There are so many people who are in love with the idea of living in a tiny home. They love the idea of downsizing. Unfortunately, they have no clue how to make it happen. If this sounds like you, consider these four tips to declutter and live on less.
Use the Digital Route
Just because you’ve decided to downsize doesn’t mean that you now have to live in the stone age. Instead consider embracing the digital forms of storage, communication and consumption. Get rid of paper mail. When you get bills, sign up for the paperless option. You can automate your bill-paying instead. If you love reading, get a digital tablet. You can enjoy books and audiobooks with the use of your technology.
If you’ve been holding on to clothes that are three sizes too small, let them go. If it’s been longer than six months since you’ve used a specific item, be realistic with yourself. When you’re trying to declutter your life, you don’t have time to be in deniable. Take a look at what you actually use. Oftentimes, people keep items as security blankets.
You can have a minimalistic large home. Minimalism isn’t about being primitive or not having modern luxuries. It’s about being intentional with what you have. It’s about open spaces, natural light, and omitting unnecessary clutter and items. You can embrace the white space in the walls. It’s about asking yourself if you really need something before you buy it instead of putting it in the cart just because it’s on sale. When you are able to have this mindset you’ll be able to enjoy what you have because you know what you own. This is what you can do in any size home.
Sell your home. Get rid of the hefty mortgage. Instead, purchase a small hard floor camper. Spruce it up so that it looks beautiful. Once you’ve sold your home, you’ll have a significant amount of expendable income to play around with. This is one of the main reasons why so many people love the idea of enjoying a tiny home. Plus, you can use your camper trailer to travel around the country. If you have a job that allows you to telecommute, you’ll be able to gain the freedom to travel, live and work from anywhere when you have a camper trailer. You can always expand after you’ve paid off debts, but you may not want to once you taste the freedom of a tiny home.
Develop a Capsule Wardrobe
If you’re someone who loves fashion, consider building a capsule wardrobe instead. You can build a wardrobe with classic pieces like a black dress, two great pairs of jeans and a dark-colored blazer. If you ever want to get something interesting and fun to wear to an invent, use one of the really cool clothing rental services. You can order what you want, wear it and return it once you’re done.
As you begin to embrace this lifestyle, you’ll be able to see how doable life can really be. You’ll feel lighter as a result of your efforts. Pretty soon, you’ll wonder how you managed to live such a cluttered life in the past.