Had someone had asked me a year ago, “Is there any chance you might be a minimalist?” I would have answered “no!”.

As you may already know, I am all about simplifying life and improving productivity.

There are so many misconceptions out there about minimalism and embracing a minimalist lifestyle.

Although you live with less, It does not mean throwing all your clothes away, disposing of all your stuff and living in a tiny house. NO. Although some of those houses are really amazing!

We have a TV, phone, Netflix, cars, etc.

There is no one, right way to live a minimalist lifestyle. It is different for everyone, so you might be a minimalist and not know it.

Plus, there are no rules!

It is more about living a life that does not revolve around materialistic items, stuff, clutter.

Getting Rid Of Clutter

My daily actions and the life I lived over the past two years were “minimalist” even though I had not yet embraced the concept or knew much about it.

Frankly, I didn’t even realize that I was becoming one.
I wanted to declutter my life of all the things I no longer wanted. Physical and emotional.

In terms of the physical stuff, it irked me that we had way too much of everything.

Two people with the amount of stuff that might have been too much for a family of five.

We purged our home. Removing anything and everything that didn’t serve a real, genuine purpose.

I felt fantastic.

When we moved, we got rid of so much stuff. Gave stuff away, sold things and best of all donated! It was such a freeing experience.

Suddenly there was space! Space, space, space!

I could see things, find things easily, was less anxious, and I loved it.

Have you been simplifying your life, or thinking about living minimally? You might be a minimalist too.

Cleaning out your attic, basement or garage does not make you a minimalist.

If you feel a sense of freedom when you free yourself of clutter in your life, then you may be

Read the full original post here authored by Sheri Leinfellner. You can visit her blog here.

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