10 Questions About Minimalism Answered

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Do I have to get rid of all of my stuff?

No. You can have as many things as you want. I have stuff, granted I live out of a travel bag in my own home, but that’s a different story for a different day.

Does everything have to be white?

No. Minimalism the aesthetic and minimalism the lifestyle are two different things that often get conflated. Color is allowed.

Do I have to wear the same outfit every day?

No. I mean, basically, I do. But that’s because I like being comfortable and I don’t like shopping. I also don’t like having to pick out clothes in the morning. I just want to be able to get dressed and go.

What if the people I live with aren’t minimalists?

So what? This isn’t about them. It’s about you. My wife isn’t a minimalist. And she has stuff. Plenty of it.

What happens if I get rid of something I need later on?

I won’t lie. It happens. But for the most part, if you haven’t used an item in 6 months or 6 years you probably won’t need it for another 6 months or 6 years.

Will minimalism make me happier?

I hope so. It makes me a happier person but there are no guarantees.

Aren’t people going to think I’m weird?

Of course they are. But who cares?

Will minimalism save me money?

Probably. It saves me money.

Is minimalism just for rich people?

What? Why do people think this?

Isn’t minimalism boring?

Yes. It’s boring as hell.

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