Having a cluttered home can be quite frustrating and exhausting. One can start feeling extremely stressed in an environment where there are a lot of things surrounding them. It also leads to disorganization and confusion since we might not. Clearing out your home and giving it a new look is a good way to start fresh.
Here are a few tips you should keep in mind while taking on such a task:
The biggest way to get rid of clutter is by making sure you have enough storage. Your furniture pieces should simultaneously be necessary and have enough space in them. You can buy beds that have storage spaces underneath. Try to create organized spaces for your things. You can get baskets where you can organize your belongings and maintain that organization. Try to use up wall space by putting up shelves or racks. Make complete use of your space- instead of mounting your TV on the wall, get a cabinet for it, a divan takes up less space than a sofa. Creating storage space inside the walls like kitchen cabinets is a modern innovation that is quite handy.
● Recycling and getting rid of things-
It is quite easy to determine which items are necessary and which you have to get rid of. If there is something you haven’t used in over a year, it is time to get rid of the clutter. This includes clothes, furniture items, old toys, magazines, etc. If the items can be recycled, it’s best to recycle them. If the items aren’t in a horrible condition, you can give them to goodwill or hold a garage sale, or sell them online. Getting rid of things is very important while trying to redecorate your home.
● Necessary furniture-
When you’re trying to go minimalist it’s extremely important that all the pieces of furniture you have are necessary. Try to choose items that serve more than one function. Instead of getting a sofa or a bed, you can get a divan that is elegant for hosting guests but also comfortable for sleeping. Instead of getting a dining table, use your kitchen island to eat by putting chairs around it. Instead of a study table and a bookshelf, get a table with drawers and shelves built-in.
● Save space-
Items that are foldable are just as useful as multipurpose items. A sofa-cum-bed where the cushions can be folded away frees up a lot of space. Foldable dining tables, study tables, etc. are quite easily available and are great additions to achieve minimalism. They also reduce clutter since if you have to fold a table into a wall, you cannot keep things on it.
● Unnecessary items-
Make sure you only keep the necessary items around you. It might be difficult at first but don’t spend money on pieces like a vase or bowl that doesn’t serve a purpose. Expressing your style can be done in ways that don’t take up extra space. A metallic study table or a brightly colored sofa cum bed are attractive pieces that are both necessary and express your style.
A clutter-free home is easier to clean and maintain and is extremely relaxing.