This week’s favorites are what inspired me to discover that simplifying life and decluttering were great ideas. A year ago, I had started the process of boxing things up and donating things I did not want to take with us after we moved. In that time, I had started researching how to simplify my belongings, tips on moving, and how to live in a hotel room basically.
The links chosen for today’s post are things that helped me at the beginning of my minimalist journey. I feel it is important to know the benefits of a minimalist lifestyle as well as very simple tricks to get started. I, personally, needed to know how to live with only essentials while we were in transition of moving from our home to a guest room at my in laws. The further I got into researching these things, the more minimalism was popping up into the results, and the more my life was shaping into a lifestyle that would set me free!
Minimalism is a journey that takes time, and may not be achieved in a certain time frame. I started my journey a year ago this month, and I still feel I can declutter certain things in my life. The reason I have not made it all the way to where I want to be is because it is a process. I could not have lived with as little as I do now a year ago. It would have been too much for me to handle. Now I feel I can really challenge my abilities to live with less, and I am so happy I am finally at that point.
Remember, everyone’s journey through minimalism is different. Make sure you do not compare yourself to anyone! Celebrate your achievements no matter how big or small!
Minimalism and Simplifying Life
Samantha Lindsey – My Minimalism Story – I love Samantha’s YouTube channel! She is who I can relate to most when it comes to why I really started to downsize. When I found her channel, I was right at the beginning of learning exactly what a minimalist lifestyle was. After I watched this video, I knew I was on the right path.
2 // Minimalist FAQs – This list of FAQs answer several questions about a minimalist lifestyle, and explain why you can have it for yourself regardless of circumstances. I found it very helpful in the beginning, because it helped me realize that minimalism is different for everyone.
3 // Simply + Fiercely – 20 Ways I’ve Simplified My Life – I love Jennifer’s blog! This post opened me up to the possibilities of what I could have by simplifying my life. If you are wondering what minimalism could offer you, check out this blog post.
4 // Rachel Aust – How To Cull + Organize Your Makeup Collection – It would not be a Friday Favorites without Rachel Aust! This particular video helped me downsize my makeup collection and skin care items. She does a Minimalism Series for several different areas of your home, and each of them have been very helpful! I also love that her makeup collection is not bare bones. She loves wearing makeup, so she has more than someone who only wears the basics. The way she has it organized is aesthetically minimal and beautiful. [At least in my opinion.]
Carrie Simple – A Minimalist Wardrobe – Carrie has an extremely simple wardrobe, and I love that most of her items can be worn more than one way. If you want to see an example of a very minimal wardrobe, check out the link!
How does simplifying life for you and your family sound? Does it make you want to declutter everything and start fresh? Let me know below in the comments.