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How to Be a Minimalist

Watch more Self-Help & Improvement videos: Subscribe to Howcast's YouTube Channel - Use these tips to learn to be a minimalist. Howcast uploads the highest quality how-to videos daily! Be sure to check out our playlists for guides that interest you: Subscribe to Howcast's other YouTube Channels: Howcast Health Channel - Howcast Video Games Channel - Howcast Tech Channel - Howcast Food Channel - Howcast Arts & Recreation Channel - Howcast Sports & Fitness Channel - Howcast Personal Care & Style Channel - Howcast empowers people with engaging, useful how-to information wherever, whenever they need to know how. Emphasizing high-quality instructional videos, Howcast brings you experts who provide accurate information in easy-to-follow tutorials on everything from makeup, hairstyling, nail art design, and soccer to parkour, skateboarding, dancing, kissing, and much, much more. Step 1: Look for unused objects Ask yourself how often you have used an object over the past few months when deciding whether to discard it. This is a better measure of whether you need it than the potential value of the object. Tip If you haven't used it in the past year, or can't remember the last time you used it, you don't need it. Step 2: Look at your closets Look through your closets. Keep only those clothes that are versatile. Get rid of anything that doesn't fit or that you don't wear. Tip For all practical purposes, you probably only need 2 or 3 pairs of shoes. Step 3: Clean out your garage and basement Clean out your garage and basement. Donate any unused objects to charity or have a garage sale. Step 4: Continue through your house Make your way through the rest of your house. Be ruthless in your decisions about what to discard. Step 5: Take care of your remaining possessions Organize and take care of your remaining possessions once you have finished minimalizing. If you've done it right, you've ended up with only the essentials, versatile objects that serve a variety of purposes. Step 6: Be resolute Remember not to fall back on old acquisitive habits. Then enjoy your newfound freedom from clutter. Did You Know? In 1992, noted minimalist artist Frank Stella created a 10,000-foot mural for the Princess of Wales Theater in Toronto, Canada.
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