It is impossible in most parts of the west. This term is a fantasy in the modern western world. The only true minimalist are people like bums in India that just shit around and smoke pot, or monks in Asia.
minimalism in fashion is reddit tier. If youre reddit tier it means u are a beta hipster faggot white knighy literal piece of shit. If I saw you in piblic I would either completely ignore you because you look almost identical to every other reddit cucklord or burst out laughing if your faggotry allows you to actually stand out. Its possible I might even do both. this is not just what I think, its what everyone thinks who isnt a deluded redtard aswell. Just end yourself if this describes you, your friends and family will just replace you with another hipsterfaggotclonemanchild
>>10792707 Minimalism is mainly design-oriented lifestyle, it has nothing whatsoever to do with hobbies and you don't "do it for other people" unless you're trying to impress a girl when you're bringing her go your room. But I don't know any girl that would be impressed by well-organized shelves and a clear desk except for grandma.
It's about not not having three shirts of the same color, not hoarding clothes or memorabilia, not leaving dozens of unused apps on your screen and instead rounding them up into their own folder, not keeping around any used things you know you're not going to do anything with, not having sprawled papers and clothes everywhere and having no clue where your car keys are.
Throw out your old shoes, donate the clothes you aren't going to wear (or very seldom), sell your stupid knickknacks, allow yourself more space in your room and in your mind, understand as deeply as you can that quality trumps quantity.
>How long does it take to achieve I don't know OP, how disorganized are you? When you look at yourself and your surroundings, do you feel anything but calmness and clarity? If so, minimizing will help.
>>10792798 >Throw out your old shoes, donate the clothes you aren't going to wear (or very seldom), sell your stupid knickknacks, allow yourself more space in your room and in your mind, understand as deeply as you can that quality trumps quantity. when you say it like this, I can understand you a bit more, but not in the sense that quality>quantity, but purely in the idea that having a clear and minimal room/wardrobe/etc leads to a clear mind.
I went minimalist about seven years ago. Had a major bed bug infestation after I let a friend move in.
Kicked his ass out. Packed everything up in plastic bags and taped them closed and put them in the garage. Ripped up the carpeting. Put my fabric furniture and mattresses out to curb and spraypainted red X's on everything. There was literally nothing in my house for months. Walked on the OSB subfloor, got my fair share of slivers until I got in the habit of wearing my soled mocs
I strung a hammock up in the basement to sleep in. Bought a bunch of dryclean bags to hang my laundry in, had three pairs of pants, seven shirts, undies and socks.
After three bug treatments and six months I installed hardwood floors throughout.
I got so used to sitting on the floor to watch tv and eat that I just made a bunch of zafu and zabutan inspired cushions that would be easy to isolate if infestation happened again. In short i took a lot of inspiration from traditional japanese design.
The side effect was that I actually felt better. I was more flexible. I moved more. I loved it.
When mom and dad stayed in town with me for 6 months last year while he was getting cancer treatment they HATED my house.
After 2 or 3 weeks though they both commented how good they felt. My dad said his back wasn't acting up any more and mom said she felt more "spry". When they moved back to their place their couch and sofa got pushed into the corner and they still live on the floor.
I got so used to living without my "stuff" that most of it got donated.
>>10792458 While I've always done an annual evaluation of "what useless impulse shit did I buy this year that I don't need" and thrown out/donated/sold what I didn't want, only a few months ago did I realise that I should do that evaluation before I buy shit and keep the physical crap I own to a minimum. It took me a weekend to sort through my property and sort it. Now I just have some junk laying around waiting for craigslist to pick it up. But my personal space is much neater and I feel good about how streamlined by shit is. I'm less stressed out on a daily basis as well. I think its because I don't really have much to think about in terms of micro-choices. Everything I own has a clear, defined purpose.
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