If you have been looking into decluttering and becoming minimalist, you may be wondering where to start. This can be an excellent first step, but if you want to truly transform your home into a Zen place of meditation, then you will need more than just a few decluttering techniques. While implementing a few decluttering techniques will get you on your way, there is a right way to do it, a wrong way to do it, and many different ways to approach decluttering and becoming minimalist. Fortunately, this article will explain how to achieve these goals in the safest and most effective way possible.
Most people who decide to try and go through with decluttering and becoming minimalist realize that they need to begin by decluttering their homes. This is usually done through getting rid of all the extra ornaments that just seem to pile up around the house. Once you have decluttered everything, then it is time to think about how you will store your belongings. The reason why it is important to keep your belongings organized is because clutter adds up and storing less will in most cases, add less.
After decluttering, it is important to become more organized about what you are putting into your home. A common mistake among minimalists is putting too much importance on what they own. While this may make some sense, for those of us who have been minimalists for any length of time, this kind of thinking just doesn’t work. As a matter of fact, minimalists are the type of people who believe in, and practice, lifelong quests for the best things in life. Thus, when you are becoming minimalist, it is important not to feel the need to constantly justify the things you own, and to just let go of the entire concept of owning anything.
Now that you are clear about what exactly you should be doing to declutter and become a minimalist, let’s talk about how you actually go about getting rid of excess stuff. You may find it useful to refer to a checklist that will help you get started. Start with the three big things: clutter, excess clothing, and other accessories. These three things are the most significant causes of clutter, as there is just so much clutter stored away in our homes.
One of the most popular posts on getting rid of clutter and minimalism on the Internet has to do with “raccoon routing”. Here, blogger Dan Palleschi described this method, which involves setting out rooms in your house where you can place furniture so that, if you were in them, you would only see the furniture, not the clutter. This method, which is based off of “raccoon routing”, has been used by many modern minimalist artists, and is a favorite among those who want to live a more cluttered and minimalistic life.
Another tip for becoming a minimalist is to get rid of more than you really need. Many people who adopt a minimalist lifestyle are fond of saying that they don’t own too many possessions. The problem with this type of statement is that more possessions equal more clutter. It is better to say that you have fewer possessions than more. Practically speaking, it would be impossible to live a completely clutter-free life because there will always be clutter regardless of how few possessions you own. Therefore, minimizing your possessions does not mean having fewer possessions, but more belongings that serve a purpose.
A common theme that many popular posts on becoming minimalist discuss is that of fewer toys. Minimalists often say that toys are bad, because they occupy too much space, take up too much space, or do not serve a purpose other than to make kids happy. In many ways, this seems like a fair criticism after all, toys are supposed to be enjoyable and useful, not to serve as a crutch or a hurdle between you and your goals. However, some popular posts on becoming unbusy suggest that toy storage containers can be used to store extra blankets, linens, books, or random pieces that you want to buy one day, but do not want to clutter your room until later.
Another idea that many popular posts on decluttering and getting rid of clutter talk about is organizing drawers and shelves. Many people think that organized drawer and shelf space take up unnecessary space, but this is not necessarily true. Some people think that organizing your drawers takes up space in your closet, but the fact is, having space to declutter and store things saves room in your house as well. This means you will actually have more space in your house, which means more productivity and joy.