A minimalistic Lifestyle

Friday, June 20

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How to start your minimalist lifestyle

  • Clothes. Throw away all the clothes that you simply do not wear 
  • Books. Get rid of as many as you can. Keep the ones you Love 
  • Bathroom. You don’t need 3 bars of soap and 50 different hair products. Get rid of the things that you don’t use everyday, and those products that you may still finish.. finish them or get them out of the house
  • Desk. You don’t need 50 spare pens and pencils. Condense to one small pencil case. 
  • Facebook. Stop wasting your time with games. Use it to communicate only. 
  • Body. Stop eating junk food, consume only fruits, vegetables & nuts. Nourish your body with nutritious foods. 
  • Social life. Having a few good friends is better than having 100 fake friends. Make time for those who matter and forget those who don’t 
  • Shoes. You  don't need 20 pairs of shoes. Stick to the basics and add 1 or 2 fun shoes if you feel the need


Here's a list of some of the items I have cut out or changed in the past month:


  • I no longer buy Fashion Magazines (Elle, Vogue, Glamour)
  • I only keep up with my absolutely favourite Shows
  • I no longer go shopping every month
  • I deleted a lot of "friends" from Facebook
  • My desk has no more clutter, only the essentials
  • All those sample makeup and beauty products that I got are now out of the house (I used them or threw them away)
  • My book and CD collection has only my absolute faves
  • The magazines I had kept because of some items are on the trash now, I scanned the pages of interest and got rid of the rest
  • No more "junk" e-mails from clothing stores
  • Shoes and closet now minimized. I own only 60 pieces, that includes jackets, tops (winter and summer), bottoms, shoes, undergarments, gym clothes and accessories.

8 comments on "A minimalistic Lifestyle"
  1. Gosto muito das tuas publicações sobre o minimalismo.

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  2. Acho super interessante este tipo de estilo de vida e cada vez me relaciono mais com essa filosofia. Penso que tudo começou por as casas em Londres serem bem limitadas de espaço e me aperceber que também não precisava de muito coisa material para me sentir bem e feliz. Tenho diminuído em muito a roupa que tenho no armário, o pior passo vai ser os livros mas talvez adquirir um kindle resolva o problema de vez :) Sempre e' um objecto que substitui 100. beijinho

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  3. this is great article :) i've been thinking about getting rid of some clothes for more than a week now. but i guess it wouldn't be enough. really nice tips :D

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  4. I love your advice for a minimalist life. And you are true: better a simple life than one that don't inspire.

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  5. Wow that's a feat! I commend your effort and have a lot of respect for all the facets you took into account to embrace a minimalist lifestyle. Admittedly, this is something I could never do to such an extreme because shopping and fashion are a part of what I do for a living.

    With that being said, I meticulously curate my clothes, shoes, and accessories before I ever make a purchase so as to never have pieces in my closet that I don't use.

    Please keep posting on your progress with embracing the minimalistic lifestyle, I'm very interested to see how it progresses long-term:)

    Sasha
    http://www.sashabowmanshops.com/apps/blog/

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  6. I am someone who has a lot of trouble getting rid of anything. Gifts, old things I made, clothes I liked, clothes I liked and bought but haven't worn yet, and more. But my dream home is a minimalist home. It always was. I just didn't know there was a name for it. I'm 18, going on 19 in a few monthes. I haven't moved out, but this is one of the biggest reasons why I want to. So I can minimize. Everything. My family collects stuff just like me, maybe worse. Yesterday I started getting rid of clothes I don't wear anymore. I still left some, but I will try again soon. I'm taking baby steps, and I'd like to thank you for the inspiration! Otherwise I would never have taken even the first step.

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    1. I'm glad to know that I was an inspiration to you. It's a bit hard at first, but it will get easier. When you start to realize that the things you thought you love, you don't love anymore or you never did, it becomes easier.
      A good trick to deal with memorabilia is to take a picture of it, and maybe do a journal with all those things and write about them. This way you will be able to remember them forever. I recommend you doing this in digital form, but in a notebook would also be good.

      If you have any questions feel free to ask. You can even send me an email =)

      Sophie.

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