Living a minimalist lifestyle can be rewarding in many ways. Living without material clutter will also clear your mind and make living a low stress life more possible. Mental clarity is much easier to achieve when you are not living with clutter and unnecessary items.
Tips for minimalism
The items you don't need or use are just things, material items that are not adding value to your life because you don't have any use for them. Hanging on to those things create anxiety and stress. Free yourself from unneeded items and get a weight lifted of your shoulders.
NEED VS. WANT
Learning to identify your true needs vs. wants while making new purchases will help keep impulse buys at bay. Think before you buy, ask yourself "Do I really need this or do I just want it now?"
When making new purchases opt for high quality items that will last a long time and will keep you from having to repurchase an item over and over due to low quality. This works great for clothes because as a minimalist you don't have a ton of clothes and the clothes you do have are worn more often.
Make it a habit to declutter and purge every few weeks to stay on track.
THE "W" QUESTIONS
Ask yourself these questions for each item you are sorting.
-Why do I NEED this?
-When did I use it last?
-When will I use it again?
-Is it Worth my precious space?
STEP BY STEP
Minimalism is a lifestyle and how far you go with it, is your personal choice. You don't have to do all of your decluttering and purging overnight. Picking one area and taking an hour a day to declutter and purge will help with focus and keep you from feeling overwhelmed.