What is minimalism?

To me, minimalism is living with a “less is more” mentality. ¬†Minimalism is freedom from whatever is dragging you down, embracing quality over quantity, and decluttering your mind, body and spirit.


Minimalism is allowing yourself to focus on what is important.

Many of us fill a void in our lives through shopping, collecting, and trying to “keep up” with society’s pressures to have bigger and better, the next and the new. I found myself with boxes, closets and drawers full of things I could barely remember, let alone keep track of or use. Once I purged a large amount of my clothes and items I had collected over the years, I organized¬†it all, packed things away and found a sensible place for everything to go. A huge weight was lifted when I freed myself of unnecessary material baggage and began to focus more on organizing other aspects of my life, too.

Minimalism is not about sticking to strict rules or guidelines; it is about simplicity, enjoying what you have, and focusing on the moment.