Simplicity is about subtracting the obvious and adding the meaningful.
The process of downsizing can be really tough and overwhelming both emotionally and mentally. It takes a lot of strength to let go and deciding whether or not you can live without special items, especially ones that hold a unique value in your heart. Fortunately, it’s been said that the practice of minimalism holds many benefits including happiness, focus, and better living regarding more time, space, and money. Whether you’re moving into a smaller home/apartment or looking to downsize your possessions, there are many ways to go about it in a positive way. Here are some tips you can consider if you need a little extra boost in your downsizing process.
How to Properly Downsize Your Home Effectively
Don’t bite off more than you can chew. It takes a lot of time, energy, and patience when downsizing. Don’t expect to declutter your entire home in a day. Instead, take each room day by day for about a few hours. Take your time in making good decisions and still feeling good about it. You still want to be motivated and not overwhelmed in the process.
Ask these important questions
Get serious about what you need and what you don’t. Go through each item and ask, “Would you buy this right now?” “When’s the last time you used this item?” “When’s the last time you thought about this item?” “Can you use something else?” Keep these key questions in mind when sorting through your things to make you decisions easier. All in all, if you haven’t touched it within the past five months, it needs to go.
Sort things by category
Organize four boxes; to keep, to sell, to donate or recycle, or to fix or mend. If your goal is eco-friendly and sustainable, try not to throw anything away in the garbage. Everything and anything can go towards charity, donation, and if it’s still in great condition, sell it for extra cash in your wallet. Staying organized in the downsizing process is key.
Focus on the benefits
We understand how mentally and emotionally hard it is to go through every item in your home and question its value. We promise you’ll feel weight being lifted off your shoulders and you’ll feel a lot more free. When you feel that your home has more space and less clutter, it can lead to endless holistic, positive benefits to your life.