The art of minimalism is a trend that popped up over recent years and continues to grow in popularity.
If the idea of minimalist living appeals to you, organising your home is the first step. Create a minimalist house by clearing away unwanted junk with these decluttering tips.
ASSESS WHAT YOU USE
Minimalism isn’t a newfound fad. It’s all about consciously deciding what things are of value to you and removing everything else that’s a distraction.
If you’re keen to declutter your home, evaluate your belongings to decide what you need, use or brings you happiness.
A key rule to abide by: If you haven’t used it in the past 12 months, it might be time to throw it out.
Many of us fall victim to keeping unwanted items out of guilt – maybe it was a birthday gift or perhaps it’s still in perfect condition. Instead of throwing those things out with the garbage, pass them along to someone who’ll find use for them or donate them to a charity.
THINK ABOUT YOUR AVAILABLE SPACE
Systematically declutter the house room by room. Examine the space available vs. the possessions taking up room.
Consider your attitude towards your belongings by asking yourself questions like:
- Do I own multiple versions of the same item?
- Is my closet jam-packed with clothes I never wear?
- Does it take me ages to find anything in the kitchen cupboard?
Organising your home can feel overwhelming, but if you focus on one room at a time, the process will seem much more manageable.
CONSIDER PURCHASES CAREFULLY
Online shopping makes it almost too easy to think “treat yourself!” and accidentally buy a stack of stuff you don’t really need in one go.
It’s tempting to see something and feel like you must own it right that very second. But next time there’s a sale and your hand starts inching towards your credit card or that PayPal button, ask yourself:
- Why am I buying this?
- Do I need this right now?
- Will I still be using it in 6 months’ time?
As the age-old saying goes, money doesn’t buy happiness. The thrill of the purchase wears off pretty quick, so by actively stopping to think about your intentions and whether you actually need it, you’re more likely to end up with items you’ll continue to value.
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