagine a closet with only the clothes you actually love and wear. Imagine not needing to clean your apartment for ¾ of your saturday! Each of those situations is significantly less stressful than their counterparts, and for good reason. Once we have rid ourselves of the physical possessions that clutter our lives, we sever the attachment we have to things that cause us stress. It’s a liberating lifestyle. You focus less on the material things, and have more time to focus on your mental and emotional health.
Minimalism is more than just an attitude about your home. It focuses heavily on cutting out the excessive parts of our lives. But this way of life and its practice in your home can lead to more freedom in how you live your life. When we evaluate our lives, we’re constantly bombarded by reminders of things that we “should” and “need” to do. By taking out that couch that you never sit on, donating clothes you never wear, and getting rid of pots and pans you never use, you remove any chance of stress that comes from the thought of: “What should I do with that?” Never having to worry about the things you need to do in the future can relieve your stress and gives you a freedom to do more with your life.
If you have wondered why you have so many possessions, turning to a minimalist lifestyle is a great way to cut down on that stress. With less stuff, you would have less to clean, less to organize, and less to throw away. You wouldn’t need to come home to a cluttered house where you have sort through endless piles of paper and clothes you never wear. Your cleaning time will be cut down significantly, allowing you to participate in activities that would be more beneficial to you than stressing out about cleaning. Because clutter distracts you visually, it is a constant draw for our attention.
Have you ever thought about trying a minimalist lifestyle? If you have, or do live one, let us know your experience by leaving a comment below! Thanks for reading.