Minimalism and Moving: A Perfect Match

Have you ever been in some one’s house and wondered they could have ever moved all of that stuff in there? They have huge wooden cabinetry, large and expensive entertainment systems, expansive stoves and other large items that look almost impossible to move. Hopefully, people who have homes like this don’t move often, but if they do, it must be a nightmare. For the frequent mover, having a lot of heavy and hard to move items would be suicide, not just physically, but financially as well. Hiring movers and trucks can get very expensive.

It’s these reasons why being a minimalist is a huge advantage for people who move frequently. When it comes to moving in and out of apartments and homes, the less the better. Having only a few essential items saves time, money and the huge headache that comes from having to worry about the safety of all your things. Living the minimalist lifestyle isn’t for everyone though. Some people really appreciate and love having certain things in their lives and don’t want to give them up for the mere convenience of having a faster and cheaper move every once in awhile. For people who do want to become more minimalist, however, there are a few things you can do to start the process.

Minimalism at its core is about need over want. The first step in reducing the amount of clutter in the home is to go through each item and determine how important it is. There are two main questions to ask about each item. How often do I use this item, and how much do I need this item? If you find yourself looking at things you haven’t used in more than a year and they take up a good amount of space, it’s probably a good idea to get rid of it. Do this with every item in your home until you find yourself surrounded by the things you always use and find most important. The feeling can be liberating, especially when you are moving.

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