Minimalism can mean something different to everyone, but for me it’s all about 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 helps us focus on what is important in our lives.

Many of us fill a void through shopping, collecting, and trying to “keep up” with society’s pressures to have bigger and better, the next and the new.  As a former fashion blogger and marketer, I used to hoard everything from accessories and shoes to promotional items and gifts I would never wear.  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.

Living with less not only helps clear your mind to live a more mindful life, but it also helps the environment, will save you money, and make you appreciate and care for what you already have.