“I want to be a minimalist, but…”

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“I want to be a minimalist but I don’t want to give up on my hobbies and my hard-earned collection.”

“I want to be a minimalist but can’t I find black and white boring!”

“I want to be a minimalist but I don’t think I can because I live with kids.”

“I want to be a minimalist but can’t because I want to enjoy the finer things in life.”

“I want to be a minimalist but I don’t have time to declutter and maintain an immaculate space.”

These are but five of the many excuses given by people who are interested in minimalism but are too overwhelmed to embrace it. I’ll be busting each myth in my succeeding articles (excited to blog about how I plan to tackle my book hoarding addiction!). I’ll even provide a laundry list of resources which helped me get started in my next post.

But before I get to those posts, let me assure you: minimalism is not as complex, overwhelming, and exclusive as you think. Those excuses posted above? Don’t let them stop you from researching about minimalism as a way of life. You can be a minimalist and still enjoy reading your piles of books. You can be a minimalist even if you love all colors of the rainbow! Much has been said about the minimalist way of raising kids; go ahead and read them! I consider myself a minimalist but I don’t feel like I’m missing out on the finer things in life.

Stop making excuses. Forget the buts and can’ts. If you want to be a minimalist– read, learn, discover, ask– and become one.

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