This may not come as a surprise, but many families around the globe hold onto a lot of stuff in their home. Whether it be memories, decor, clothing or collectibles, each item has its own sentimental value in one’s mind.
Now more than ever we are seeing a shift, however. In most recent times, we have seen lots of people go from maximalism to minimalism in terms of their home & its space. Why is this? What is so appealing about minimalism and how can one move in that way? To learn more about this change in mindset, check out the information we here at Augusta Movers have come up with.
Why Is It Popular?
In a world full of chaos and uncertainty, more and more people are realizing that their environment greatly affects their mood and how they feel. In a minimalist home, things are cleaner and more organized. Your space will not only feel bigger, but give you the space to breathe and feel less suffocated. This leads to improved moods and more relaxation overall. In addition to all of this, a minimalist home is much easier to clean than a clustered one, making your everyday life a little bit easier.
How Do I Do It?
When it comes to moving with the mindset of a minimalist, there are a few steps we believe you should follow. If you dedicate yourself to these steps, you can see amazing results and feel like a weight has been lifted off your shoulders (quite literally)!
Accept They Have Sentimental Value
One of the main reasons why so many people struggle to move to a minimalist lifestyle is because they tie sentimental value to their items. This is inevitable as many of the items we receive are from people we care about.
Even so, we should always be aware of what deserves to stay and what does not. It can be easy to hold on to everything, but we recommend holding on to at least one thing from each person and getting rid of the other things. If getting rid of it is something you simply cannot do, consider donating it to your nearest goodwill store. It’s important to note that a sense of guilt should never tie you to keeping something.
In conclusion, acceptance is key and understanding an items’ sentimental value can help you let go a lot easier.
Sort Out The Clutter
One of the most important ways to begin shifting into a minimalist lifestyle is knowing what is clutter and what isn’t. If an item doesn’t spark joy or have any true sense of purpose or importance, then chances are it’s just garbage. Going through each item in a room with this mentality can greatly help with the decluttering process. This, of course, leads to increased chances of living in a more minimalized environment.
Keep Your Eye on The End Goal
When the minutes start to blend into hours and hours start to blend into days, the end goal can become lost on anyone. When you feel discouraged and start to give up on the process of decluttering your space, always focus on the end goal. Think about the minimalist lifestyle you’ll be pursuing after this journey, and hopefully you can redirect your feelings of lost hope and begin to start working on the task at hand again. It feels extremely difficult in the beginning, but just know that it will be worth it in the end!
Let Our Moving Professionals Help
When you’re done decluttering your home from top to bottom for your upcoming minimalist move, chances are you’ll feel exhausted and near ready to collapse. The good news is that here at Augusta Movers our team can help with the difficult aspects of your move so you can focus on the more important things. To learn more about our residential movers in Toronto and how they can help with your upcoming move, be sure to call us at +1 (647) 783-8730 today!