How to Embrace Minimalism without Living in the Woods

How to Embrace Minimalism without Living in the Woods

A lot of college students can benefit from a more minimalist lifestyle. It decreases the clutter and makes organization much easier, while also helping students to save.

Here are ten ways you can get started without dropping out of school and living in the woods…

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When most people think of minimalism, the stories that often come to mind are of people like myself. People who gave up their corporate jobs and 90 percent of their possessions for a more vagrant lifestyle of being glamorously homeless.

Other common examples are men who move to the woods and cut all ties with civilisation, the backpacking hippie with no place to call home, and the early-20-something who lives in a tiny 200 square foot house.

While these are all accurate representations of minimalism, they are also extreme versions. There are far more manageable ways that all of us can obtain a simpler lifestyle.

After all, minimalism is not about doing without. It’s about reinvesting our resources in the things that matter most to us. So here’s how you can do it, too.

Downsize

The larger your home, the more likely you are to buy more furniture, and more…

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20 Things I Learned My Freshman Year

20 Things I Learned My Freshman Year

Here are 20 useful tips for freshmen, as told by a college student who already survived her first year of college.

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1. Take advantage of the free food around campus. There have been many of times where I would go to an event on campus and they would offer free food. This would be great, especially when I start to run out of money on my meal plan.

2. If you haven’t been away from home for months at a time, you will get home sick. Or maybe you’re tough and won’t. But if you do, more than likely, you’re not the only one and that’s okay. Eventually, you’ll adjust. It just takes time.

3. Amazon Prime for Students – it’s a thing, and it’s free for the first 6-months (don’t forget to cancel if you don’t want to continue after the 6-months). You will get FREE two-day shipping (perfect for purchasing and renting books or random things for your room), access to thousands of TV shows and movies, and unlimited…

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