Picture this: a serene sanctuary where space reigns supreme, and belongings are curated with purpose and finesse. It sounds dreamy, doesn’t it? Well even for seasoned minimalists the struggle against accumulating unnecessary stuff is real. Time has a way of sneaking in little trinkets and items that just don’t spark joy anymore.
When you start sensing that your minimalist haven is losing its charm, it’s time to hit the reset button and bid farewell to those items that no longer bring value to your life. After all, minimalism is not about deprivation but about embracing the essentials.
So, here’s your trusty list to maintain that effortlessly chic and clutter-free home: toss out the unnecessary, bid adieu to the redundant, and create space for what truly matters. Minimalism isn’t just a style; it’s a mindset.
Decluttering As A Minimalist
Use this quick checklist to get started on decluttering your home to optimize space.
Get Rid Of These Items In Your Living Room
According to Green With Less, here are a few things you should toss in your living room.
- Old magazines
- Candles with little to no wicks
- Old textbooks from college
- VHS tapes
- Decor items that have no value to you or your home
Simplify Your Bedroom By Getting Rid Of These Items Away
When it comes to your bedroom, it’s important to keep your bedroom as simple as possible. One thing experts agree on is that a minimalistic bedroom should not have electronics. Stephaine Calderon, principal designer and founder of Stephanie Calderon Interiors told Homes & Gardens confirms, “Aside from its potential to negatively impact sleep quality, it can draw attention away from other design elements or focal points and make a space feel more cluttered, ” she explained. “We prefer to design without TVs in the bedroom if we are allowed the option. If not, we try to find somewhere where we can close the TV away when it is not being used, such as a closet or cabinet to reduce its impact.”
- Flat pillows that are uncomfortable
- Excessive pillows
- Chairs that are only being used to store your clothes
- Outdated and old house shoes
- Extra picture frames
Declutter Your Bathroom By Eliminating These
- Expired personal toiletries
- Outdated perfumes and fragrances
- Samples you haven’t used yet
- Old and used toothbrushes
- Old nail polish
Revamp Your Kitchen By Letting Go Of These Items ASAP
- Outdated spices
- Containers with missing lids
- Broken kitchen appliances
- Old Cookbooks that have loose binding
- Cookbooks you don’t use
- Expired food
Look around your home and determine what else doesn’t have a purpose. If you have a home office, you can simplify it by throwing away pens that don’t work and worn folders that don’t hold your documents the same as they used to.
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Whether it’s luxury or ease, every area of your home should be as fabulous and unique as you.
by Kelsey Marie | April 13, 2023
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