How Do You Become A Minimalist?

Posted: 19 November 2018


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There’s nothing quite like reducing clutter to create a feeling of space that you never knew existed. That satisfactory feeling of being able to sit back, relax and enjoy the comfort of a room with minimal interior is something that many home owners aspire to. While these aspirations of minimalism are great, decluttering your home can put you in a position of uncertainty as you struggle with indecisiveness regarding what to keep, which items to throw out and which belongings to keep in storage.

There is a lot to consider when you deciding to redesign or transform your home interior into a minimalist environment. We suggest that you plan in advance and use a systematic process to declutter and reinvent your space. It doesn’t need to be intimidating!

So, how does one become a minimalist? The first step is to clean out the clutter in your home and create a clean, sophisticated atmosphere. This can be a complicated task when a busy lifestyle implicates both routine and time. To help make this process easier, we share our top four tips to create a minimal interior:

  1. Eliminate All Areas Of Clutter
    This is the starting point to establish a new look in your home. Decluttering involves removing excess belongings, regardless of size, and storing them out of sight. Consider how many homes you’ve visited where people make use of either their dining room table or kitchen counter to throw various items on with the intention to later remove it. When decluttering, prioritise these items and place them in their respective places immediately in order to instantly reduce clutter.
  2. Quality vs Quantity
    It’s essential to create space in the areas where a lot of time is spent. When frequented rooms are full of ‘stuff’, it can easily create an overwhelming feeling of claustrophobia. When choosing furniture and décor, it is important that you consider quality over quantity so that you aesthetically enhance your home without adding to it unnecessarily.
  3. Invest In Self Storage
    There is no doubt that the popularity of self storage solutions is on the rise, and many households are taking advantage of self storage facilities as an extension of their home. Self storage prices are extremely affordable and an inexpensive alternative to creating more space. Facilities such as ours come in various sizes to best suit your needs so that you can store your necessary, but seldom used, items for easy access. When using self storage, it is a good idea to prioritise your items regarding what you want to keep and what you want to store, so you can open up space in your home without removing your essentials. Our team can offer you great tips on all of this.
  4. Keep The Design Simple
    A minimal interior is often effective due to simplicity. Pay attention to detail with regards to texture, colour and tone instead of simply adding items to your home. Visualise a blueprint in your mind of how you want your home to look and be selective of the furniture and design that will best suit your vision.

By decluttering, prioritising your furniture and décor and taking advantage of self storage, a minimal interior is very attainable. These are just a few ways how to create your desired aesthetic.

Why not give us a call or visit our website to see how we can help you with your self storage requirements. It’s easy to declutter!

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