How to Declutter Your Home & Adopt A Minimalist Style

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Over many months and years, it’s easy to accrue a lot of ‘stuff’ inside your home. Whether you have a thing for furniture, an eye for artwork or a simple inability to throw stuff away, your home can easily become overrun with bits and bobs that don’t really serve a purpose. Figuring out how you can declutter your home to achieve a blank slate needn’t be as difficult as you might think, as it needn’t be a huge project as you may initially imagine it to be. So, if you would like to find more about how you can adopt more of a minimalistic design and atmosphere inside your home, then read on to uncover some of the best top tips and tricks that you can make the most of today!

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Start Sorting 

Sorting through your stuff is the first place to start, as you need to identify which items can be sold, thrown away, or kept. Creating these three piles should help you to achieve a little organisation, and you can begin to get rid of the items that you no longer need. It’s easy to arrange same-day rubbish removal, so just make a pile of all of the stuff you would like to get rid of and call the professionals to ensure it’s disposed of correctly. If you’re able to find a large amount of furniture, decor and other appliances that can be sold, you can create a page on an auction website and post your prices. The keep pile should be the smallest out of all 3, and you must be very strict whenever you place something inside. Consider how often you use the item, how much you spent on it, and how much personal or emotional value it holds. 

Adopting Minimalism 

A minimalistic design maintains clean lines, little colour, and very few patterns or prints. It’s about keeping things basic and simple, with few distractions and no overpowering features that can make the space feel smaller and more claustrophobic. There’s so much information available that explains exactly how you can achieve a minimalist style inside your home, with inspirational design just a few clicks away. Each home will be different, so don’t try and aim for an unachievable goal of all white walls and floors if you have brickwork and wood. Just try your best to incorporate these features into your design plan, and utilise the shades as your chosen colour palette to abide by minimalist guidelines. 

Decluttering your home and replacing the chaos with a minimalist interior design style has never been so simple when you are able to make the most of the top tips and tricks detailed above. Don’t be afraid to experiment to find the best unique look and feel for your property, as each home is different and requires its own personal touches to meet your expectations. Getting rid of lots of your stuff can be tough, but with the option of selling to make a profit, you can make the experience seem more whorthile. 

Sarah x

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6 Comments

  1. September 3, 2020 / 8:24 am

    This is a really motivating post. I’ve been decluttering my home over the last couple of weeks and it feels so good not to have as much stuff.

  2. Heather Nixon
    September 3, 2020 / 8:05 pm

    I love decluttering, it’s such a meditative activity x

  3. September 7, 2020 / 4:12 pm

    I’m all for having a good clear out and getting rid of junk but I don’t think minimalism is for me x

  4. September 9, 2020 / 5:08 pm

    I would say my style is very minimalist but my man’s is more cluttered and busy – and it drives me mad!
    Rosie

  5. October 15, 2020 / 5:54 pm

    I’d really like to be a bit more minimalist but I just have so much stuff haha. I love what I have though so it’s just about finding a balance.

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