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Minimalist Living: A guide to living a minimalist lifestyle in the UK

Many of us are feeling the urge to live a more minimal lifestyle amongst the hustle and bustle of day-to-day life. It’s not about being able to store all your worldly possessions into a single box, but rather about living with less, spending less and needing less.

To live a minimal lifestyle doesn’t mean you need to dispose of your belongings and live in an all-white space with just the essentials, you can make small and gradual steps that will help you seek a simpler life with less clutter.

What is minimalist living?

Minimalist living is about owning less and clearing or storing your clutter, so you can have a clear mindset, less distractions and a tidy space with purpose. Being a minimalist is about having the things around us that we most value, rather than things that steal our attention.

Living Room Minimalism Example

How do you live a minimalist life?

Evaluate your space

Firstly, you need to look at your space and examine your priorities. Do you have overflowing wardrobes, multiple versions of the same item, things you’re keeping ‘just in case’? There isn’t a right or wrong way to do this. It’s about how you define your space, so take your time and set yourself some goals.

Declutter

To have less clutter means you need to get rid of some things. Focus on the items you don’t use, or as Marie Kondo says, get rid of the physical items that “do not bring joy into your life.”

Put things into storage

There are many items you might not use, but also couldn’t dream getting rid of. Whether that be furniture you don’t need right now, sentimental objects or just things you love but don’t have a place for, putting them into storage can be a great solution. Here at Titan, we have a range of tailored unit sizes with 24-hour access, so you can store and have access to your items whenever you want.

Make conscious shopping choices

Before you pass over the cash, or type in your card details, take a moment to ask yourself “do I need this?” Don’t try to justify it, if you’re buying with impulse and not thought, you will likely end up with more things you simply don’t need.

Be grateful

The key to being happy with less, is being grateful for what you have. The more gratitude you have, the less likely you are to have desires to own more.

Workspace living minimalist example

How can minimalism benefit your life?

Minimalism can benefit everyone’s life in a range of ways by creating room for what is important. It removes the focus from material possessions, so you can give your attention to the things you value most. It is also likely to make you feel more content with what you have and give you a sense of freedom. This is because you won’t feel held down by an accumulation of temptations that can lead to debt, obsession and greed.

What habits can you adopt from minimalist living?

By living a minimalist lifestyle, you may find you adopt many positive habits such as:

  • Making mindful purchases
  • Regularly decluttering your belongings
  • Keeping your surroundings tidy and clear
  • Having manageable processes and systems for life admin
  • Feeling grateful
  • Clearing your digital clutter such as photos and emails

If you’re trying to lead a minimalist lifestyle and need to store important belongings that you have decluttered, here at Titan Storage we have a solution for you. Whatever you need to store, we have a range of unit sizes from small lockers to large garages. You will have 24-hour access to your unit, and we will ensure all of your items are stored safely and securely at all times. Get in touch today for your bespoke storage quote!