Our Process To Transition You To A Minimalistic Lifestyle
Updated: Feb 7, 2020
You just have too much stuff. Stuff here, stuff there and let's be real, most of that stuff you don’t use and it just sits there. Not just in your home though, in a dark space in the back of your mind. You’ve clearly considered getting rid of some of the stuff or else you wouldn’t be reading this right now.
Well, luckily, I’m here to help! Let’s get you switched over to a minimal lifestyle, shall we?
It’s going to take some work, and I promise It won’t be easy, we get attached to our stuff, but that’s okay! Like an old lover, we must let it go so something new and better can come into our lives that we can appreciate even more deeply.
So here is the process for how we would go about migrating you over to a minimal lifestyle.
The first step is to identify what there is, where to focus, and what needs to be done.
We do this with our fluidifying session. This is where you invite us into your house and we go room by room through the home as if we were going through a typical day of your life.
In each room, we identify how you interact with the space, where things are, how they are stored, and where the problem areas potentially are.
We record and collect the data to then analyze and disseminate it down into a presentable document that we will present to you on day 2.
Lastly, we schedule the next day we will meet.
This is when we get back together, go over the document and our findings then identify what the next best course of action is.
For instance, if we noticed that you spend the most time in the kitchen, living room, and your bedroom, then we’ll figure out which room to start with and plot out a course of action about where and how exactly we will help minimalize each room.
At the end of this day, we schedule our first action day.
Before we jump right into getting shit done, I like to go over some general principles. They may be somewhat repetitive because I’ll likely have told them to you in the initial pitch, and at points along the way, but I believe it always positive to hear things more than once to help lock in those neural pathways in your brain.
Once we have gone over the principles we jump right into the first room. This can take between 4 and 6 hours. However, in some cases, it could take 2. It’s very much a case by case basis.
If, say, we are working on the kitchen we’ll go through each drawer and identify what you use daily, what you sometimes use, and what you rarely use. Then we see what can be consolidated and, if necessary, will create a system to help further identify what we can eliminate.
An example of a way to go about doing that would be to flip all the utensils plates and cups upside down. Then, over the course of the week as you used things you would place them right side up when returned so we can better identify what is being used. However, depending on the situation, this might be more of a month too few month-long process to narrow down what you use.
As usual, we schedule the next day for me to come back and help with the next room.
Day 4 we get back together and review the room we worked on last and if there are any small adjustment to make or any other work to be done there we finish that up.
Once that’s complete we move on to the next room and go through a similar process as room 1
Okay, so now it gets pretty repetitive. We’re just now in a rhythm and knocking stuff out.
So, same as before, review room 2, then begin work on room 3
As a little side note: Along the way, we may identify a better way to organize your space, so in minimalizing we might also need to purchase something to help make your space more efficient and better.
Is it groundhogs day?
No. It’s not, but we do review room 3, then knock out room 4 licitly split, but without rushing and of course doing it right!
This, however, is the last room that comes with the package. If you want more rooms done we can, by all means, do more! It will just cost a bit more for the time.
This is our final day together and will be 1-3 months out from finishing with room 4.
This is just a follow-up session to check back in, keep you accountable and make sure the new habits have stuck. It’s important that this becomes a new way of living for you, and not just a thing you did once, and then go back to how you used to do operate.
Our goal is for you to get as much value for your money as possible. In our core philosophy, it’s more about delivering more value than we receive in return. We believe operating that way will result in our customers becoming filled with joy once we have finished our work together, creating a positive ripple effect.