Array
Tips and Guides

4 Ways to Simplify Your Life at Home

Create a practical space to live in with these ideas

Shares
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.

More on Realliving.com.ph

8 Organizing Ideas from Real Living Editors

4 Rules When Decluttering

5 Steps to a Happier Home

Shares

Latest Stories

Here’s What You Can See Inside Arete, Ateneo’s New Art Hub

Ateneo de Manila University’s latest art and cultural complex features various galleries containing works of important Filipino artists

These Condos in Manila Have Doubled Their Prices

Leechiu Property Consultants compile data on how selected high-end condominiums have risen in value over time

Save Space in a Small Apartment With These Clever Ideas

These nifty designer tricks can help you turn a tiny house into a bright and spacious haven

This Art Festival In Pasig Is Free To The Public

The first ever Ortigas Art Festival features paintings, installations, and art classes all within a community mall

8 Things to Remember When Visiting Art Galleries

Make sure you turn off your camera's flash

This Online Store Sells Pretty Woven Planters and Handmade Items

The plus side? Buying a piece helps local weavers and craftsmen, too!

The Best Divisoria Shopping Tips for 2018

Here’s our ultimate, updated guide on how to navigate Divisoria, the best bargain shopping spot out there

5 Renovating Mistakes To Avoid

DIY can only go so far—sometimes, you need the help of a pro

Get Ready to Shop: MUJI Is Lowering Their Prices

It starts today so run to a store near you!

A 100sqm Coffee Shop-Inspired Home

To turn this home in Singapore into a cozy haven, designer Kuay Mei Yee of Distinct Identity perfectly mixed Scandinavian and industrial details

5 Household Uses For Silica Gel Packets

Those tiny things you see in boxes of shoes and new bags go a long way
Load More Stories

Get inspiring design ideas and handy hints.
Subscribe to our newsletter now!