The minimalist trend is booming these days — and for good reason. There’s something to be said for prioritizing quality over quantity. However, the sense of competition that comes along with this trend is not so favourable. So, before I move on with this post, let’s forgo the concept of judging anyone who is “not minimalist enough,” or owns “too many things” to be considered a minimalist. It’s all about perspective, and the word can mean different things for different people — it’s the overall mindset that’s important.
With that out of the way, let’s get to the real point of this piece. We’re here to talk about the important purchases we all make in life, minimalist or not.
Taking the time to really think over your purchases and investing in high-quality goods means your possessions will last longer and mean more. This is a lesson I (along with many others) glazed over in my early 20s. This was before travel and living abroad taught me the pains of dragging around a lot of possessions that I didn’t really care about (and were garbage quality to be honest). Many moves over the years, and starting over in terms of countries, cities, and apartments, have taught me what purchases really matter and deserve their portion of your savings.