8 Responses to “Why I’m A Minimalist”

by Nov 28, 2021

Minimalism is about freedom and knowing that when opportunity knocks, you’ll have space to open the door.

Jennifer Burger,  simplifyfiercly.com

Seeking Motivation

Read New Perspectives.  See Inspiring Spaces.

As we near the end of this 30-day challenge, you might have tried a number of things and made some progress in simplifying your life. But it is quite possible that there have been days when your enthusiasm has been somewhat lacking.  This is to be expected when making big lifestyle changes and is a pattern that will typically repeat many times over until a new habit or routine is well established.  Sometimes it can be helpful to seek out a new perspective from someone who has made the same choices or taken a similar journey.  You might find some insight from these people sharing some of their minimalism experience.

Why Minimalism? 5 Powerful Benefits of the Minimalist Lifestyle


Jennifer Burger

As life gets busier and our homes more cluttered, many people choose to embrace a minimalist lifestyle. But is it worth it? Does owning fewer possessions really make you happier, and if so, how does it work?

While I can’t speak for everyone, I can say that my answer is a resounding yes. The benefits of minimalism have gone far beyond anything I was expecting ten years ago (when I first started experimenting with the minimalist lifestyle).

Here are five powerful reasons why minimalism is a choice worth making.

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25 Reasons You Might be a Minimalist


Courtney Carver

If you have been simplifying your life, or thinking about living more minimally, you might be further along than you think. My actions were screaming minimalism, long before my brain registered that’s where I was headed.

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The Top 7 Reasons Why People Become Minimalists


Rachelle Crawford, Messy Minimalism

You know how you’ll hear a story about someone you know who is doing something new or different and you think to yourself, “Oh yeah, that makes total sense. She seems like the type of person that would…”

Well, that wasn’t the case for me and minimalism. Nobody in my life, including myself, saw my transition into minimalism coming. While I can certainly look back now and spot the arrows pointing me this way, I had no clue I was headed toward minimalism at the time.

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Minimalist Living: 10 Unique Tips From A 5-Year Minimalist


Inside: Curious about minimalist living, but not sure where to start? These 10 unique minimalist living tips are hard-won wisdom from a mom of 5 after five years of living a minimalist lifestyle.

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Take Action

Look to others for support if you need a shot of motivation.  That might be your friends or family members but sometimes an online search gets you some new ideas or reminds you of your reasons for deciding to take a minimalist approach.  I hope that these resources give you some new perspective.

Challenge Questions for Day 28

Who or what is an inspiration for your desire to declutter and simplify your home and your life?

Do you have a favourite online resource that you turn to for inspiration or motivation when you don’t have much energy for decluttering or minimizing?



Declutter Challenge for Day 28

Reader’s Choice

It’s Sunday so it’s a perfect day to reflect on what you have accomplished in your decluttering and simplifying.  Catch up on an unfinished area or take a well deserved break.


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Mary Elizabeth O'Toole

Mary Elizabeth O'Toole

Educator, Artist, Storyteller


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