What is a minimalist?
A minimalist is a person who minimizes his or her possessions and lives with the bare minimum of necessities. It is a newly born lifestyle in today’s mass-production and mass-consumption society, in which people believe that they can live a richer life by having only the things they really need.
What one owns and what one does not own varies from person to person, but the common thread is that one wears a few clothes like a uniform, uses one item for various purposes, and carefully selects one’s possessions by sharing or borrowing them from others.
In this issue, we will introduce the characteristics of minimalists who enjoy such a “minimal, simple, and comfortable life,” as well as the key points for those who are suited to this lifestyle and how to start easily.
I’m interested in it, but where do I start? If you have ever thought, “I want to graduate from a life with a lot of useless things! If you have ever wondered, “How do I start?
Characteristics of people who are suited to be a minimalist
1. A Person who like to save money
People who do not waste money and are able to judge what is necessary and what things are necessary at the moment, which in many cases makes them comfortable with a minimalist lifestyle. 2.
2. People who are efficient
Folding laundry, thinking about the menu, going shopping, etc., are all things that are difficult for them to do. By minimizing things, you can see that you don’t have to work so hard.
3. People who tend to get frustrated
If you don’t have enough time for work, housework, child-rearing, etc., you easily get frustrated. If you reduce the number of things and tasks, tidying up and cleaning will become easier and you will have more time to spare.
4. People who want to have more time to do what they love
When you minimize your stuff, you can spend more time on yourself because you don’t have to spend time looking for things, choosing clothes, etc.
5. People who are sensitive to stimuli (people who get tired when they are exposed to a lot of visual and auditory stimuli)
If you reduce the number of things you own, your home will become less stimulating and your life will become much easier.
I don’t know how hard it is to learn minimalism, and I don’t know how to do anything complicated, but I just want to clean up my home!
Here are 10 actions you can take immediately…
What kind of life do you want? Gather images
Picture your ideal life and think about how to fill in the gaps.
2. Throw away the garbage you see.
A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. First, let’s throw away the trash/receipts in front of you.
3. Find out how to throw away things you don’t know how to throw away
Let’s find out how to throw away things we don’t know how to throw away, such as umbrellas and large shelves.
4. Let go of things that are used in the same way.
If you have several similar items, keep only one of your favorites.
5. Let go of stained or damaged clothes.
When you think you can still wear it, that’s the expiration date. Let go of them with gratitude.
Put unsellable clothes in the recycle bin. UNIQLO’s recycle bin is recommended for petit-price clothes.
6. Check for expired food
Aim to shop after emptying the refrigerator to avoid putting out expired food.
7. Throw away storage space vacated by fewer things
Even if you have cleared out all your stuff, it will rebound if you have storage, so be bold and get rid of it.
8. Review apps
Is your phone’s home screen overflowing with apps? It is easy to waste both time and money if there are too many useless apps.
9. Seal the bath towel for 3 weeks
Experiment to see if you can’t live with a face towel for a trial period.
10. Drinking without a reason
Routine drinking sessions to kill time. It wastes both time and money.
Minimalist = a person with few things
Minimalists have a strong image of living with a minimum of things, but it is not only about things in the sense of letting go of useless things.
Minimalists spend less time looking at social networking sites and watching TV.
Maintain mental and physical health by reading and exercising in your free time.
Maintain a regular lifestyle.
Put things away as soon as you use them, don’t stay up late, go to bed early and wake up early, and take a walk in the morning.
In addition to letting go of unnecessary things, “a mindset of eliminating waste in one’s entire life” is also important in order to practice a minimalist lifestyle.
The essence of being a minimalist is to let go of things that are not important or necessary for your life. There are as many different forms of minimalist living as there are people.
Even if you become a minimalist, you need to keep in mind that you need to review your storage regularly, such as things that were necessary at the time but are no longer necessary due to changes in the environment or your mind.
We encourage you to find a minimalist lifestyle that suits you and put it into practice.