Embrace Minimalism with the 24 Hour Junk Team
Do you ever come home, look around, and feel overwhelmed by clutter? Or maybe you keep an organized space but your cupboards, drawers, and closets are filled with items that rarely see the light of day. However you experience your home and the spaces within it, minimalism is a lifestyle approach that is gaining traction with a less is more mentality.
Originally artistic in nature, minimalism in recent years has taken on a much more pragmatic essence – one that represents a way of living that values removal of unnecessary objects from our lives. Read on to learn more how you can embrace minimalism and how the 24 Hour Junk Team can help.
Minimalism is big in popular culture – there are TV shows, blogs, and even books and magazines dedicated to the practice of minimalism. For the most part, minimalist “experts” encourage people to consider what brings value to your life and how to detach from items that do not. Minimalist choices are intentional and help you to cultivate a simpler existence that has fewer distractions so you can have more peace, calm, and focus.
At the 24 Hour Junk Team, we want you to know that there are no hard and fast rules for minimalism. Rather, you can use minimalist principles to simplify your life in a way that works for you. There are no expectations that you declutter to the bare necessities, though that might be your goal and that’s okay too! So if you’re thinking that minimalism means stark, bare spaces, that’s not necessarily the case. Instead, minimalism is an approach to curating the things in your life to allow for only the most meaningful and valued objects to occupy your space.
With that in mind, you can embrace minimalism with the 24 Hour Junk Team. The following tips will help you start to incorporate minimalism into your day-to-day lives.
Start with one room, one closet, or even one object and start removing things. You can ask yourself important questions like “when is the last time I used this?” or “do I really need to keep this for sentimentality sake?” Once you start evaluating your things with a more critical lens, you might find it easier to be minimalist than you thought. But more than that, minimalism isn’t a one-time activity – it’s more a way of life. So, if you’re feeling overwhelmed by how to begin your minimalist journey know that it doesn’t need to be a massive endeavour. In fact, you can say that just by reading this blog you’re taking your first step. If you only have one minute today for minimalism, that’s enough. Start small and take small steps.
Out with the New
The 24 Hour Junk Team is serious about the principles of reduce, reuse, and recycle. Perhaps one of the most important of those principles that is most often overlooked is reduce. Certainly, we live in a consumer society and getting new things holds a certain appeal, but there is an environmental impact to our consumption. Plus, from a minimalist perspective, the acquisition of new things only clutters your space more. You can begin to embrace minimalism by thinking more critically about how you spend your money.
Practice Makes Perfect
Finally, there are many ways that you can incorporate minimalism into your life. You can remove one item every day, you can dedicate a specific amount of time every week to minimalism, or you can focus on what you want to keep and remove the rest. These are just a few ways to start minimizing. Ultimately, you just need to find an approach that works for you and put it into practice. And remember, when you find that you need help removing items, the 24 Hour Junk Team is literally available any time that works for you!