Tiny Changes You Can Make in Your Home to Make Life Simpler - Deepstash
Hans Hofmann

“The ability to simplify means to eliminate the unnecessary so that the necessary may speak.”

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Tiny Changes You Can Make in Your Home to Make Life Simpler

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Remove decorations

... that no longer inspire you. Just because something made you happy in the past doesn’t mean you have to keep it forever.

Your life has moved on—maybe it’s time for the decoration to...

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Reject the convenience fallacy

There are certain places in our homes we tend to leave items out for convenience. By leaving these things out, we think we’re saving time and simplifying our lives. That’s the convenience fallacy....

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Simplifying vs. and tidying up

Just because a room is tidy doesn’t necessarily mean it’s uncluttered or serves its purpose. Well-organized clutter is still clutter. Never organize what you don’t even use and can easily ...

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Count the “clutter cost"

It can be hard to get rid of things you spent a lot of money on

But keeping things you no longer wear, use or love also has a cost—every object carries a burden as well as a benefit....

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Free up closet space

If you’ve been thinking that you need bigger closets, maybe all you need to do is right-size your wardrobe—and your closet will feel bigger overnight.

Plus, donating unused clothing to a loca...

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Declutter duplicates

One of the easiest things you can do to make quick progress. 

Good candidates for eliminating duplicates include extra pillows, sheets, and towels, cleaning supplies, gardening tools, fashion...

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Clear your dining room table

If your dining room table a depository for mail, backpacks, keys, and other things that are in the process of going from one place to another, using it for a meal may seem like more work than it’s ...

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Calm a space for being at peace

You calm a space when you minimize distractions. 

Choose a favorite chair and declutter everything around it. Remove anything from the floor that isn’t furniture. Clear the surface o...

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Clean out your entertainment center

Take out old electronic components, cords you don’t need, and discs and games nobody uses. Get rid of them by recycling responsibly, arrange the devices you do use in an eye-pleasing display, and ...

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Pare down your supplies
  • Empty out the cabinets and drawers.
  • Separate beauty tools (hairdryer, styling iron, savers, etc.) from beauty supplies (make-up, lotion, aftershave, etc.).
  • Eliminate duplicates...

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Tackle the junk drawer

It’s the default resting place for small items that have no better place to be. Or for things we think might have some use but we can no longer remember what it is. 

Chances are good ...

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Clear space in the garage

A garage is not serving you well if it’s not serving its purpose, which is to house your car.

That’s not to say that there’s anything wrong with using a garage for storage, but it’s possible ...

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Leave space for yourself

Clear a little extra space between your personal tasks and obligations.

Take a break to stretch, take a short walk outside, drink a glass of water, perhaps do some simple deep breathing exerc...

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