Living Minimalistically

Posted on February 21st, 2013 by Discount Debbie

Have you heard of minimalist parenting and lifestyles? I recently heard about it on the Today Show and did some more research because it seemed Thrifty. Of course anytime you eliminate buying some things, you will spend less money. However this parenting/lifestyle movement seems to be much more.

The jury is still out for me personally, but I do think this is great to think about and obviously will save you money.

The basic premise: Own Less, Do More.

Seems pretty simple huh?

A woman who calls herself the minimalist mom is taking this very seriously. To begin this journey they got rid of their car and half of their belongings. Because of this lifestyle they’ve paid off over $60,000 in debt in one year alone!  

A few steps towards minimalsm…

1. Purge. Go through your stuff and get rid of it. You don’t need a dozen of similar items. Stick to just a few and reuse. Make life simpler.
2. Go through the toys. A lot of parents following this movement want few toys and more use of imagination and play with their children themselves.
3. Less in your pantry. This truly means only buying what you’ll use. No reason to have a ton of stuff in your pantry that takes up space and may never be used.

This way of life intrigues me although I don’t think I’ll be giving up my minivan anytime soon 😉

What do you think about it? 


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