4 Ways to Simplify Your Life at Home

Create a practical space to live in with these ideas

Photography: Kurt Alvarez/ACME Visual Productions

Whether you have a multi-storey house or a compact unit, your space needs to be suitable to your needs. If you feel that your home is not maximized properly, then you probably need to move things around and consider a revamp.

Going back to the basics can help you create a home that's livable, practical, and functional. Let the ideas below guide and inspire you:

Identify what you need

Do you often feel overwhelmed whenever you see your stuff? You probably need to declutter and edit your belongings. To be able to do this efficiently, you need to identify the things you need. What's your routine when you get home and whenever you're at home? Do you love to cook? Do you work from home? Answering such questions can help you prioritize areas and eventually help you improve the entire space.

Let go of unused items

It's easy to let go of items that cannot be reused and recycled. The challenge comes when you have to deal with items that have sentimental value. Study each piece well and let go of the ones that are really broken. If you have a piece or must-have that's not broken yet you don't want to let go of, consider giving it to a dear friend who can use it. You can even pass it on to your siblings.

Avoid impulse buying

Are you the type who hoards items—especially when there's a big sale? To avoid impulse buying, you need to keep your budget in mind. Are you willing to spend money on something that you can buy some other time? Do you really need two or three pieces of the same thing? Make it a habit to check your items and supplies regularly so that you won't duplicate your purchases.

Work with a style that you want

Your home is an extension of your personality. Create a look that showcases your style and speaks of the things you love. Simplify it by displaying your collections and pieces the symbolize your passions. Doing this will create a home that's unique, warm, and fuss-free.

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