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7 Tiny Steps for the Beginner Minimalist - Be More with Less

7 Tiny Steps for the Beginner Minimalist - Be More with Less

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Beginner's guide to minimalism

Beginner's guide to minimalism

In today's fast paced consumerist lifestyle, minimalism and cutting down seems to be the only way out of the clutter and business. But it can be confusing at times on how to get started. We have accumulated thousands of stuffs and digital clutter. It is best to start with something small. These tips will help you get started.

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1. Make a list

1. Make a list

Make a list of all the reasons you want to live more simply. If you are sick of debt collectors, write it down.Put it on paper.These are your whys and your whys will provide great leverage when you think it’s too hard to keep going. Your whys will help you remember what matters. This is to get clear on what you want and what matters the most.

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2. Get rid of duplicates

2. Get rid of duplicates

Walk through your home with a box and fill it with duplicates. If you have two sets of measuring cups, put them in the box. Copies of the same book or DVD? Put one in the box.Once you fill the box, label it “Duplicates” and put it out of sight for 30 days. If you don’t need anything or don’t remember what was in the box, donate it.

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3. Declutter a clutter free space

3. Declutter a clutter free space

This area could be a kitchen table, your nightstand, a countertop or a drawer in your kitchen. Use that clutter-free zone as inspiration to live with less. If you enjoy that clean, clear environment, expand the zone a little bit each day. A clutter-free countertop can become a clutter-free room and a clutter free room can become the clutter-free, minimalist home you’ve been thinking about.

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4. Travel lightly

4. Travel lightly

Travel will renew your love of minimalism and living simply. The next time you take a trip, pack for 1/2 the time. If you are traveling for 4 days, pack for 2. You can wash and hang clothes if you need to or wear the same things twice. See how it feels to carry less baggage.

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5. Dress with less

5. Dress with less

Try creating a capsule wardrobe for you consisting of only 33 items total. It sounds extreme, but thousands of people know that it actually makes life easier instead of more challenging.

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6. Eat similar meals

6. Eat similar meals

When you think about how much time you spend thinking about what you are going to eat for lunch, make your family for dinner, or what you need to pick up at the grocery store, it’s clear that food is not always simple. Try eating the same breakfast and lunch all week and have 2 or 3 dinner choices that rotate throughout the week. This will reduce unnecessary long plannings and save time.

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7. Save $1000

7. Save $1000

An emergency fund simplifies everything. If you are paying off debt, only pay your minimum payments until you can save $1000. If you aren’t in debt, but still spend what you have, set aside money every day or every week until you reach $1000. Matt D'vella, a famous minimalist and productivity youtuber said this in one of his video about saving $1000 as an emergency fund. Money for emergencies reduces stress and creates maximum meaningful impact on your life.

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