Why I Want To Be A Minimalist

Minimalism, declutter, home decor, simple living, minimalist

Recently I’ve been looking into various different, slightly more holistic, aspects of improving my health: meditation, crystals, going natural with products. One of the things that’s really piqued my interested lately is minimalism. My “watch later” playlist on YouTube is full of videos on how to declutter, minimalistic home tours, and how to start on your minimalism journey. I’ve been thinking about going down a more minimalistic route for a few years now, I just didn’t realise that’s what I was craving. I first mention it in my Shop Your Stash video, saying that larger makeup collections stressed me out and I wanted to get through some of my stash and downsize my collection.

At the end of 2015 I heard so many people talking about Marie Kondo’s book, The Magic Of Tidying, but dismissed it as it seemed overly hyped. Just recently I stumbled back across Allison Anderson’s channel and got hooked watching her “decluttering” and “simplify your home” videos. I went on to binge watch a ton of videos focused around minimalism and realised these spacious spaces and uncluttered homes made me feel so calm and relaxed, and I knew I wanted my home to give me that same feeling. I mean, they do say that your home should be your haven, but the clutter and unfinished projects in mine have only brought on a sense of mental clutter and stress that I really don’t need in my life.

So I’m starting this journey towards a cleaner, simpler living space that brings me joy. I’m not saying I’m going to completely downsize everything to the bare minimum and only dress in monochrome. I do however think I can make drastic improvements in a lot of areas of my life. I did end up picking up Marie Kondo’s book and I’m hoping it will offer tips and motivation to help get me started on this endeavour. On top of that, I’m constantly scouring Pinterest for ideas on minimalist aesthetics to inspire me. Let me know your thoughts on minimalism, and I’ll leave you with some lovely pictures of these inspiring spaces…

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