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Things I spend the most money on since I've been a minimalist

With minimalism you learn to discard some things and value others. Today we will talk about the latter.

Minimalism helps us to be clear about what those things are that give us value. It is important to emphasize that minimalism is not having x amount of things. Is a philosophy of life that applies to any part of our environment: thoughts, relationships, objects, etc.

Leading a simpler lifestyle has made it take awareness of how to manage money, in addition to teaching me everything I was spending too much on and what was necessary for my personal, spiritual and professional development.

I am going to tell you some of theThese are the things I spend the most on since I've been following a minimalist lifestyle. Some of them did not exist on my list before, today they are essential in organizing my monthly expenses.

Leave me in the comments what are those activities that occupy an important place in your budget.

My expenses since I lead a minimalist life


Taking a little time each week to train is of vital importance. It motivates me to learn about certain topics that attract me and I enjoy organizing my time for it.

Investing in yourself is one of the best investments you can make.

Normally they are short courses that I usually complement with readings. The portals where I find out about this topic are:

- Magister. All kinds of information about courses, degrees and masters. Subsidized, free and paid.

- Promote Formation. Large number of courses subsidized by the government. Territorial scope in Catalonia.

- Official government portals. Example The Sepe.


They are my great passion. I try to have marked a monthly budget for books only.

I usually buy them at kindle format, due to space issues, I also take them borrow from the library or buy them on paper in local markets.

From here I also borrow many lessons that They help me to have a calmer and more conscious life.

I like that each book has an intention either to entertain, inform or instruct in some subject that interests me It is usually a task in which I am fully involved, underlining important things such as phrases, data and references.

trips and experiences

Knowing places has always been my dream and now that I can carry it out I do it whenever circumstances allow me.

It does not have to be leaving the country, Traveling is getting lost in an environment different from the one you live in.

Walking new streets, seeing different people...

The teachings that traveling has given me are multiple and I could spend all day talking about them.

Travel is a self-gift to help the mind to clarify a bit, while we meet people, countries, cultures and we steal some other recipe.

It is important to be able to get a small budget to go to the next town. Many times the most beautiful places are right in front of us.


It is essential to have a budget for these things since I spend my time doing different kinds of things at home.

Creativity is an act of faith

Miguel Angel Cornejo

For some time I have been fond of sewing, I am adapting it to my style and what I would like to have in my closet in terms of fabrics and colors. so lately This section occupies an important place in my budget.

Having my own creative space fills me a lot and I try to stock up on everything I need for crafting and sewing.

Healthy food

Buying quality food is essential to lead a healthy and balanced life.

Organic, seasonal and local products are a good option to contribute to the local economy and by the way to take care of our greatest asset: our body.

In many products my option is to buy in bulk so I save using plastics. A good option if you want to start reducing waste a bit.


If before I bought 6 shirts, today I prefer to buy only 2 and that they are of good quality.

Quality garments last longer, saving us energy to buy every two for three.

Handmade products, whether clothing or objects, are also a good investment that I like to afford from time to time. Handmade soaps cannot be missing at home.

Personal Care

How important it is to know how to take care of yourself and pamper yourself.

No one but us knows better what we like, what we enjoy.

I try to buy everything that is going to pamper and take care of myself. Top quality hair products, hairdresser, outdoor breakfasts. I include all of this here, in the section on for me because yes.

Eat out

Cooking is one of my favorite hobbies. I have fun and learn new things.

 And what better way to learn to make new dishes than by going out to eat. Restaurants of different nationalities always help us to make that first contact with gastronomy, to experience the flavors and, incidentally, to resolve doubts.

It is a necessary expense and very delicious.

And you, What things or activities cannot be missing from your budget? I read you in comments.

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5 comments on “Things I spend more money on since I became a minimalist”

    1. Hello Nana, how are you? I hope all is well.
      It is always good to have a budget to enjoy what we like, even if that budget is very small.

      A big hug!

  1. Excellent, this is money well spent, I would call this quality of life. I agree with all your points. Hugs, Ann 🌹

    1. Good morning Evelyn,
      The truth is that yes, at first it is difficult to stop buying for the sake of buying but then as you set goals and organize them you realize that a more focused life is a happy life.

      A huge kiss!

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