My family has been on a journey towards minimalism and simplicity in many regards; financially, work-wise, and with our home. With two kids (and the stuff that comes with them), this has been a challenge, but we have done a pretty good job.
We have gone through our home, one room at a time, and decluttered over the past few months. What's left is a pretty "streamlined" and simple home with nothing in it that we don't need. Since I believe that clutter actually takes up space in our heads as well as our physical space, I have found that a minimalist home has had a profound effect on my family's life thus far. Here's how I did it:
Although I numbered these, there are no "steps", per se. You just have to decide that you are going to pare down as much as possible. I don't think I will ever quite "get there", and create the perfect minimalist home, but here are some tips for anyone dabbling with the concept of minimalism:
- Try one room at a time. It's overwhelming to try and simplify an entire house at once. Focus on one room, and then "spread the wealth" to others. I started with my bedroom; especially the closets. Use this room to inspire you to simplify the next room, and onward!