I know that minimalism is a way of life for a lot of people. I'm sure their types of minimalism all vary, as do their reasons for choosing it. There are several reasons why it appeals to me.
I spend a good amount of time dealing with stuff. I shop for it. I find a place for it. I spend time cleaning it or picking it up. The more stuff, the more time it takes. Less stuff means less time wasted dealing with it. Obviously some things are time savers, but there comes a point when too many things are just that....too many.
This is pretty obvious. The more things I buy, the more money I spend. I find myself buying too many little things that are a "good deal". But these things add up. The less I buy, the more money I have.
Again...an obvious one. The less things I have to clutter up my home, the less mess I will have. Clutter is impossible to keep up with.
This stuff stresses me out! My house rarely feels relaxing. It just feels like a constant to-do list. I intend to work toward minimalism in both stuff and other life things (like my constantly huge to-do list). I'm hoping this can lead to less stress and hopefully a clearer mind.
Why do you think minimalism is beneficial?