Thursday, November 18, 2021

Can Minimalism Save Our Planet - and us?

Living like a minimalist may take some time to get used to, but the payoff can be worth it. When decluttering your life, you may find yourself less stressed over little things.  You may even discover your budget is easier to maintain and gain more clarity when making decisions. Minimalism may shed light on what you do and don’t want to focus your time and energy on.

Shocking Statistics...

  • The average American household has 300,000 items (Los Angeles Times)

  • The average family in America spends $1,700 on clothes each year (Forbes)

  • Adult Americans throw away more than 68 pounds of clothing every year (US National Library of Medicine cites the EPA Office of Solid Waste)

  • 21% of working Americans say they aren’t saving any money for retirement. Many of the ones who are saving put away no more than 10% of their income. 

If you’re feeling overwhelmed with the idea of doing more of the things that matter most to you, your calendar is over-scheduled, or your physical space is filled with items that don’t serve you and your family, minimalism will help you make more space in your life. (

You don’t have to own below a certain number of items.  You can still have nice things, and no, you don’t need to get rid of your favorite collection—whether it’s books, shoes, or music. Minimalism doesn’t have to look like white-walled, modern, and sparse homes you have probably seen in magazines and videos, a common minimalism mistake.

Our grant parents - and in many parts of the world ordinary people - practiced and do it still - minimalism without even thinking about it.  It's far easier to consume fewer products and as a result, produce less waste.  Whenever you buy something, it comes with the packaging.  Packaging ends up in a landfill or is transported halfway around the world to be recycled.

The Benefits of Minimalism For You:

  • You spend less. Purchasing only the essentials results in financial freedom
  • You will have less stress. A minimalist home is significantly less stressful
  • Your house is easier to clean
  • You have more freedom
  • It essential for the environment
  • You will be more productive
  • You will be an example for your kids

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