Minimalism Decluttering Checklist For Music Festival Lovers
How to be more organized as a music lover is our focus in this article.
Music is therapeutic as it can lift the soul, energize the body, calm and inspire the mind to be more creative. However, for whatever reason the same music doesn't help us achieve this goal every time. So we continue to collect more music in whatever format is available to us. Soon we have a large collection. If you have a large music collection and want to be free from the clutter, this post is for you.
To be candid nobody lives forever, which makes time a priceless resource because whether you are organized or not the sun will rise and set. Regardless of you achieving your goals or not, time will keep rolling from dawn to dusk. Since, time management is a myth, being organized to ensure that you get things done the most efficient way is, therefore, an awesome skill. In this post, we will show you how. But first, let’s clarify some terms.
Minimalism is a lifestyle and a trend amongst millennials. It means discarding all useless, unnecessary possessions, from old clothes to jewelry, to extra furniture. Minimalists believe that possessions have become great distractions in our lives while society takes pride in the accumulation of "stuff", we who know better should do things differently by living a meaningful life on purpose, strengthen your relationship with yourself and those who matter, and only buy what you need even if you are rich enough to buy the whole world.
The term "decluttering" refers to the process of removing objects from your home that are no longer needed. It all comes down to respecting yourself enough not to let your environment become unkempt or cluttered. Decluttering doesn't have to be complicated; it can be done with ease, especially if you use the tips in this article.
Benefits of Minimalism
Let's look at some of the advantages of taking a minimalist approach to life, as they may motivate you to take action and produce better results:
Conserve Resources: Minimalism teaches you to spend time & money wisely, choosing only essential items, and spending less on material possessions you do not really need. It takes way less time to shop for fewer essential items which makes cleaning and tidying up easier. You'll have extra free time when you have fewer things to maintain, organize, and take care of.
Enjoy Living: Decluttering and living a minimalist life can help you gain a deeper understanding of what matters the most and what makes you a better person. This will make it easier to breathe without the burden of debt, obsession, and overworking. Decluttering is an opportunity to let go of things that weigh you down---both mentally and financially.
Build Relationships: Don't look after unnecessary possessions to build relationships and spend time with loved ones. Not giving undue significance to material objects will enable you to be your genuine self, which will attract positive people. Instead of spoiling the people you love with material gifts, you can travel with them. Investing in creating more memorable shared experiences.
Self Development: Being more self-aware and acknowledging how you spend time will minimize your worries. Instead of going on a shopping spree to buy more "stuff", you will probably use once or twice, sign up for acting classes or whatever skills you consider valuable. The energy you spend dealing with clutter will be available for the hobbies you love.
Eco-Friendliness: Zero waste means switching out things that have a temporary lifespan with those that do not to eliminate or reduce waste. This concept is very important because it helps immensely in regards to the problem of pollution. It is a set of values that everyone should incorporate in their lives, not only for its benefit for the planet.
Feel Good: Minimalism can help you refocus on what you want and love. You will have the freedom to choose what you want to do, what you wear, and where you go without the influence of a materialistic society. Minimalism is a way to feel better about yourself.
Minimalism Decluttering Checklist
To simplify your life and thinking, you must move beyond the material. This decluttering guide for minimalists will cover all of the places where clutter forms.
Clutter builds up gradually in our calendars, gadgets, emotions, and thoughts, among other places. If we didn't tackle these issues, we'd be staying in a tidy house but still be preoccupied and nervous.
This decluttering checklist for minimalists can be completed in any amount of time. Approach it at your own tempo, and remember that this is a change of lifestyle, not a contest.
How to declutter your phone
Every day, the average person uses more than about 5 hours on their phone. Here's how to clean out your mobile devices and make the most of them, from time-sucking and data-draining apps to various pictures.
Apps– We fall in love with certain apps, such as Candy Crush, because they are entertaining, but we stop using them with time. Remove any programs you don't use anymore to free your phone from being slow.
Contact list– Update your contacts in your email and keep your contact list up to date by eliminating any numbers that are no longer in use or are no longer relevant.
Home screen– Move everything but the most critical daily usage apps off the home screen, and transfer widgets to a secondary screen.
Messages– Keep track of old threads you might wish to revisit, and remove everything else that isn't from frequent contacts.
Notifications–You bought a phone to use it, but if you're not careful with several notifications, the phone will use you. Turn off all non-essential notifications and start your Do Not Disturb at least an hour before bedtime.
Photos and videos– Delete any images and movies you don't need or treasure, then organize the remaining into albums and back them up on the cloud.
How to declutter your Social Media
Anxiety, unfavorable comparisons, and addictive behaviors can all be intensified by social media. I advocate a social media detox if you can't stay off social media for 24 hours. For a week, turn off all applications and websites. When you're not anxious about posting Stories, you'll be astonished at how much mental clarity you have.
How to declutter your Music
If you have a large music collection, divide your decluttering time into smaller chunks, such as 15 minutes at a time. It can take longer than 15 minutes to get rid of it, but it will keep you from feeling overwhelmed. Don't be scared to break the assignment down into smaller chunks. The idea is to make the simple selections first, then move on to the more difficult ones afterward.
Analyze What Formats Your Music Is In
It's a simple decision to get rid of music on cassette tapes, 8-track tapes, vinyl records, or other formats if you have a lot of it. Due to technological improvements, you can get rid of any song you know you won't listen to. Nowadays, the majority of people's music is on CDs or digital downloads, which also necessitates some level of deliberateness; otherwise, your hard drive or memory space will be clogged with files you don't need.
Albums - If you still have albums, you haven't totally embraced the philosophy of doing more with less, but don't worry, it's a work in progress! Because these albums may carry sentimental value, convert them to digital files to preserve the memories.
Boom Boxes - Though the title "Boom Boxes" might sound old? It is because it's so please get rid of yours unless you still take them camping or to the beach.
Cassette Tapes — There seem to be companies that will convert your cassette tapes to digital media, and let's face it, the cassette tape's performance had never been great, to begin with. Throw them out!
CDs — Only convert the CDs which you care to listen to Mp3 or iTunes. All of your music isn't something you listen to or enjoy. Why save things you don't care for? Gift your unwanted CDs to anyone who might enjoy them.
CD Players - Since you can now listen to all of your CDs in Mp3 format online or on your laptop/phone why do you still need a CD player in your home? If you still have 8-track or cassette players, just let go.
Hard drive: don't save music to your computer's hard drive; instead, save it to an external hard drive and back up your playlists and library. You'll lose your playlists if you have to transfer computers or reinstall iTunes!
Jewel Cases - It's no necessity to continue keeping your CD jewel cases, album artwork, or promotional materials. The world is moving forward don’t be left out.
Playlists — If you upload all of your music to iTunes, the only way to hear your favorite songs is to make playlists. Your playlists can be categorized by Mood such as relaxation music, dinner music, jogging music, etc
Permanently delete - Delete media that you don't use — Go through your iTunes collection and delete media that you don't use. Remove not just from your library, but also from your backup. If you have a bunch of CDs that you only bought because one or two songs appealed to you? Dump the remaining ten tracks or don't transfer them at all.
Shuffle - After a day or a few hours, use your iPod or iPhone's "Shuffle" feature to see what you've been holding on to. You might be pleasantly delighted, or you might be deeply upset. Put the music that shocked you into a playlist and discard the others.
Minimalism is a technique that enables you live a more purposeful existence.. It can help you in more ways than just decluttering your stuff. We hope you find this blog helpful to get you started on your Minimalism journey so you can start living a better life.
Comment down below, how will you incorporate at least one of these ideas into your life?