It has become a new trend to pursue the simplicity of living a minimalist lifestyle. This will mean different things to different people. If you are tired of looking at clutter, or moving your ‘stuff’ around from room to room, perhaps it’s time to consider the benefits of simplifying your lifestyle. Who knows? Perhaps once you get started, you may even decide to downsize your house!
The arrival of spring creates the perfect time to embark on such a project, as this warmer season inspires in us a desire for a fresh start. While there is something satisfying about getting rid of the cobwebs and dust, making everything fresh and clean in anticipation for relaxing summer days; there is also something incredibly liberating about getting rid of unnecessary belongings you have accumulated throughout the years.
Living a minimalist, uncluttered lifestyle means that you don’t just create more space, but you also create room in your life for what is truly important. Instead of cleaning, maintaining and rearranging possessions, you have more time for relationships and recreational pursuits that bring you joy.
So, how do you begin? It can be a good idea to enlist the help of a friend who is not emotionally attached to your personal possessions and can ask the questions, such as:
- How long since you have used this?
- Do you really like this item?
- Have you considered there may be someone else who may need this item more than you do?
The strategy for reducing usually involves creating three different destinies for each item – for example:
- The throw-away pile
- The give-away pile
- And, the keep pile
Start with a room, or even just a cupboard at a time, and systematically work your way through your home. Someone once said, you should only keep what is useful or beautiful!
Be ruthless and enjoy the wonderful feeling of freedom that comes with decluttering your home and life!
And, at the end of the day, if your home feels too empty – particularly if your family have already flown the coop, why not consider selling the family home and downsizing to embrace this next season of life? You have just done the hard work and are now well prepared to sell your home.
As a Senior’s Real Estate Specialist, conveniently located at Robina, Gold Coast, I have over 12 years of experience and expertise to help sell your home and provide recommendations to assist you with transitioning to the next exciting stage of your life. Call today for your obligation-free home appraisal. Phone Heather Abbot, 0417 001 186.