Posted on March 30 2017
In today's world that everyone is aspiring for more - whether it's money, food, clothes, bags, or cars - minimal living is considered luxury for being an unattainable feat, especially if the thought of letting-go those unused purchases still hurts your guilty heart.
Truth be told, you have to come to terms with the reality that you don't really use everything that you've purchased. So, ask yourself: how would you really like to live? What would your kids say when they grow up witnessing your lifestyle - which they would eventually copy as they grow older?
"Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication."
Be More with Less once said that "Slow shifts are more sustainable than radical change." You don't need to go KonMari all the way. Just start from the smallest details; start from your everyday routine:
Eating in a buffet? Choose a small plate and get a spoonful amount for each dish. Savor the taste and you'll notice that you were able to taste everything without getting bloated.
Everyday makeup kit? Bring only the essentials and transfer the liquids in smaller bottles.
Have nothing to wear? According to statistics mentioned in Becoming Minimalist, we wear 20% of our clothes 80% of the time. That means that most of us have clothes that we no longer like or no longer fit us correctly. Keep the ones that you usually use and give to charity those that you know you will never wear.
Traveling? Roll your clothes to save space and put your important stuff (passport, cellphone, cash) in a separate small, handbag without compromising your entire look.
Here's Reloved's minimalist-friendly handbags curated just for you: