So, you saw our last article and want to live a more minimalistic lifestyle but don’t know how to start? You’ve come to the right place.
Let’s be real, letting go is hard. We mourn the end of our favourite Netflix series and hold onto those jeans from five years ago because “were gonna get around to fitting in them again.” The hardest part of letting go, however, is getting started.
Four Ways to Let Go:
1. Throwing out your grandmother’s old crochet doilies does not mean you love her any less
Let’s talk sentiment. When we inherit stuff from loved ones who have passed away or are given gifts from those close to us we feel guilty thinking about getting rid of them. Even that horrible sweater your Great Aunt got you for your birthday last year. However, in order to free yourself from all the clutter, you must learn to get rid of the guilt and understand that it’s truly the thought that counts. What matters is your relationships, not the tangible things that come from that relationship.
2. The cloud is your new best friend
The days of big bulky file cabinets and storage bins inhabiting your home, full of pictures and papers that you probably won’t look at again are gone! Let me introduce you to… the cloud. It’s this magical network that can hold all your documents and pictures so you can say goodbye to those awful file cabinets. All you need to do is scan and upload them and they’ll be safely stored. Goodbye clutter!
3. Stop saying, “I might need that one day…”
You won’t need it. Stop thinking in terms of “one day.” If you haven’t used something in over a year, it’s time to say goodbye. There is always someone who would use it, and it’s wasteful to sit on perfectly good items and clothes that could be serving the needs of others. Those trainers you bought on sale last year because you thought you might want to run a marathon one day? It’s time to let go.
4. Shop for the person you are, not the person you want to be…
Most of us love the idea of a healthy lifestyle. We want to be that person we see on Instagram who wakes up early to workout and enjoy some juiced vegetables, but most of us are most definitely not that person. Instead of admitting this to ourselves, we have garages full of exercise equipment that we’ll never use. Realise what it is that you actually need, and find a new home for the things that you don’t.
Now with that being said, letting go is still a tough thing do to. The good news, however, is that it only gets easier. Minimalism is perfectly attainable and should be done in a way that works best for you, in your own time. The Buengo app is a perfect platform for you to list your items from home. Letting go becomes easier and much more fulfilling when you know that you’re not only finding a second life for your stuff but supporting your favourite charities in the process.