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How To Start Living A Simple Lifestyle

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If you've found yourself craving a more straightforward, meaningful way of life, you're not alone. Simplified or "slow" living is not about doing less for the sake of doing less; it's about doing more of what fills you up,with less of what drains you. This blog post will delve into the essence of simplified living, its benefits, and how you can start incorporating it into your daily life.

 

What is Simple Living?

Simplified living, often intertwined with the philosophy of "slow living," is the intentional act of creating space for things that matter most: relationships, activities, and passions that truly enrich your life. It entails reducing clutter—be it physical, digital, or emotional—to make room for focused, purposeful engagement.

In its essence, simplified living is about reassessing your priorities so that you can stop doing the things that have little to no meaning for you, thereby making time and space for what does.

 

Why is Simplified Living Beneficial?

  1. Reduced Stress: Juggling multiple responsibilities or belongings can be overwhelming, leading to chronic stress. Simplification helps to reduce these stressors.

  2. Increased Focus and Productivity: With fewer distractions and a clearer sense of purpose, you can accomplish more while feeling less scattered.

  3. Enhanced Quality of Life: Simplification allows for deeper relationships, more meaningful activities, and a general sense of fulfillment.

  4. Financial Benefits: Living simply often entails reducing excess consumption, which in turn can result in significant financial savings.

  5. Environmental Impact: A simplified lifestyle often promotes sustainability, reducing waste, and, consequently, lessening your environmental footprint.

Key Elements of a Simplified Life and How To Start Living It:

Declutter

Decluttering and organizing serve as the foundational steps to embracing a lifestyle of simple living for a variety of compelling reasons.

When we clear our physical spaces of excess belongings, we're not just making room in our closets and drawers; we're also making room in our minds and lives for what truly matters. Each unnecessary item we hold onto often represents a tiny, nagging obligation—a "should" that occupies mental space and contributes to feelings of overwhelm. By intentionally removing these items, we free ourselves from their latent demands, allowing us to breathe easier and focus on our genuine needs and desires.

Furthermore, a clutter-free environment often translates into reduced stress and increased efficiency, creating a serene space where we can engage in meaningful activities without distraction. Essentially, decluttering is the act of setting the stage, preparing us to dive deeper into the practices and philosophies that encapsulate simple living. It's a tangible action that yields immediate results, motivating us to continue down the path towards a simpler, more fulfilling life.

  • Physical Space: This is often the first step in most people’s journey toward a simplified life. It involves removing unnecessary items from your living spaces—clothes you no longer wear, kitchen gadgets you never use, and so forth.

  • Digital Space: Simplifying your digital life can be just as liberating. This could mean decluttering your inbox, streamlining your social media feeds, or even simplifying your smartphone with apps that genuinely add value to your life.

We provide end-to-end services to help you live the simpler life. We start with removing the unnecessary and help you declutter every nook and cranny. We then use systems to organize your home, according to your lifestyle, in a way that makes it easy to start slowing down the pace of your life.

Contact us today for a free consultation.

We will:

  • declutter any space you want or need
  • organize with practical systems, solutions and functional storage
  • provide all materials and procure all necessary items to complete the transformation
  • complete any handy work including patching that hole you made 2 years ago, installing shelving units, hanging painting etc...
  • finish off with a deep clean to leave your home sparkling and new so you can enjoy the newly organized and relaxing space

We guarantee that the organizational systems we teach you and put in place will stay! If you don't want to lift a finger, we also offer optional monthly plans to help you keep your place clean and neat. 

 

Mindfulness and Intentionality

Be present in what you're doing instead of constantly multitasking or thinking about the next thing on your to-do list. Make conscious choices that align with your values and goals.

 

Relationships

Focus on quality over quantity. Cultivate meaningful relationships that add value to your life and disengage from relationships that are toxic or superficial.

 

Activities

Choose to participate in activities that bring you joy, satisfaction, and a sense of purpose, rather than those that simply fill time or meet someone else's expectations.

 

Financial Simplification

This involves revisiting your spending habits and reassessing what's truly necessary. It might mean downsizing your home, car, or general lifestyle to live within or below your means.

Learn more about embracing simple living with 10 minute daily actionable steps: 10 Minute Daily Habits to Living a Simpler Life

 

Simplified living isn't about stripping away the joy and richness from life; it’s about removing the superfluous to make room for what truly matters. By doing so, you're not only giving yourself the gift of time and space but also the peace and clarity that come with living a life aligned with your values.

 

Need some help to get started with your home?

We can:

  • declutter any space you want or need
  • organize with practical systems, solutions and functional storage
  • provide all materials and procure all necessary items to complete the transformation
  • complete any handy work including patching that hole you made 2 years ago, installing shelving units, hanging painting etc...
  • provide optional design and decor suggestions and solutions
  • finish off with an optional deep clean to leave your home sparkling and new so you can enjoy the newly organized and relaxing space

    If you need help getting started and want to declutter with our support,contact us today for a FREE consultation.

    We guarantee that the organizational systems we teach you, and put in place, will stay! Now is the time to get organized and start living in a home that you love!