How to approach a minimalist lifestyle at home

From the moment we’re born, everyone tells us that more is better. As a result, we work hard hours so that we can spend countless money purchasing the biggest homes, fanciest cars, trendiest fashions, most popular toys or coolest technologies.

That’s why everybody has a space in their house where they put “things”. Whether it’s a closet, the basement, or some other neglected corner of your home, it’s a place for clutter. It’s a messy, disorganized, and scary place to look at. But what if, in reality, there is actually more joy in living with less?

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These days, more and more people are opting to shed these clutter spaces. Whether for reasons financial or personal, minimalist living has become a solution to disorganized and stress-filled lifestyles. Letting go of your “stuff” can be difficult, but it is also a healing process.

So, if you want to live a calmer life, but you don’t know where to begin, consider minimalism. Minimalism is intentionally living with only the things you really need and minimalist living can truly open your eyes to what you care about and give you time to focus on your passions.

Now, allow us to offer 5 areas of life where living with less can be simplified.

  1. Clothes

Many of us have closets full of clothes that we no longer wear, so they are just taking up space. What can we do? We need to remove them, so the simple exercise of going through your closet and removing all unused clothing leaves your wardrobe full of things you love and your mornings less stressful because now, you can choose your outfit easier.


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  1. Decorations

Many of the decorations in our homes hold no personal value to our lives. They just simply be on sale when we walked into the store. Take a moment to walk through your home with a discerning eye and leave only the decorations that are the most meaningful and the most beautiful. Also, you can personalize your decorations and your home will begin to look more like you.

  1. Take a look at your calendar

Think about what kinds of activities you get the most value from, and get rid of the ones that don’t bring you joy because a minimalist lifestyle includes being conscious of the way you spend your time.

  1. Invest in high quality

One of the best parts about minimalism is that now that you have less, you can get the best. A really nice t-shirt that is made out of the best fabric, will bring you so much more happiness than buying a cheap t-shirt made from low-quality material that may not fit you well. It’s the same with furniture and other objects.

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  1. Create a minimalist bedroom

Your bedroom is truly one of the most important rooms in your home, and it should look and feel like a place where you want to spend a lot of your time.

Creating a minimalist bedroom doesn’t have to be expensive or time-consuming. Through some careful organizing and strategizing, you can create a simpler ambience and aesthetic in your bedroom, without spending a lot of money.

Remember that minimalism is about editing pure and simple, it’s about simplifying your surroundings, and by extension, your life.

You need to purchase neutral-coloured bedding. Neutralized tones, for example, creamy whites or pale greys are the gateways to achieving a true minimalist feel in your bedroom.

You can also bring in the natural light. If you have the option, clear away your curtains and bring natural light to your bedroom. This will help to make the room feel more open, modern, and altogether more minimal.

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