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Over the years, I have learned that the saying “less is more” rings true for me. Having less stuff gives you the time and ability to really focus on the things that matter to you (more on this in a few minutes). My goal of starting this blog has always been to help you see beauty in your life and when I say this, I mean all aspects of life: even negative situations. You can find joy and beauty, no matter how hard your situation is - you just have to look for it and trust that God has a plan for you.
Although quite a few people find joy through materialistic things, there is so much joy to be found in living simply and really appreciating the small things in life: my family, my home, and the experiences that we get to make together. I believe that each and everyone of you can learn to live simply and enjoy these things as well. Here are a few ways to make that happen:
Maybe it’s just me, but I do have a hard time finding joy in cleaning. There are however, ways to view cleaning in a different light. When you are dusting those picture frames, think about the memories that were made through those pictures. When you are doing your kids laundry, think about the fun times they had as you are scrubbing out the mud stain, or the tomato sauce on their shirts. Even so, cleaning less is definitely more joyful for me because it gives me the ability to spend more time with my family and the ones I love.
This is where living simply comes into play - the less you have, the more your cleaning time is cut down and right now is the perfect time to get rid of things. Start with your bigger items and figure out what can go and what can stay. Then, look into all of your smaller items like clothing, jewelry, books, and other miscellaneous items.
You can donate a lot of these items, but for your valuables, you have the opportunity to make some money off of the things that you do not need. For example, Chapes-JPL is a fully licensed and insured money lender, operating out of Atlanta, Georgia. They provide asset loans that are as low as 2.5% (some of the lowest in the industry!) and does not require credit checks, employee verification, or anything else that is timely. Chapes-JPL offers two options: collateral loans or the option for them to purchase your items, if you do not want them back. For collateral loans specifically, your assets are stored on-site in one of their state-of-the-art, alarm protected, 24-hour security monitored fireproof vault. In addition, your items are also fully insured for their full replacement value while in Chapes-JPL’s custody. All you need to do is set up an appointment, bring in your items for a quote, and you will receive cash the same day! If you do not like their offer, you can deny it with no risk or obligation at all.
Chapes-JPL is a great way to make money off of the items that you do not currently need or want, so next time you are looking to get rid of some of your valuables, you might want to consider calling them.
Reducing clutter in your home isn’t just great because it reduces the amount that you have to clean, but it can also help you to stay more organized. I don’t know about you, but being organized definitely puts me in a better frame of mind. Having less material things in your home can make it easier to find the things you need when you need them and get on with the rest of your life.
Whenever I talk to friends and family members about living a more minimalist lifestyle, we always come to realize that there is so much stuff in our homes that we just don’t need. Having all of this extra stuff can make us feel bogged down, stuck, and take away from the value of the things that actually matter. Not to mention that when you keep only those things that you truly love, you appreciate them so much more. Start small, by organizing and decluttering just one area, then gradually work your way around your home. Enjoy your new, organized, happier life!
Greater Focus on What Matters
Living a simple lifestyle doesn’t mean living a boring lifestyle. Having less material possessions allows you to change your focus from things to experiences. I’ve learned that it is the things that you actually do that you remember and that make your life meaningful, not the things you own. Many times, when you become focused on having the biggest and best things, you can lose track of what is actually important: living life to the fullest and loving each other as best as we can. Practicing minimalism and living a simple life can help to eliminate the distractions of material possessions and help you find joy in your everyday life.