Choose the Money or to be a Minimalist…
Do we enjoy more Life by owning less stuffs?
It is a really good question, we don’t take the time to analyse our lives, we spend so may hours in front of the TV or doing activities that are not valuable enough. Change our focus, change our attention onto better things because we have the time to look around instead of chasing maybe a empty dream that is to have a lot of money. Just my humble opinion:)
There is nothing wrong for having a lot of money or owning a big house, luxury brand, a nice car, going to amazing vacations, that’s what life is all about. Be happy and enjoy it but it should be done in a way that we don’t feel empty.
Could be difficult for a lot of us to start tomorrow with less stuff in our house, or downgrading our lifestyle… It is really counter intuitive to do it like that maybe do it in a way that feel more natual.
There is some areas , that could be corrected or i may say, be simplified to help us be more in control of our life and our money.
See below, how by changing some aspect of your life could help you win.
Do we buy a lot of clothings? Yes we do! To buy less is one of the best option to work with. There is another option that cost less and is more practical, to decluther your closet. More than 80% of our clothing are not weared and 20% is over wear, that is a fact… Why not take a moment and go in your closet and see what could be given away or even sold for extra money.
If you have extra money what to do?
- Buy lesser items and spend more on quality clothing to keep it longuer.
- Don’t look at the price tag but how long do you plan on keeping the item, what you will do by wearing the sweater as a example.
- Look at the material, we don’t take the time to look at the material and it is a major aspect of the price and quality.
- Try to buy those articles in sales or online if possible but again ,purchase from reputable stores.
- To have access to warranty and good exchange policy.
Decluther just enough to feel less trap when opening your closet and your mind will follow.
Decorations most of the time has no designated value and are just place where we think it should be place to had some effect to our house. But what about the real meaning of having so many items attach to the wall or a giant vase that could be broken at any moment by the kids playing soccer in the living room. It could happen,hehe. That’s part of life ,lets not be to serious here:)
Why not take a moment again and look around your house and see what could be remove. Need to be a easy step, not talking about removing the tv on the wall or stuff like that but the simple items that are all over the place.
We have the tendancy to keep anything and everything.
- old computers and electronics
- gardening items
- 3 blenders:) or kitchen items
- old set of tires from your old car
- and so much more.
Keep what you think make you feel good, that as a meaning to you, that represent your personality don’t forget your spouse-partner on this! From there try to have a garage sale and the proceeding could be to purchase a item that will represent the beauty of your home and yourselves.
Big vs Small [House]
As a person of the world, we all have a dreams and one of them ,is to own our own house. It is interesting because we do grow in different background good or bad ,we all see and witness the same thing, as a human we all need a place to stay. Ok, there is so many standards to what we feel is a house for certain and for other individua,l it is totaly something different.
The credit is easily accessible, once you have a great job, some money on the side,you will have access to purchase or rent your first place.But do we take the time to understand what we are abble to purchase vs what we should purchase. Let’s not forget we just need a place to sleep, since 80% of the time we are not even home!
If you own already a house, appartment as a homeowner or not , congratulation! Don’t ever forget this, you always have a choice to change things for the better.There is no good or bad decisions but the related actions that will make the difference.
As a example:
You own a big house that cost you 2k a month and you feel trap, why not sell it and get a smaller house that will cost you 1200$ a month. Imagine 800$ in your pocket per month just for moving one block away.
Those are the kind of decisions that are not easy to take but could be the best one at the end.
Money minus less = More
Why am i talking like this? Let me explain.
In a sense, if you spend less there is more money in your pocket but is it faisable as everybody pretend to. Depending on your saving habit or what you do with the extra money. Peoples will save a good portions of their income but in return will invest it the wrong way…
The cabanon outside that seem to be in shape, will be replace by the latest and best cabanon on the street !
Was maybe not the right option or maybe this purchase was made in order to sell the house or just you were tired of seeing this old wooden thing falling appart, understandable.
There is a way to go around it, if you don’t want to end up spending the extra money saved by your hard work and decision… Have a auto save option ,every week have even 5% of your income save in a saving account or a investment account. This is a really good option and maybe the other 5% could be put toward fixing the house or buying the latest watch, so you could track your running speed!
Are we Minimalist…
We all are at different extent, some will have a 500 sq ft closet full of shoes only and another person will have the same sq ft for his place to stay. All depending of your expectation in life, what you want,where you want to be and what was possible in the moment of taking the decision of owing a big house or going toward a tiny home.
Just choose the path that you feel right for you, knowone should judge your choices in life, we learn and we grow.
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