There is a huge movement happening around the idea of no longer letting our possessions possess us and it’s amazing. As with most things, there are different “branches” of minimalism. One type is having a highly modern, chic, clean home design. The other kind, The “Fun Sized” kind, is where you clear all the clutter from your life that no longer serves you. It’s living with intention and purpose. That’s my kind of minimalism. If you’re on the same page as me and just want to have more of the things in life that bring you joy, I want to share with you some different ways you can actually make money with minimalism. Easy ways that your passion could become purpose. Let’s look at how.
Right now in America people are dying with an average of $62,000 worth of debt. Literally dying. Just learning that makes it hard for me to breathe. I think we can all agree, life feels more constrained when we are tied to our debts. We work so hard for money only to have none left by the end of the month. So, where is it all going? A good way to find out and take charge of your finances is to get organized. Many people spend all day trying to earn more money. What they might not realize is that starting to save money might not be as hard as they think. While each lifestyle and each person spends money on different things, there are a few highly common places money is
spent wasted each year. I’m going to walk you through how to save money. There are 7 simple changes you can make to save over $10,000 per year.
When we downsized our house 2 years ago, we knew we wanted to create a house that instantly felt like a home. We didn’t want to fill our new home with a ton of store purchased items that are in thousands of other homes. Ours should be unique to us and our story. The same goes for our children’s bedrooms. Just like we want our living room and kitchen to speak to us and make a statement, we wanted to allow our kids that chance in their bedrooms too. I thought we would have an easily clutter-free way of life with the shelving in our daughter’s closet. As it turns out, those shelves just turned into more places to shove junk and toss unfolded clothes. We had to do something. So I set out on a mission to start a DIY modern, minimalist kids bedroom on a budget.
Two years ago we moved into a whole new house. A house with 2,000 less finished square feet than our previous house. Our plan was for a new beginning, a fresh start, and a simpler way of living. We never could have imagined the big time changes that were about to take place in our home and in our lives. In the midst of this massive minimalist movement, a lot of people are asking themselves, “Is it worth it?” “Will I regret it?” These are the thoughts I know I had. I craved a downsized life, but, was it worth it? Do we regret it? Let’s talk downsized and how our family of 5 is doing after 2 years.
I can’t even tell you how thrilling the idea of making money with Airbnb is to me. Reading stories of people who needed extra income or wanted to pay off debt and were able to successfully do it through Airbnb is just crazy exciting. And the thing is, it isn’t just people in high-end, beachfront locations that are able to make an income on Airbnb! Even if you live in the suburbs, you might be able to actually pay your mortgage with your earnings! I decided to do a little digging to see what expert Airbnb hosts had to say on how to get started, how to make money, and how to to stay successful!