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.
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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.
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