Have you ever looked around your home, only to decide that you have too much stuff and nowhere to put it all? If the answer is yet, then you should by all means find a way to get rid of said stuff. Leading a minimalist life, at least in terms of having your home look minimalistic, requires a bit of effort, planning and getting rid of stuff, obviously.
Here are a couple of tips on how to make your home look minimalist.
Get Rid of Excess Clothes
Everyone has clothes they don’t wear or keep for those special opportunities which never seem to come. Yes, you know the ones.
Clothes can take up a lot of space which could be otherwise occupied with other things, things which make the rooms seem smaller. You don’t have to throw your clothes away if they are well-maintained and can be reused. You could give them away or donate them to people who need them. That way, you both help someone and take a load off your shoulders.
Get Rid of Accessories
People have all sorts of accessories lying around, taking up space. Whether those would be unused containers of let’s say, supplements, or all kinds of lamps, physical copies of books which were read once, if that many times, and all sorts of memorabilia and souvenirs. All of these things, if not used and if they are not a part of your everyday life or bear significant emotional value, should be discarded.
Again, if it can be reused, you don’t have to just throw it in the trash.
Reorganize Your Space Better
If you have things which take up space and could have a better position somewhere else, you should reorganize your living space and make things take up less space and in turn, give you more space to live.
Whether you could place those things on your shelf in a closet somewhere, or move things from your attic into the trash cans outside, you could reorganize things for a more minimalist look
Have the Things You Need, Not the Ones You Want
If we are realistic, we want a lot of things, from cruise ships to space shuttles, nevermind a house so full of stuff that we would probably get injured with every step we take. With that in mind, you should start purchasing the things you actually need, not everything you would like to have. Being minimalist, or rather, looking minimalist, doesn’t mean not having anything other than the bare necessities, but having the things you need (other than food, shelter and water) and having them organized.
A minimalist life might be too much for someone to start leading from scratch. You could start by making your home appear minimalist. With these tips, you can help gain a new perspective and get rid of that clutter which you probably have lying around somewhere. Even donating old clothes would help both you and somebody else, which is a great start..