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5 Simple Tips on Living a Minimalist Lifestyle in the Philippines

Filipino families love to hoard! It’s not even speculation but a fact. Your nanay, tatay, or both surely hoard some stack of things that they don’t use anymore. 
And the worst part is, they don’t throw these things, thinking that they will use them in the future. This makes it very difficult to live a minimalist lifestyle in a typical Filipino home.
It’s difficult to declutter, but it’s not impossible. Here are simple tips on how to live a minimalist lifestyle in the Philippines.

1. Decluttering doesn’t happen overnight

It takes a lot of time to sort out your things. Just because you set your mind to it doesn’t mean it will happen. You have to set realistic goals, objectives, and timelines to make it happen. It’s a long-term project that can take weeks and even months depending on how many things and clutter you have.

2. Adjusting your lifestyle slowly

As much as a minimalist lifestyle is great, it’s not for everyone. It can be a major struggle to adjust to this lifestyle because you downsize everything that you’re used to. To make sure you can adapt to this for good, don’t force yourself into it. Adjust to this lifestyle slowly but surely. Make small changes every day until you can live with this in the long run.

3. You’re bound to make mistakes but keep trying

As with any major change in your life, you’re bound to make mistakes as you transition into living minimalist. However, don’t get discouraged and keep trying. Forgive yourself for not throwing that insignificant shirt that you don’t use anymore but find sentimental value to it. What’s important is to lock your sights on the goal and stick to it no matter what.

4. Resist the temptation, especially on sale items!

We’ve all been there. Especially during the sale season, it can be very tempting to replace old items or add new decors to your house. Whatever happens, resist the temptation to purchase unnecessary items. Perhaps, you may even avoid going to the mall or log in to online shops to guarantee that you don’t spend unwantedly.

5. Move into a new house with just enough space

If you want to fully start anew with your new lifestyle in your new home, move into a house with just enough space for your downsized and decluttered belongings. This way, you don’t have to fill the extra space with unnecessary items and decors that will just result in more clutter. For houses that offer just enough space to live minimalist, choose Bellavita.
BellaVita Sakto Gusto mo, Sakto Sa’yo! For more inquiries about BellaVita homes and locations, visit BellaVita, or send a message through Facebook.
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  1. I love these tips. I'm trying to adopt a minimalist lifestyle for my family, especially because income is very volatile these days.

  2. I love these tips. I'm not Fillipino, but I have a girlfriend who is exactly like this. She has some things that she's never going to use anymore, but she won't get rid of them. LOL

  3. as much as I wanted to, living this way.. I can't.. I really can't stop buying stuffs.. well acyually more on stuff for my kids.. 😉

  4. I did not know that hoarding is a cultural thing. I find that to be interesting. I personally like a more minimalist approach.

  5. There are so many advantages to this. The best one is that there’s less pressure to tidy and clean your living space. You’ll spend astonishingly little time cleaning your minimal living space and see it as a peaceful sanctuary.

  6. Adjusting your lifestyle slowly is a sure way to get living as minimal as possible! I love your article, thank you so much!

  7. I think if you have a minimal space, it really helps. You tend to save up and buy less because you have a limited space. Also, you tend to save up for more bigger space.

  8. Indeed such great tips. I can relate to this. What actually help me during pandemic is how to be able to know what's important. I rarely buy now especially sales which I do mostly before.

  9. I do like living more of a minimalist lifestyle. However, I am not quite there yet.

  10. I love minimalist living. It is so much nicer having less clutter and stuff that piles up. Makes it a lot easier to clean, as well. Thanks for the tips!

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