December 18, 2017

A GUIDE TO SIMPLICITY

(feat.) The Minimalists

Simplicity is not just a word, but a state of being simple and learning the true meaning of life. In other words, giving is living: "Contributing beyond one's self brings with is a sense of fulfillment that we can't get from buying things". We all have a need to want, and once we have whatever it was that we we're so eager to get, that happiness slowly fades away.... 

E V E R Y  T I M E.   But when it comes to living a life of simplicity, it's not as easy as it may seem. It takes patience and persistence, but in the end it is well worth it. So, here is a list of things I curated for those that want to take the leap. (HINT: take baby-steps.)


1 Day = 1 Item.

What do you have excess in your life? Try giving away one item each day. Whether its to a neighbor, friend, or even someone you come across to on the street.

Donation (my favorite)  

There are hundreds of donation centers such as St. Vincent's and Goodwill that are always excepting decent home goods every day, so get busy and get organizing! You can even try something more rewarding by collecting your donation items and handing them to people in need (a more personal experience.)

Four-Box Method.

Pretty easy: grab four good-sized boxes and label one for Trash, Keep, Giveaway, and Sell. Go through each room in the house (including the kitchen) and remember to always ask yourself if the item is an absolute necessity if you have any hesitation.

333 Challenge.

Also known as Project 333, Courtney Carver created this wonderful challenge for people to wear only 33 articles of clothing for 3 months. Try picking a new number if 33 is too difficult of a challenge. Most importantly, learn and have fun!

Organize a Yard Sale.

Want more simplicity? Then keep it classic by creating nice, eye-catching signs for a profitable sale right at home. Keep your earnings, or spread some love and donate to charity for a more worthy and rewarding act.

Change your perspective

This can be difficult for some, but that's ok! Don't pressure yourself and allow these experiences to over burden you. Take baby steps if this is your first time and things will fall together naturally.

12-12-12 Challenge. 

A simple challenge of finding 12 items in your home to donate, 12 items to sell, and 12 items that aren't usable and can be thrown away (try your best NOT to throw away too much, *wink wink). It's a fun and exciting way to quickly organize 36 things in your house. 

30 Day Spend Fast.

Take time to learn about your purchases from buying clothes to grocery shopping and decide whether it's necessary or unnecessary.

Imagination- Use it! 

Psychology Today recommends using your imagination to help declutter things that may seem a bit difficult to get rid of. Again, don't be afraid to take small baby-steps. Some people may take longer than others to learn how to appreciate the small things in life.




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6 comments

  1. Wow love your tips on the four box rule, always feels so great to simplify and cleanse your life!

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    1. Thank you, Noelle! I totally agree... it's definitely a life-changer ♥

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  2. Thank you for the helpful hints to minimalism. This is really something I strive for!

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    1. Thanks girl! You are so welcome, thanks for stopping by ♡

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  3. “Change your perspective” - Always!
    Such a Beautiful post!
    Can’t wait to read more of your work! ❤️

    Xx Mona


    www.MonaLiisa.me

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    1. That means so much to me Mona, thank you! One little step can make such a difference. So excited for you to be a part of the blog! ♥

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