Minimalist Teen's Guide to Minimalism
9 Step Journey into Minimalism

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Go digital

Clear out the physical clutterโ€“โ€“photographs, CDs, DVDs, documents, etc. ๐Ÿ—‚๏ธ
Hopefully by now, letting go is getting easier. If itโ€™s still painful, this step may come as a relief to you since you wonโ€™t be getting rid of thingsโ€“โ€“you can throw away the physical photographs, but youโ€™ll still have the digital copies. Technology is the future!
Since Iโ€™m a minimalist teen and part of the iGen, I didnโ€™t really have any paper documents or printed photos since most of my items were already digitized. ๐Ÿ‘ผ But for those of you for whom that isnโ€™t the case, I included this excerpt from
of the Minimalistsโ€™ 21-Day Journey into Minimalism series:
Photos. Time to scan all those photos that have been collecting dust in the basement, closet, and attic. This sounds easyโ€”and it isโ€”but it will take time, even with Joshuaโ€™s easy-to-use scanner. So, to make it a little more fun, we decided to throw a Photo-Scanning Party.*

Music & Movies. Why do we all hold on to so many CDs and DVDs when we can watch virtually anything now with the click of a button? Regarding the music we want to โ€œkeepโ€: letโ€™s transfer it all to the computer, which we can then store in the cloud (The Minimalists use Dropbox, but you can use whatever cloud-based software you prefer). Once our music and movies are safely stored, letโ€™s donate or sell the remaining CDs and DVDs. You have permission to let go.

Documents. Take a look at your documents. Do you need all of them? Chances are you donโ€™t, but you can scan the ones you truly need. Scan them, shred them, and move on.
Thatโ€™s all; time to take action.
*๐Ÿ—’๏ธ NOTE: If youโ€™re an iPhone user, I recommend trying the free by Google Photos. Iโ€™ve used this in the past and it worked well enough that I didnโ€™t have to buy a physical photo scanner.

๐Ÿ‘‰ Your Turn: Go Digital!

Scan, stream and shred away! Get rid of physical photographs, outdated CDs and DVDs and old documents.
Clear out the physical clutter.
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Doesnโ€™t it feel great to have all that stuff gone? ๐Ÿ˜‡
๐Ÿ—’๏ธ NOTE: One benefit of digitizing photos is that you can use a digital picture frame. Instead of always displaying one photo, you can rotate through a collection of pictures!

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๐Ÿ˜ฒ Did You Know: Over the course of our lifetime, we will spend a total of 3,680 hours or 153 days searching for about 198,43 misplaced items (we lose up to nine items daily). Phones, keys, sunglasses and paperwork top the list.
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