5 Reasons Why Simple Living Is Empowering
As each year goes by more people become empowered by simple living. The benefits that simple living can offer both you and your family are endless. Let’s take a look at 5 reasons why simple living is empowering.
1. You Won’t Have to Clean Much
When you choose to live a minimalist lifestyle, you’re choosing to spend less time cleaning! Doesn’t that sound exciting? If you feel like you’re in a never-ending cleaning cycle, you may have too much stuff. Living a simple life is empowering because your space is more likely to be constantly clean.
Of course, a daily pick up may be required, especially if you have kids. But, the less stuff you have, the less likely you are to have to spend hours cleaning every week. Make your space more manageable by having less items.
2. You Won’t Lose Things
Have you ever spent way too much time looking for keys or wallets while you’re already running late? Empower yourself by being less likely to misplace items. Homes that are full of clutter can become incredibly frustrating to live in. If you have a lot of stuff laying around that you can’t find or even remember you own, that means that you probably don’t need them.
3. You’ll Get More for Less
When living a simple lifestyle, you’ll get more for less by purchasing budget furniture. Budget furniture will give you the quality and comfort you’re looking for, without draining your bank account. In a lot of cases, you can furnish your entire home for a fraction of the cost at a budget furniture store than you would at a more expensive store.
4. It’s Good for the Environment
When you spend money on lots of stuff, you’ll probably end up throwing most of it away — sending it right to a landfill. Instead of contributing to the piles of waste we have in landfills, spend money intentionally on products that compliment your lifestyle and will last. This can be everything from luxurious Egyptian cotton bedding to high-quality clothing and beyond. When you choose quality over quantity, you won’t throw away nearly as much, and the Earth will thank you for that.
5. You’ll Save Money
Simple living comes with simple expenses. When you own less items, you’re spending less on maintaining, replacing, and repairing. Having more money saved is empowering, because you can choose to invest your funds into generational wealth or other things with long term benefits.
When you’re new to living the simple life, it may feel pretty restricting at first — and that’s okay. It’s important to take baby steps when making a lifestyle change. If you’re not able to go cold turkey while cutting back on expenses, take things slow. Instead of purchasing a $40 breakfast every single morning, try to only do it 3-4 days a week instead. As each week goes by, decrease the days until you don’t feel the need anymore.
Is a Simple Life Best for You?
A simple life may be empowering to you if:
You Want More Space – Having too many things will make your space feel suffocated. If you want to enjoy more living space, a simple life is a great decision for you.
More Time – Spending less time cleaning and looking for things means that you have much more time to do other things you love. Spend more time with friends and family and less time flustered while living a simple lifestyle.
Welcome to the simple life! A simplistic lifestyle is great for you, your neighbors, your environment, and all those who inhabit earth. We hope that you and your entire family enjoy the benefits within your home. Check out more of our blogs about simple living here.
Author Bio: Katie Tejada is a writer, editor, and former HR professional. She often covers developments in HR, business, recruiting, real estate, law and finance, but also enjoys writing about travel, interiors and events.
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This sounds like my goal but never though of a name for it. I have working toward a lot of this and will continue. This will make my life better!