On this website, I will explain the reason you should be a minimalist and embrace minimalism; free yourself from your stuff and therefore should declutter your home.
Let’s say you have learned about minimalism, started to simplify your life, got rid of things and have seen the improvement in your home and in your body. Now, you might ask: What is the end goal of minimalism? Why should I be a minimalist?
First, there is no specific goal for everyone, since you are an individual being. However, the idea is that you free up time that you can use for yourself, your hobby or family. Everyone has different goals: I like the clean and slick apartment, others want to see what they own, some feel exhausted to always take care of so much stuff or maybe you don’t like that full garage/attic/cellar.
Possible end goals of minimalism
Therefore, possible end goals of minimalism (note that these are just a few examples)
- More time for other, more important activities rather than cleaning
- A nicer room/flat/house
- See what you actually own
- Feel happy to donate
- Freeing up space for something else
- Want to get in control of your spending
These are a few points. In my case, all of them are a little bit mixed, some more, some less.
Actually, the need to get in control of your spending is quite popular. If you are minimalist you also restrict what you buy, use items more and generally control your life in terms of finances and more.
Still, it isn’t frugal living, where you renounce some commodities and live a simpler life. There is more to it and you can read about frugal living here: Travel frugally
Until then, happy decluttering
Ps. There is an interesting article on Forbes which lists ‘7 Common Money Traps Even Smart People Fall Into’, check it out!