Are you tired of living a cluttered and stressful life? Do you want to embrace the minimalist lifestyle and enjoy the benefits of simplicity, freedom, and happiness? If so, you might be wondering how to save money on the three essentials: food, water, and shelter. After all, these are the basic needs that every human being requires to survive. But do you really need them all? Or can you drop one of them and still live a fulfilling life?
In this article, I will show you how to justify spending money on the three essentials and how to possibly drop one of them to only two. You will learn how to reduce your expenses, increase your income, and achieve your goals with minimalism. Let’s get started!
Food is the first essential that you need to survive. But do you really need to eat every day? Or can you skip some meals and still be healthy? The answer is yes, you can! In fact, fasting is a great way to detoxify your body, boost your metabolism, and lose weight. You don’t need to eat three times a day or snack in between. You can just eat one meal a day or even less. You will save money on groceries, cooking, and dining out. You will also save time and energy that you can use for other activities. But what if you still feel hungry or crave for some food? Well, you can always drink water instead.
Water is the second essential that you need to survive. But do you really need to drink clean and filtered water? Or can you drink tap water or even rainwater and still be hydrated? The answer is yes, you can! In fact, drinking water from natural sources is a great way to strengthen your immune system, balance your pH levels, and flush out toxins. You don’t need to buy bottled water or install a water filter. You can just drink water from the faucet or collect rainwater in a bucket. You will save money on water bills, plastic bottles, and filters. You will also save the environment and reduce your carbon footprint.
But what if you still feel thirsty or want some flavor in your water? Well, you can always add some lemon or cucumber or mint instead. Lemon is not essential but it can help you boost your vitamin C and antioxidants. Cucumber is not essential but it can help you hydrate your skin and reduce inflammation. Mint is not essential but it can help you freshen your breath and calm your nerves.
Shelter is the third essential that you need to survive. But do you really need to live in a house or an apartment? Or can you live in a tent or even on the street and still be comfortable? The answer is yes, you can! In fact, living in a minimalist shelter is a great way to connect with nature, appreciate what you have, and avoid distractions. You don’t need to pay rent or mortgage, utilities, or maintenance. You can just live in a tent in the woods or on the beach or even on the sidewalk in the city. You will save money on housing costs, furniture, and decorations. You will also save space and declutter your life.
But what if you still feel cold or unsafe or lonely? Well, you can always wear more clothes or find some friends or join a community instead. Clothes are not essential but they can help you stay warm and protected from the elements. Friends are not essential but they can help you stay social and supported by others. Community is not essential but it can help you stay connected and inspired by like-minded people.
As you can see, minimalism is not only a lifestyle but also a mindset. It is about questioning your needs and wants and finding ways to satisfy them with less. It is about challenging yourself and pushing your limits and discovering new possibilities. It is about living with purpose and intention and happiness.
So what are you waiting for? Start your minimalist journey today and save money on the three essentials: food, water, and shelter. Or better yet, drop one of them and only have two essentials. Or even better, drop two of them and only have one essential. Or best of all, drop all of them and have no essentials at all.
You don’t need anything to live a minimalist life. You only need yourself.
And that’s it.