From Spotlight: Conquer Your Clutter

Minimalist Organization Ideas to Declutter Your Home

9 minimalist home tips: things you need to start — or stop — doing right now.

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A clean, clutter-free home is totally doable. Just follow the minimalist home tips in this infographic:

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Minimalist Organization Ideas

It's really about what you do — or don't do.

  1. Reduce duplicate items in your house. How many towels do you really need, after all? Allow two per person.
  2. Minimize your storage space. It seems counterintuitive, but when we expand our space, we fill it up. Stop expanding. :)
  3. Ignore trends. Focus on quality items that you'll keep and use for years.
  4. Toss something every time you buy something.
  5. Borrow or rent things, such as tools, that you don't need on a regular basis.
  6. If you haven't made the switch to digital records, do it now.
  7. Simply buy less. Skip the BOGO deals. 
  8. Don't use countertops for storage. Have a place for everything.
  9. Declutter your finances, too. Get rid of debt. For example, if you make one, just one, extra house payment a year (make sure you indicate it's for principal only), you can cut a 30-year mortgage in half.
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