Want to know the secrets of creating a minimalist home? Keep reading to find out the 3 simple habits that will help you keep your home like a minimalist.
Don’t fall into the trap of thinking a minimalist home is something you can pull off with an epic trip to Ikea. Anyone can decorate like a minimalist but maintaining a minimalist home is the hard part.
There are 3 simple habits to creating a minimalist home.
These 3 simple habits are for experience minimalists, beginner minimalists and those who don’t want the label but do want to maintain a clean and orderly home.
I’m confident you know what decluttering means. But for those in the back, I’ll explain: decluttering is removing items you no longer use, want, or need from your space. And decluttering is the most crucial part of maintaining a minimalist home.
Decluttering your home is life-changing because it lays the groundwork for intentional living, which is when you design the most genuine life for yourself. The way of life that’s most in line with your individual values and beliefs. And when you declutter your home with intentional living in mind, you actively curate objects that fit within your principles, give value, and/or serves a real purpose in your home.
Declutter your house as often as possible to see and feel the maximum benefits. You’ll see decluttering gets easier with time because as we let more items go, we feel lighter and more in control of our space.
Once you find items you no longer need/want, I suggest giving them to a local Buy Nothing Project group, local charity, or selling for profit.
ALWAYS BE TIDYING
Another minimalist daily habit is tidying your space regularly.
Take time each day to put things away that have lost their way around the house. Even if that means setting a time for 10 minutes and tidying up as much as you can.
We all have areas that quickly get out of control; counters, front door entryways, tables, and so on. Take a few minutes each day to put things away in these high clutter areas.
For example, right before you make dinner, clean the kitchen a bit to make cooking less stressful. Clear off the kitchen table and the counters so you have a cleared space to work.
Focused time for tidying up is an effective technique that makes a difference and makes it easy to maintain a minimalist home.
Be picky about the items you bring into your home because stuff is difficult to remove once it’s gotten comfortable in your home. Ask yourself if you really need each thing you bring home and also how you will get rid of it if you decide you don’t need it anymore.
This is something I ask myself to also be as eco-friendly as possible because it’s about taking responsibility for everything you own and it’s disposal.
Over time, saying no to meaningless items is easy and will save you so much time decluttering in the long run.
These 3 simple habits that create a minimalist home are easy to start and maintain. And are like a snowball that builds momentum to keep your home clean and tidy all the time.
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