How to Embrace Minimalism without Living in the Woods

A lot of college students can benefit from a more minimalist lifestyle. It decreases the clutter and makes organization much easier, while also helping students to save.

Here are ten ways you can get started without dropping out of school and living in the woods…

Alexis Chateau

When most people think of minimalism, the stories that often come to mind are of people like myself. People who gave up their corporate jobs and 90 percent of their possessions for a more vagrant lifestyle of being glamorously homeless.

Other common examples are men who move to the woods and cut all ties with civilisation, the backpacking hippie with no place to call home, and the early-20-something who lives in a tiny 200 square foot house.

While these are all accurate representations of minimalism, they are also extreme versions. There are far more manageable ways that all of us can obtain a simpler lifestyle.

After all, minimalism is not about doing without. It’s about reinvesting our resources in the things that matter most to us. So here’s how you can do it, too.

Downsize

The larger your home, the more likely you are to buy more furniture, and more…

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