De-cluttering is not minimalism.
It’s just an act of it, and part of the (starting) process of being a minimalist.
When you de-clutter, you’re really getting rid of what you don’t need and use, which is one of the basic fundamentals of being a minimalist.
All minimalists de-clutter at one point of their life, but not everyone who de-clutters is a minimalist, because they may not get rid of everything to the point where they have kept only what they use 90% of the time.
For me, my own personal idea of what minimalism is, tries to cover these 4 major areas as much as possible:
- Being mobile – able to move at a moment’s notice with very little to pack
- Not owning things I don’t put much personal value upon — furniture
- Trying to be as simple as possible — don’t buy items that save only 2 minutes
- Being green & eco-friendly – making smarter choices about products
Think of minimalism as just a mindset. A philosophy for living simply that ANYONE can apply, if they are sick of how much they have to do, forgetting stuff and buying too much