Home Decluttering Tips
Minimalism is all the rage right now. Many people are intrigued by the idea of living with just the essentials and getting rid of all of the extra stuff. The Woodview at Randolph Blog is sharing some tips with members of our apartment community about how to join in on this movement. Get inspired and learn to live in a minimalist home here in Randolph, MA.
It can be intimidating and somewhat exhausting trying to decide what to get rid of and what to keep. Ask yourself a few questions about each item to speed up the process. It will become a more realistic and effective process rather than an exhausting one. Try using some of the following questions:
— Have I used this in the last year?
— Does this item bring me joy?
— Do I have another item that serves the same purpose?
— Does it fit in my living space?
— Am I holding onto this item for sentimental reasons?
— How can I learn to emotionally let go of this item?
Make your own unique list of questions that helps you determine what to live with and what to live without.
Make a list of items in your home that you don’t need anymore or find a list online to reference. Items such as broken parts to appliances, extra or unused kitchenware, old paperwork, unused frames, manuals, or spare parts are good items to put on that list. Use that list to help you in getting rid of items without having to think about it. Deciding beforehand what will be thrown out just might make it easier for you throughout the process.
Keep A Positive Attitude
Sometimes it can be difficult to get rid of items and to stay positive throughout the experience. Visualize the benefits of a cleaner and less cluttered home. Spread out the process between days, weeks, or months, depending on how much stuff you have. If you choose to live this way, it will also save you money. You’ll learn to only buy those things which are necessary to you and living a joyful life.
“Have nothing in your home that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful.”
— William Morris
Of course, if you determine that you really are not cut out to live a minimalist lifestyle, one of the amenities we offer here at Woodview at Randolph is our extra storage facilities, so don’t worry, you can keep it all if you want to. However you do it, we hope you can be inspired and find ways to make your home the perfect living space for you. Have a great month!