What is Minimalism?
Simply put, minimalism is the opposite of hoarding. It means living a lifestyle with only the items that you absolutely need. The idea behind this type of lifestyle is to be surrounded by fewer items in order to allow yourself to spend less money, time and energy on items and spend it more on your hobbies.
Having less things to care for and maintain around the house frees you up from spending tons of times on doing chores and enables you to spend your time the way you want it. Living with less chores and without as many distractions around you can give you the time you need to focus on the things you really want to do – from taking care of your health to dedicating time to finding new hobbies.
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Why A Storage Unit Could Be Useful
If you decided to turn to a minimalist lifestyle, then perhaps a storage unit was not the first idea you had for your new-found interest, but in reality, getting the services of Takanini Storage can prove to be beneficial.
Generally speaking, people rent out a storage unit if they have too many items and don’t have enough room for them, or in case they want to keep certain items safe. The minimalist lifestyle dictates that you get rid of all unnecessary things that you have lying around and just keep the things you absolutely need, however there are many uses for a storage unit, even if you don’t have an abundance of items that you can’t find space for in your own house.
Phasing things out
In case you’re starting out your new minimalist lifestyle or you are not sure that it is for you but you still want to try it, then renting a storage unit with Takanini Storage can help you out. Some people have a difficulty getting rid of things “cold turkey” and it might take a bit of getting accustomed to being a minimalist.
Renting a storage unit can help you keep the things that you are not yet ready to give up on, for various reasons. Keeping them stored will make sure that you still have them but at the same time because you don’t have them around you anymore it will make it easier for you to give up on them at some point in the future.
Alternatively, if you’re not sure that the minimalist lifestyle is for you then simply keep your things in a storage unit while you’re trying things out. If you decide to take things further then you can start getting rid of your items, otherwise you can simply get your items back from your unit.
Minimalism doesn’t necessarily imply tons of space
While living a minimalist lifestyle will allow you to make space in your home, given that you’re only keeping the things you absolutely need, that doesn’t necessarily mean that everyone will have lots of space available. Depending on the size of your home, you might not be able to keep some of the things that you still have a connection with due to lack of space. Having a storage unit easily solves that problem.
Keep precious items / items with a sentimental value safe
When you become a minimalist and decide to only keep necessary items, that doesn’t mean that you have to get rid of the things that you have an emotional connection with or that are of value. Whether we’re talking about a collection of old comic books, paintings, family pictures, etc. – if it brings you joy then they shouldn’t be thrown away. However, if you want to keep them safe – which is recommended for precious things anyway – then getting a storage unit at Takanini Storage can help you out.
Don’t use the storage unit for “junk”
It’s important to note that if you want to adopt a minimalist lifestyle then you shouldn’t just take things from your home and place it somewhere else. Use the storage unit for things that are still of value but for which you either don’t have enough room, in case you want to phase them out, or if they are seasonal items (such as clothing).
The important thing about being a minimalist is not being tied to items that you no longer need or that are of no use to you. Keeping them stored somewhere doesn’t result in you being a minimalist, and it might be more difficult for you to lead a minimalist lifestyle if you simply hoard junk and keep it in your storage unit.