When thinking about the ways minimalism saves money, it occurred to me what a valuable concept it actually was. As a whole, minimalism means having and spending the least amount you can and still feeling at peace.
Sell and Eliminate What You Don’t Use
When you’re first starting on a journey to minimalism, decluttering and purging is a huge step. Getting rid of things you don’t need, don’t like, and don’t use is a necessary step in getting to a point where you can breathe.
Don’t just buy it because you like it. Buy it because it suits a purpose. Consider whether or not it has a place in your space. Can you get by without it or is it replacing something that you don’t really love?
I’ve been leaning into fresh flowers for people other than gifts. A bouquet of flowers for $20 is a much better gift than a thing ( socks, a bag, a water bottle, etc) and the look on my close friend’s face when I bring flowers for their birthday is pretty special.
Well sure but how does that save money? When you are grateful for what you have, then you have no reason to spend money on things you don’t need.
There’s no reason to go shopping for another car when you are grateful for your Toyota Minivan.