Find out the 5 steps you need to take to get a home that is clean, tidy and minimalist now and for the foreseeable future.
Minimalism is a trend that has been around for a long time, but more recently it is making such a huge difference to the lives of many. We are all hit so hard with consumerism and clutter, endless temptation is everywhere and our homes are really showing the strain. The square footage we all pay so much money for is covered in stuff!
Minimalism can not only transform your home, but how you use your home. The minimalist mindset can also change how you approach your purchases and what you spend your money and time on in the future. It can be transformative if you let yourself get stuck in.
To help you get closer to a more minimalist mindset, home and way of life, here are our 5 steps to a minimalist home:
Learning about the ethos behind minimalism is really important because it gives you a deeper understanding of how it works and why it could work for you. Listen to podcasts, watch Youtube videos, read books and get acquainted with all that is minimalism. The more you know, the more likely you are to not only make a change now, but to transform the future of your home.
Now that you understand minimalism a lot more, you can assess exactly what your current situation is. This takes an honest attitude and it could feel overwhelming at first. However, it is a true opportunity to make things better so see it as a step, not a final destination. Get a notepad and write down some notes about your cheap self storage unit, your spare room, your garage. What does it look like now and how would you like it to look? Which items can be transformed and which need to go?
It is important to plan the next step rather than get stuck straight in. If you go into it without any plans you could get bored quickly or burn up all your energy. Using your calendar identify when you have time to declutter a room or, transform the garage – whatever it is that you need to do. Getting the supplies you need, booking the self storage (see storing.com/) and enlisting the help will all help ensure your plans actually turn to reality.
The doing with minimalists is about removing and decluttering. Stripping everything down to the bare minimum that you need. Ornaments will often have a practical use too, furniture may also hold storage. Everything in a room is planned and thought through and there is never anything there for no reason at all. The doing stage will see the biggest visual transformation to your home, and it is likely to be a very satisfying experience.
Now that your home is clear, you can breathe a big sigh of relief. Look at all that space and room to enjoy and reclaim.
The problem is that it can be so easy for old habits to creep back in. Although hopefully the time you have taken to truly understand the ethos will help this become more than a one-off decluttering session. To future-proof it helps to plan a declutter once a month and to ensure that you stop buying without thinking.
Minimalism can completely transform your home, and your life, if you truly get stuck in to how it works. Save money and make the most of the space in your home, soon enough you’ll be enjoying a more spacious and beautiful home with your family, truly making the most of that square footage you pay a premium for.