Minimalism tips

Create A Plan

When fretting over how to declutter, the one thing that can save you is having a plan. If necessary, write down all the details. If you know that the activity can take you several days, then schedule what you want to achieve on each day. Then try to stick to it. Moreover, decluttering means that you may not get time to do your daily chores. So plan for that as well so that you do not get blind-sighted later. Related Read: Fashion Minimalism- 5 Practical Tips to Declutter Your Closet

Too Overwhelming? Ask For Help

You don’t have to do everything by yourself. Sorting and cleaning out your space is a taxing job. Hence, ask for help from a family member or a friend. This can significantly cut the time taken. And you will not end up being as tired.

Start Small

One of the most pertinent tips when pondering over how to declutter, iis starting small. It goes along the principle of not biting off more than what you can chew. When you are a novice to the minimalism lifestyle, little things can overwhelm you easily. Hence, as you begin your decluttering journey, make sure to start small. Instead of trying to tackle the whole room, focus on a single closet or a desk or just a corner of your kitchen. Break up the entire task into smaller sections and proceed from there. As you go about handling the different spaces, you will find that decluttering, after all, isn’t all that daunting. Related Read: 5 Minimalism Reminders For Beginners

Visualize Having More Available Space

Before you even start with the actual decluttering, here’s a visualization exercise. Focus on the area that you want to clean out first. Then imagine all the free space that you will have once you are done with the task. Feels good? Decluttering takes time and energy. In the midst of the process, it is plausible to lose the determination. You may start asking yourself whether the entire exercise is in futility or not. In those moments, the mere visuals of having more free space at your disposal will surely bring a sense of purpose.

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Learn about investing yourself

A good financial tip to live by is to learn the basics of investing yourself. This will help you make more informed decisions and help protect you against potentially bad investments.

Take a personal finance course

To continue learning about personal finance and be better prepared making decisions, take a personal finance course. There are personal finance courses at colleges you can take as well as taking an online course about money. Next steps:

  • Take the Real Life Money Plan course to learn how to create the financial life you want for yourself
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Listen to personal finance podcasts

To increase your knowledge of personal finance, a good personal finance tip is to listen to podcasts. I used to listen to money podcasts during my commute before I started my blog. It was my very first introduction to learning about money. This is an easy way to learn about money with very little effort. Next step:

  • Listen: Bad With Money With Gaby Dunn (podcast)

Read personal finance books

If you don’t know where to start with your own financial education, start by reading a personal finance book. This is how I started teaching myself about money, and I can’t recommend it highly enough. It can be just enough to get you moving in the right direction with your money. Next step:

  • Read: Personal Finance Books Everyone Should Read (blog post)

Understand how you feel about money

Analyze your attitudes toward money. Are you negative and do you think you’re destined to be broke? Do you think rich people are snobs? Believe it or not, these beliefs can affect how you behave with your own money and can affect your financial success.