Benefits to a Minimalist, Zen Lifestyle

There are so many benefits to having less things other than saving money.

Easier to keep clean

Less furniture means there is less to clean, and it’s easier to vacuum around because there’s… nothing.

I don’t have to vacuum around little knickknacks or furniture.

And nothing really breaks because.. there’s nothing TO break.

Any decoration is secured to the wall, or is the type of decoration that isn’t very fragile.

We aren’t into figurines or delicate little things. I like very strong, bold art pieces, and we don’t have any of those yet as we don’t have a permanent home… and I am planning on making my own art pieces.

Feels healthier

Since I can clean more (and around the edges), getting rid of the dust bunnies and mites will be a lot easier than having a lot of furniture around.

That’ll really help my asthma and allergies, because I sneeze a lot, as is.

You spend less money

You don’t buy anything except what you TRULY, DESPERATELY use. Enough said about that. We’ll see how it goes.

I don’t want to talk to BF any longer about this because he takes everything I say way too literally and starts tossing out toothpaste and soap.

I learned my lesson with my New Year’s Resolution!!

It’s safer for kids

Just pad all the edges around the floors, but with less furniture, it means they have less to climb on, less to pull down onto themselves by accident, and they bump into sharp edges less.

*shrug* And I don’t have to stub my toes on anything. Bonus.

I am slowly coming around.

Case in point:

We visited condos for sale (not for us, a friend) and immediately I wanted to sweep all the items off the tables, remove some unnecessary photos, roll up mats and just ZEN out the damn place because it was so cluttered it gave me a headache.

Even the uncluttered rooms give me a headache.

They had this huge set of sticks in the corner. But that thing is daaaamn heavy to move!

How am I supposed to vacuum around that beast?

That’s when I realized: I’ve been brainwashed!

About the Author

Just a girl trying to find a balance between being a Shopaholic and a Saver. I cleared $60,000 in 18 months earning $65,000 gross/year. Now I am self-employed, and you can read more about my story here, or visit my other blog: The Everyday Minimalist.