Looking to create a beautiful and comfortable home? The first step is to declutter! It’s easy to accumulate too many possessions that we just don’t need or use, and getting rid of these items can be a truly empowering process. To create a lovely home, and embrace the minimalist lifestyle today, get a load of these four simple tips.
1 . Try Decluttering Applications
There are a few different applications which can help you to declutter your home.
- Clutterfree: This application helps users to make a personalized decluttering plan. The first step is to upload photos and details of the rooms in your home. Once you’ve done this, the app will help you create a clutter-free road map. With Clutterfree, you can get motivation, track your progress, and log your donated items. The app also offers specialized content, including ‘Decluttering Books’, and ‘Teaching Kids To Declutter’.
- Minimalist Bubble: Using the Minimalist Bubble application, you can boost your wellbeing with the minimalist approach. Adopting a minimalist lifestyle can help you to ditch the clutter and learn about mindful shopping. Once you’ve learnt the basics, you’ll start buying things that you actually need.
Decluttering applications can help you to create an inventory of your possessions, and this info is particularly useful to provide to your moving company if you are in the process of moving house.
2. Create Item Categories
When you’re decluttering your home it’s helpful to create a few different item categories, for example, ‘items to keep’, ‘items to sell’, ‘items to put in storage’, and so on. When you’re creating these categories, be honest with yourself about how often you actually use your items. There’s no need to hang onto that coat you never wear or that vase that you don’t like! Recycling, selling or donating your unwanted stuff will help you to live a more sustainable lifestyle.
3. One Room At A Time
Decluttering can take a little bit of time, and it’s best approached in an organized manner. Tackle one room at a time, and focus on one group of items at a time, i.e. books first, followed by tea coasters, followed by cushion covers etc. Pulling out all your items at once is too overwhelming and will only serve to demotivate you. Without an organized approach, you’ll create mess, and the process will take longer.
4. Get Inspired
Want to learn all the very best decluttering tips and tricks? What you need is to get inspired by the professionals. For some excellent advice, check out the following books:
- The Life-Changing Magic Of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo: Who better to learn from than expert declutter Marie Kondo? Here you’ll learn the key to successful tidying while getting to grips with the unique KonMari Method.
- The More Of Less by Josh Becker: Throughout this book, you’ll learn about all the best minimalist concepts, how to declutter, and how the process can improve your home and your lifestyle.
Once you’ve started to pay attention to clutter, you’ll learn to shop mindfully and reduce your carbon footprint in the process.