Is it easy to be a minimalist?

Yes and No.

Yes, because the answer to 90% of your questions such as “should I buy this?” is “No”.

There, done. *dusts hands off*

No, because you have to really be on top of what you own; you don’t want to be buying another juicer when you have one hidden away somewhere at home!

And, there are times you REALLY REALLY want something but:

  • know deep down that you don’t need it
  • cannot get rid of anything you already own as its substitute to justify buying it
  • have to still try to keep your 3-suitcase rule for your life in mind
  • and the price is not in your comfort range (Hello? Sony? Can I review & keep your Sony PRS600 reader for free please?)

It was more difficult when I first started, because I didn’t develop the right habits immediately.

That took another 2 years or so, before I started adjusting to the lifestyle and really scrutinizing my purchases without having to consciously think about it each time.

Now, it’s quicker to make a decision, and I have a stronger resolve to resist temptations for the most part.

About the Author

I'm a 20-something year old girl who lived out of a single suitcase in 2007, and now I'm living with less, but only with the best. You don't have to get rid of everything to become a minimalist! Minimalism can help simplify and organize your life, career, & physical surroundings. You can read more about me as a minimalist. Or come and visit my other blog Fabulously Broke in the City where I got out of $60,000 of debt in 18 months, earning $65,000 gross/year.