This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Scott Tube-Free. All opinions are 100% mine.
Minimalism. I’m really into it lately. I’m currently reading Essentialism by Greg McKeown and I find myself repeating his phrase “Less but Better” at least 10 times a day. The phrase applies to all aspects of life including stuff.
Less stuff cluttering your home leaves room in your life for better opportunities. While the extremist part of me wants to take an entire weekend and get rid of anything and everything that is not essential, the realistic side of me remembers that I don’t even have a free weekend anytime in the near future, so instead I set out to make small changes one at a time. Starting with these 6.
1. Choose to De-own Rather than Just Organize.
The less you have, the more free your mind is. Organizing is great but it’s still consciously both in your home and in your mind. Grab an empty box and de-own at least 1 box worth of stuff.
2. Immediately Remove De-owned Stuff From Your Home.
Now that you have a box of stuff to get rid of don’t just put it in the closet to get rid of one day, instead find the closest place to donate it and take the 10 minute drive there. It’s especially important to go right away when you have more than 1 box. If you don’t have time to go right away, set it either right by the door, or in the car for your very next trip.
3. Be Aware of What You Bring Into Your House.
What you bring in is even more important than what you take out. If you get rid of 1 bag of stuff a week but bring in 2 you will never achieve your minimalists goals and your mind will continue to be more and more cluttered.
Be intentional about every single little thing that you do and don’t bring into your home. Even little things like toilet paper tubes add up. Did you know Scott Tube-Free toilet paper eliminated the cardboard tube so you can stop bringing that unnecessary part of toilet paper roll into your home?
This funny video remind us how even small things, like toilet paper tubes, add up. His prank uses 66,000 tubes of toilet paper — that’s how many tubes Americans go through in just over 2 minutes!
4. Do an Audit on Your Kids’ Toys.
Have you ever noticed the more toys kids have the less they play. Ask yourself, does this item clutter your child’s mind or provide the space and room needed for imagination? And then stop by this post to create a good system to organize the toys you have left.
5. Do Your Clothes Bring You Joy?
Take the bottom 3 items from every stack and get rid of them. They are on the bottom for a reason, you never wear them! You can also try the hanger method, where you hang everything backwards, then as you wear it and rehang it up, hang it the correct way. At the end of 3 months get rid of anything that is still hanging backwards. Then, go through what’s left a shelf at a time, item by item and ask yourself, does this item bring me joy? No? Toss or donate it right away.
6. Don’t be Afraid to Get Rid of Big Items.
Have an extra couch that is unnecessary and just taking up space. List it for sale right now, mark must pick up and sell it to the first person that can come by. Do you like and use your coffee table or do you just have it cause everybody has a coffee table? Go through all the furniture pieces in your house and make sure they are either serving a purpose or making you happy.
There you have it, 6 easy steps towards minimalism! A big thanks to Scott Tube-Free toilet paper for inspiring this post. Don’t forget to check out and join the Toss the tube campaign and save approximately 150 tubes per year (that’s how many the average household uses each year!). It’s an easy way to reduce waste but still enjoy a cushiony soft toilet paper that we all love!
Are you wondering if it unroll just like any other toilet paper? I was super curious so I tried it out and it does! No more excuses, minimalize your life and toss that tube!