Minimalist Living: A Guide to Making More Out of Less

The minimalist interior trend has taken over Instagram recently, as well in interior design publications. If you’re currently living with clutter or a smaller space, you may think it’s a change that’s going to take a lot of work and sacrifice. However, with these simple updates to your home, you can be living that minimalist lifestyle in no time.

Cut back on your non-essential purchases

It’s easy to find yourself tempted by great deals in the supermarket or discounts online but try to avoid buying new items for your home unless it’s absolutely necessary. Knick knacks and ornaments look great but take up space and can impact that concept of living minimalistically.

Declutter your life

Marie Kondo
Storing items in the Marie Kondo way, saves space and keeps your items organised.

Before you do anything else, you should take a look at what you have in your home and attempt to remove anything that you don’t need or want. You could consider the Marie Kondo concept of whether things in your home spark joy in you and if they don’t, they can go.

If there’s anything you don’t want right now but may need later, you can always store it in your loft or garage or even take out a dedicated storage unit. You’ll find storage units available up and down the country. Those living in Southampton might consider the likes of Cubic Storage but there are a range of storage franchises throughout the UK.

While decluttering, look for items that can repurposed around your home while still maintaining a minimalist feel. A shelf that can work as a table top, a wicker basket that can be transformed into a planter for your indoor plants – be creative and tap into those minimalist vibes.

Invest in better storage in your home

If you want to keep your property looking neat and clean at all times to coincide with minimalist living, it’s important you invest in appropriate storage in your home. This means choosing furniture that can double up as storage places, such as stools that open up or built in cupboard spaces that complement your decor. This is a great way of making more out of less, adding storage to your home without distracting from the overall minimalist vibe.

Benefits of minimalist living

There are a number of benefits that come with introducing this lifestyle into your home. Here are just a few to consider.

  • You realise you have more, when you have less. With less distractions, you can focus on what really matters in your home.
  • You’ll be more environmentally friendly as you won’t be buying and throwing away as much.
  • You will typically invest in better quality items for your home, which can save you money over time.

Hopefully with these tips you’ll be able to make more out of less in your life and enjoy a more minimalist way of living.Β