Have you ever been in a situation where you wished that you had a particular item with the ability to perform multiple functions?
I think that this is a great goal to have when it comes to owning less.
If you can get rid of one item in your life and replace it with another item that has multiple uses, then I say why not?
This doesn't mean looking for things like water bottles with the ability to perform more than one task but ones that are just meant for simple tasks instead.
You may want to start by looking around your house and seeing what items you can find that have multiple functions.
For example, do you really need a hairdryer and a curling iron?
Chances are, if you're like me, the answer is no. I know that I can usually just curl my hair with a straightener if I'm in a hurry.
And as for drying my hair, well, nine times out of ten I'll just let it air dry. This may not seem like much but when you think about all the space these two items take up in your bathroom vanity, it's definitely worth considering!
Another thing to consider is how many items in your life serve more than one purpose. My favorite example of this is a sleeping bag. Sleeping bags are perfect for camping, but if you have one lying around your house that isn't being used all the time or even just on occasion, consider taking it out to use as a comfy blanket when watching TV in bed!
Why is this a good goal?
-It saves space.
-You only have to carry one item instead of multiple items.
-It can be less expensive in the long run.
-It makes life simpler.
So if you're looking for a way to simplify your life and own less, try aiming to find multi-functional items! You may just be surprised at how much easier it will make things for you in the long run. 🙂
What are some items to look for?
some examples of multi-functional items?
-Bags with multiple pockets.
-Cups that can be used both as cups and also to store other things in.
-“One-pot” meals that can be cooked in one container and served as is.
-Multi-purpose cleaning supplies like a broom can also be used to sweep out the car.
-Bowls Instead of Plates; This helps maximize space
-Sponges and Microfiber Cloths Instead of Paper Towels
-Two-in-One Personal Care and Household items
Seasoned minimalists have found a number of tried and true products to meet multiple personal cares and hygiene needs.
For example, baby shampoo is gentle enough to be used to wash your hair and your face, along with removing makeup and bathing pets.
There are several household uses for it as well, including cleaning makeup brushes, polishing leather shoes, and cleaning surfaces like faucets and stoves.
Owning less is a great goal to have, but it’s important not to get rid of everything.
Take the time to think about each item you own and decide if it serves more than one function in your life.
If the answer is “yes,” then make sure you take care of that item and hold onto it. If the answer is “no,” then consider selling or donating it.