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- Write it down
Make a list of all the reasons you want to live more simply. 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.
- Discard the duplicates
Walk through your home with a box and fill it with duplicates. Remember that you only need one in your set of belongings. 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.
- Declare a clutter-free zone
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 week.
- Travel lightly
The next time you take a trip, pack for half the time. If you are away 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.
- Dress with less
If you haven’t considered Project 333, dressing with only 33 items for 3 months (clothes, shoes, accessories) sounds extreme, but thousands of people know that it actually makes life easier instead of more challenging.
- Eat similar meals
Try eating the same breakfast and lunch all week and have 2 or 3 dinner choices that rotate throughout the week. If your family complains, let them know it’s an experiment and then talk about it at the end of the week.
- Train yourself to live with less
Consider having comfort-free weekends or months, slowly eliminating comforts and luxuries (even as simple as pricey haircuts or weekly movie dates). See what feels okay to lose and what things are too valuable to your happiness to give up.
- Ask yourself “do I really need this?” all the time
Before you swipe your credit card, ask yourself “Do I really need this?” And ask yourself all the time. At first, you may easily justify purchases out of habit, but as the question sinks in, you might find yourself understanding you don’t need many of the items you impulsively buy.
- Be a re-user
Another great habit you can explore when you’re on the path to a more minimal way of living is learning to be a great re-user. Be open to being creative to find ways you can reuse something you already have rather than buy something new.
- Invest in high-quality products
When you do have (or want) to buy something new, splurge on high-quality items that are meaningful for you. Remember that it might be nicer to have a sparse home filled with dreamy designs you adore versus things you just sort of like.
- Order your stuff
Keep your stuff in order (as minimal as it might be). This makes it so that even if you don’t have a lot of stuff, you will still always find your things very easily and without effort.
- Create an emotional fortress
This is a hidden spot in your mind that you can retreat to whenever you need to recenter, relax and recharge. Once you’re in it, nothing from the outside world can break through, it’s only yours.
- Stop multitasking
Each day, pick the two most important tasks that will deliver the most value and focus on them, one by one, start to finish until they’re complete. Simplicity and focus will deliver much more than divided attention.
- Eat clean
This should be one of your biggest long term simplicity goals. By eating clean now, you’ll avoid serious health complications later.
- Streamline your financial life
Start by reviewing any regular monthly payments you make and eliminate as many as possible. Next, automate all the remaining monthly payments so that you don’t need to pay any manually ever again. Cut out trips to the bank by taking advantage of online banking instead.
- Simplify your chores at home
Aim to get them done in a single session instead of dragging them out over several days. Design a ‘chores morning’ or an ‘errand afternoon’ and get all related tasks ticked off the list in one satisfying swoop.
- Inventory everything
You can’t decide what to cut until you have a list of all of your possessions. This could take some time and the amount of time it takes to list your material goods might prove once and for all that you have too much stuff.
- Obey the 12-month rule
Ditch everything you haven’t used in the last 12 months. If you haven’t touched something in a year, chances are you aren’t going to need it anytime in the next 12 months, either.
- Switch old style media
There’s no need to buy newspapers anymore as they’re available online now. They’re more environmentally friendly, too!
- Invest in experiences instead of things
Focus on life experiences instead of material things. It will make your life a whole lot wonderful and you’ll enjoy everything that you do.