Minimalism – Clearing Out the Clutter

A lifetime of living can bring a lifetime’s worth of stuff. 

Many of us end up owning so many things that we can’t find what we’re looking for at the back of our overstuffed cupboards. Minimalism is about asking whether the things you own are useful or bring you joy. It’s about owning things mindfully.

If something is no longer useful and it doesn’t spark happy memories or joyful feelings, why are we storing it in our homes? Cluttered spaces can also create tripping hazards and can make cleaning more difficult. 

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Some easy ways to get started with minimalism:

  • Get rid of unnecessary duplicates – two of the same book, two identical kitchen scales, two sets of measuring cups? Keep the best, donate the rest. 
  • Do you have clothes that no longer fit or haven’t been worn for many seasons? Pass them on to someone you know or donate them.
  • One in, one out – when you buy something new, do so thoughtfully and make space by clearing out an old item. 
  • Fix or get rid of anything that’s broken – stop storing stuff with the thought you might get it fixed one day. 
  • Scan documents and photographs – this keeps them safe and can help reduce excess clutter.

Minimalism isn’t about conforming to a specific aesthetic or getting rid of everything you own, rather it’s about making the best of what you have and passing on anything you no longer need.

For help in organising your cupboards or taking your excess goods off to the local Opportunity Shop search at www.inplacecare.com.au and find the help you need.

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