Minimal Is Best, Gather Memories, Not Stuff

Minimal Is Best, Gather Memories, Not Stuff

Posted on: July 31st, 2017 by Open Space Organizing

Key to going minimal is to gather memories and not stuff. Less is definitely more! Strive to own less to feel increased independence, freedom and peace. July is coming to a close so take the remainder of your summer and choose independence from material possessions, focus on simple pleasures and spending time with those important to you. Summer is the perfect time to keep it simple, spend time outdoors and focus on activities with family and friends.


The Price Of Clutter

The accumulation of clutter can cost you, both in terms of time and money. “15-20% of the average American budget is spent buying duplicate items that have been misplaced” (National Association of Professional Organizers). Clutter makes it difficult to find what you need, when you need it because you have to sift through multiple items to find anything. “The average American wastes 55 minutes each day looking for lost items” (Newsweek). Is that how you want to spend your time? “Decreasing clutter would eliminate 40% of the housework in an average home” (National Soap and Detergent Association). Save energy by decreasing clutter, rather than collecting more and more things. So be aware in your own life how clutter is affecting you. Forming new habits to keep clutter minimal can bring you the freedom and peace you are searching for.


Tips To Gather Memories:

  • Spend time outside
  • Find healthy, active hobbies
  • Plan outings with friends and family
  • Prioritize investing in relationships


Tips To Gather Less Stuff:

  • Spend less time in stores, shop less
  • Use a shopping list
  • Keep focused to avoid impulse buys
  • Avoid shopping when you are tired or stressed


The minimal accumulation of stuff equals more time, more energy, more peace and more money in your pocket. In addition, keeping your focus on relationships and gathering memories helps you to remain connected to what is important. If you need help to form new habits, rather than adding to your collection of stuff, contact Open Space Organizing today! We will be happy to help you create the space and the lifestyle you are seeking!

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