How Minimalism Can Save You Money

Aside from the benefits of a clean and clutter-free home, Minimalism can also save you lots of money.  But wait, what is Minimalism in the first place?

For all you folks who are not familiar with this lifestyle, Minimalism is a mindset of owning just the things you really need and value most – getting rid of distractions and unnecessary items to bring you towards peace of mind, clarity and freedom.  By incorporating Minimalism into your life, it can help you focus on what’s important to achieve lasting happiness.

But in today’s blog post, let’s talk about how it can bring you towards financial freedom and success.  Here are the different ways on how Minimalism can save you money (lots of it).

You buy less stuff.

Contrary to what others think, Minimalism doesn’t restrict you from buying stuff or living with only 100 items.  But because of this mindset of owning just the things that will add quality to your life, you won’t end up spending money on things that you don’t need (which most of us are guilty of).

You don’t need anything fancy or extravagant.

Some people live according to what the society tells them – luxury cars, expensive gadgets, huge homes, excessive decoration, branded bags, clothes and accessories, etc.  Imagine amount of money spent on that!  By becoming a minimalist, you don’t need anything fancy to enjoy life and live to the fullest.  You learn to value things not for its price tag or brand but for its importance to your life.

You value experiences more.

You know that experiences are of greater value than material possessions.  Whether it’s a date, a family bonding or a time for yourself, you choose to experience something fun and new rather than going to fancy restaurants, shopping or indulging in expensive relaxing treatments.

You don’t easily fall for flashy marketing deals.

“Buy one Get 1 Free”, “Buy Two, Get 1 for 50% off” – a true minimalist won’t fall for the trap.  Most of the time, these deals will just cost you more instead of saving you money.  You think you saved cash when in reality, you might not even use the other item and just end up wasting that extra money spent.

You don’t have to spend much on cleaning supplies, repairs and upkeep.

Of course, having fewer items also means that there are fewer items to clean and maintain.  Gadgets, appliances, home devices and a huge house will require you a lot of upkeep costs, and let’s not forget the expensive repair fees.

 

At the end of the day, this lifestyle is not something that you can just force yourself into.  It’s an intentional approach towards a simpler and peaceful lifestyle to help you focus on what’s truly important in your life.

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