Epictetus

“Wealth consists not in having great possessions, but in having few wants.”

EPICTETUS

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  • Don't buy the stuff you can't afford.
  • Live below your means
  • Get rid of things when they take up the space you need. Donate or recycle them.

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The KonMari process

Summed up, it goes like this: you go through every possession you own, hold it in your hands, and keep it only if it evokes some kind of “joy”.

The theory is that any possession that gives you bad or mixed feelings is too costly to have in your life, if it’s possible to get rid of it.

Every Thing You Own is a Relationship You're In

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Benefits of Decluttering
  • More time and energy for the people and activities you love
  • A more spacious, peaceful, calmer and clutter-free home
  • Financial freedom by choosing to own and buy less
  • Less stress trying to manage and take care of everything you own
  • More time and freedom to pursue your goals and priorities
  • Less time spent cleaning and managing the things you own
  • Easier to keep your home tidy and organized

11 Quick and Easy Tips to Declutter More Effectively - Simple Lionheart Life

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In part, the new minimalism is a kind of cultural aftershock of the 2008 housing crisis and banking collapse. At the same time, minimalism has become an increasingly aspirational and deluxe way of life.
Minimalism is easily transformed from a philosophy of intentional moderation into an aesthetic language that depicts high-end interior spaces.

The Pitfalls and the Potential of the New Minimalism

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