There’s a massive difference between something that is loved and something that is liked. The minimalism ideology for living harnesses the power of love. In other words, the minimalist supporters state that homes should only be filled with things that are loved. There’s also the exception for things that are needed (food may not be “loved” necessarily, but it is certainly necessary).
There are also other aspects of minimalism (thinking creative, a loved career) that go beyond the scope of this article. But, minimalism does help differentiate between love and like when it comes to things in the home, and how decluttering may involve making that mental separation.
The Guilt of Unloading
All people have gotten rid of something they loved because of money or they made a bad judgment call. It feels somehow wrong as if unloading that thing brought forward some guilt and anxiety. People then hold onto …