Are you finding yourself with too many clothes and not enough room? Perhaps you are unsure how to decide what to get rid of and what to keep. There is a fun and easy trick to figuring out exactly what clothes you wear and what you don’t. Because why keep what you don’t wear or use right? By following this simple life hack, you’ll be able to make that tough decision as easy as possible to help downsize your wardrobe at home.
If you hang your clothes in the closet, face the hangers all one way. Once you take a piece of clothing off the hanger and wear it, place it back on the hanger after washing it, but face it in the opposite direction. Whichever hangers are still facing the original way by the end of whatever deadline you give yourself, let’s say three months, get rid of them. Those clothes you haven’t worn in the past three months mean you probably won’t wear them in the next three, either. They’re just taking up room. Once you’ve cleaned it out, you’re one step closer to a minimalist life.
Minimalist Trick: Put Plants Where You Wouldn’t Think
Are you a plant lover but have no place to put them? Maybe it’s time you started to think outside the box! Plants don’t just have to sit on a table, countertop, or shelf.And plants seems to be a favorite in minimalist design. They can be hung up, strung up, slung up, whatever! It’s time you got creative with your houseplants and gave your home a whole new look and feel. It may even help keep your pets out of your plants if you had that to worry about as well. You can easily hang plants up from a hook in your ceiling, as you would see in a greenhouse or outdoor setting.
Another fun and different minimalist look for your plants would be to put them in your shower. Eucalyptus and other tropical shower plants would freshen up your bathroom and look fabulous in there. Give your bathroom and shower that natural feel with some plants that thrive in warm wet environments. Hang them from the ceiling, put them on a shelf or a windowsill if you have a window in your bathroom, or even hang one from your showerhead. Not only will your bathroom look refreshing, but it will smell fresh, too.
Nowadays, people mount their TVs to their walls, eliminating a TV stand, making more space in their living rooms for other things. While this is such a great idea, if you are looking for more shelving or cubby-like space, maybe a TV stand isn’t such a bad idea for your living room after all. It doesn’t even have to be an actual TV stand that is being sold specifically for your set, either. You can get creative with other things, too.
You could get a cubed shelf in your living room and put your TV on top of that. In turn, you are using the cubby spaces underneath to put other things, such as your game consoles, DVD player, cable box, movies, and games. Even pictures and small knick-knacks if you wish to. In the bedroom, you could use the top of your dresser for your TV instead of using a separate stand for your television, giving you more space for other things in your room, too.
While being organized and making sure you don’t have an abundance of things helps make your house feel more minimalized, keeping your home tidy will also help a lot. If you keep it messy, it will look cluttered, and no one will notice that you are an organized person. You may know that your cabinets or your closets are organized, but others won’t, and they won’t even guess they are if there’s junk lying around on your counters or floors.
Make sure you only have a few couch pillows out on your couch. Too many will make it look cluttered and tacky- not minimalist at all. Dirty dishes in the sink will make your kitchen look messy. Try to dry them and put them away soon after washing so that they also don’t take up extra space on the counter afterward. If your shoes aren’t tucked away, be sure they aren’t flung around the room. Straighten them up by the door so that they look neat and in place. Little things like that can make a big difference in the appearance of your home, too.