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Minimalist Living:



Practical and Simple Guide to Spend Less, Declutter Home and Simplify Your Life



By Stephen Colins



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Table of Contents

Introduction

Chapter One – Understanding the Minimalists Lifestyle

What is the minimalistic lifestyle?

Who can call themselves a minimalist?

What are the rules to being a minimalist?

How does one become a minimalist?

Committing to the minimalist lifestyle

How much is enough to be a minimalist?

Chapter Two – Looking At Your Life and Setting Goals

Who are you and what do you want?

Why do I want to be a minimalist?

The traveler

Outdoors man

Newlyweds

Setting Goals

Releasing Mental Stress

Saves Money

Easier to Clean

People who enjoy freedom in their lives

People who love the environment

Become more productive

Set examples for our kids

Support causes

Your home is more visually appealing

Chapter Three – Tips, Tricks And Hacks

Tip #1 – Clothing

Tip #2 – Ditch the car

Tip #3 – Get Netflix

Tip #4 – Use Unisex Soaps and Shampoos

Tip #5 – Go on a Room by Room Cleaning Spree

Tip #6 – Begin moderating your spending habits

Tip #7 – Purchase Quality

Tip #8 – Remove emotion from the equation

Tip #9 – Disassociate with negative people

Tip #10 – The Six Month Challenge

Tip #11 – Just in Case..Never Happens

Tip #12 – Digitize Everything

Tip #13 – Choose a single Social Media Account

Tip #14 – One in : One Out

Chapter Four – Living the Minimalist Lifestyle

Tiny House Living

Container Homes

Square Foot Gardens

Thrift Stores and Yard Sales

Conclusion





Introduction

Ever since we were children we have collected things. These things can have a monetary value or a sentimental value. Over the years these items tend to accumulate and get pushed aside for newer more modern or conventional items. This is all well and good but the problem comes in where we fail to or have issues with letting other things go that are just of no use or just haven’t been touched in a long time.

This is where the mindset of the minimalist comes in. In the world of the minimalist we work towards owning and possessing items that we only need. Since this is still a broad term we decided to write this book to help you better understand the world of the minimalist and their lifestyle.

Through this book we will explore what exactly it means to be a minimalist, the misconceptions, rules, guidelines and other factors that will allow you to further explore this lifestyle and determine if it is for you. This book is written for the beginner and for those interested in developing a foundation on this subject. If you know about this subject or if you have been living this lifestyle for awhile you may not find as much value as those who are starting out.

So, without further delay let’s jump into the basics and understanding of what a minimalist and their lifestyle consists of. Enjoy the journey.



Chapter One – Understanding the Minimalists Lifestyle

What is the minimalistic lifestyle?

When most people hear about this new craze known as the minimalistic lifestyle the first thing that comes to their minds is “I have to throw away all of my cool stuff and live in a hut in the middle of nowhere!”

If this is what you believe then you are totally off the mark and have been told misinformation. When we talk about the minimalistic lifestyle we are talking about a lifestyle free of clutter both physical and mental.


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