New Year resolutions for your home
Decluttering is one of the most popular New Year resolutions – and for good reason. The process of decluttering opens up space and gives a great sense of calm and order. By deciding which of your belongings to keep, which to store and which to give away, you are streamlining your life and adopting a productive lifestyle of minimalism.
Why not use the New Year to motivate the change in your home and lifestyle? Here are a few ideas to help improve your lifestyle and to take one step closer to adopting the minimalist lifestyle.
Clear out the kitchen cupboards
Have you noticed that you have two half empty bottles of cumin and a six-month old bottle of jam? Throw out or donate any half-empty ingredients (check expiry dates first!). Removing your hoarded goods will open up a lot of space and make your kitchen cupboards orderly, starting off the year on a clean note.
Keep similar belongings together
As you take down the tree, make the effort to store all of the festive season decorations in a single space and pack all of the holiday games away into a single cupboard. You can tackle the challenge of finding a home for new Christmas gifts by storing ‘like with like’. By keeping organised in this way, you will find that items are easier to find when needed. You should also consider putting all your festive season goodies into self storage to open up even more space in your home. If you are planning a Christmas in July, your convenient self storage unit is usually just around the corner.
Avoid doubling up
Doubling up on toiletries, cleaning materials and household items is a sure way to create clutter and cause chaos. A memo pad is a great way to keep track of what is needed, or download one of the many apps designed for exactly this.
Decide what to store
The holidays are a great time to identify items that are needed regularly and those that are only needed at select times of the year. Self storage is a great way of keeping your resolution of decluttering by providing a safe and secure space to store belongings that are not needed on a daily basis. A thorough decluttering process will help decide what items to keep in the home, what to give away and what to store in a convenient location off-site.
Adopt a minimalist lifestyle
Adopting a minimalist lifestyle will not only improve your home environment, help you to spend less and be more productive, but it can also have health benefits by reducing stress. If you don’t know where to start, here are several tips to help achieve a minimalist lifestyle. A minimalist lifestyle starts at the home by decluttering, storing extra belongings in self storage and giving away items that you no longer need.