Springtime is here and you know what that means, spring cleaning. But here is the thing, you shouldn’t make your lifestyle minimalistic just during the spring. Because eventually you will end up hoarding more things than usual during the fall and winter. Instead of letting things pile up over time, always keep your life and your home simplistic.
You can still have your own style inside your home, but it’s best to keep it simplistic and less materialistic.
1. Go room by room.
If you have too many things that are all over the floor, then it is time to start donating things or trash it. There is no reason to have trash on your floors and year old things lying about.
2. Cleaning out the wardrobe.
Instead of having a million clothes that you do not atually wear, only keep he bare essentials. You can still have your own sense of style, but you don’t need a thousand pieces of clothing piling up. My style is zen with a dash of bohemian and goth/renaissance inspired. But I don’t need to have a million pieces.
If you haven’t wore it in a year, then donate it to charity where the kids can get use out of it.
3. Books/Study room.
I love to read. I’m constantly reading a new book all the time. I think that you should have a at home library. When creating a library, keep it a simplistic layout. Keep books off the floor. If you want to make the area not extremely clean, then pile some books on a chair or desk. That’s what I do. I don’t like things too organized, even though I’m OCD when it comes to routines.
Having an area to study or focus on projects is extremely important to let your creative juices flow. Have fun with designing it, but like everything else, keep it minimal.
4. Kid’s room.
Most of my readers have kids, so this one is for you. Yes, your child may have a lot of toys but do they need a million different types of toys? If they don’t actually play with certain toys, then donate them to charity. Create a bedroom for the kids that has plenty of storage for toys, easy to maintain and also a fun atmosphere. A minimalistic area for kids are great and a hundred times better.
5. Meditation/workout room.
Instead of going to the gym where it’s always packed with people, having a intimate workout space for you and your family is a million times better. You are able to turn on the radio as loud as you want while you do yoga or other workouts. And it’s best for those who are like me, an introvert.
Instead of going to the store constantly for fresh vegetables and fruits, maintaining a garden or small greenhouse will come in handy. It gets you outside and you get to learn more about horticulture. I love gardening, but since I live in an apartment, my garden consists of small potted plants in the window.
Living a simple, non-materialistic type of life makes me feel happy. I’m an extremely calm person and this is the type of lifestyle that I’ve always lived. A name that I have coined for my personality, taste and style is called ZenBeat. A mixture of simplistic, not materialistic and eclectic.
Hope these tips will help you simplify your life.