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4 Stunning Photos That Will Make You Want To Live With Less

A closer look into Japan's extremely minimalist homes


From The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo to hundreds of people making the switch to a simpler lifestlye, it's safe to say that minimalism is here to stay. While the movement has been making waves around the globe, it is most popular in Japan where the influence of Zen Buddhism instills the lesson of less is more to everyone. The benefits of living with less doesn't end there—it's a cheaper and more practical way of life, too. 

Getting rid of things comes easy for some, difficult for most. To inspire you to go on the journey to minimalism, take a fascinating look into the austere aesthetic of these real homes from Japan and learn how you can achieve it in your personal space with a few helpful tips: 

It's possible to own shelves that are filled with only your favorite reads and no pressure of having to finish books you've accumulated over the years. Try going through your collection once a month and giving out copies that others might enjoy more. 

READ: Clean Up Papers—The Konmari Way

Clutter can easily take over the kitchen and make it harder for you to work efficiently. The trick is to get rid of all the extras; the idea is simple—if you live alone, keep one of each item. If you share the space with two family members, keep three instead.

READ: 4 Ways To Achieve A Minimalist Kitchen  

The secret to maintaining a capsule wardrobe is constant pruning as clothing should reflect your current life, not who you used to be or who you're about to become. Be determined to buy less and make sure to get rid of two items when you bring one in. 

READ: How To Curate A Capsule Wardrobe 

As Benjamin Franklin said: A place for everything, everything in it's place. Forget about stacks of papers and countless supplies—to help you be more productive, keep all your essentials in drawers neatly and within reach.

READ: 3 Ways to Organize Your Essentials According to the KonMari Method

Source and Photos: TechInsider

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