Achieve Minimalist Living with Self-Storage

Admin | July 13, 2020 @ 12:00 AM

More and more people are becoming attracted by the idea of living a minimalist lifestyle and embracing a lack of things rather than a surplus, which is drastically different from the values of previous generations. Living as a minimalist can save you money, take the stress out of your life, and give you a sense of relaxation and well-being that you can't get from many other things. Becoming a minimalist takes time and hard work though. 

Having access to high-quality Arroyo Grande self-storage will help you declutter and create the minimalist sanctuary you've been dreaming of, but you'll still have to put in the work even with a good self-storage unit. Below we outline how to make that transformation happen, and highlight some areas where self-storage will work in your favor along the way. 

Define Your Rules for Minimalism

The beauty of minimalist living is that you get to decide how you want to do it. There is no one best way to be a minimalist, which means it's up to you to decide what minimalism means to you. Take some time to think about what your goals are for your new lifestyle. Do you want to downsize your home? Perhaps you want to declutter your closet. Maybe you just want a more streamlined environment. Make your goals as clear as you can and write them down as a set of rules. You'll follow these rules as you work toward achieving your ideal minimalist lifestyle. 

Get Rid of Junk

Before you even start worrying about the rest of the decluttering tips in this article, start with the pure junk that's in your home. There are likely some broken items, garbage, or other products around your house that aren't even worth giving away to other people. Throw these items out or recycle then when you can, and get started with a clean slate to operate with. 

Remove Items You Don't Use

If you're like most people, there are loads of items around your home that you don't use. These aren't all things that you need, and some you don't even need to send to your AG self-storage to get out of your house. Get rid of the items you never use and consider moving the things you use occasionally to your storage unit. Go through your home and evaluate every item in it with care. Before you know it you'll have half your house cleared out and you'll enjoy a more functional space. 

Reduce the Footprint of Your Belongings

To achieve your minimalism lifestyle sooner you can stop worrying so much about getting rid of every little item in your home, and start focusing on reducing the footprint of what you have as well. Consider hanging up items, putting paper towels on smaller holds, organizing those spices with a more efficient rack etcetera. By working hard to utilize vertical storage solutions and other efficient organization techniques, you can transform a cluttered room into a streamlined space that still looks good. 

Focus on Multi-Function Items

One trick to keeping your home clutter-free, and maintaining a minimalist storage space as well, is to make use of multi-function items whenever you can. Consider getting appliances and tools in your kitchen that can handle the functions of many items you want to replace. For instance, you could replace a toaster oven, deep fryer, and even a toaster with an all-in-one air fryer. You can also invest in multi-use measuring cups, or get a media system for your living room that offers all the functions you need in one device. Stop getting single-use items when you can help it and you'll be able to do more with less. 

Control What You Bring In

After all your hard work of downsizing what you have in your home, and neatly building up storage units with essential and seasonal items, you don't want to have to rely on Central Coast Storage for even more space because you can't stop buying things. Be careful to avoid bringing in more items than you get rid of. Try making it a rule that you must remove one comparable item from your home to bring in a new one. For instance, if you buy a new shirt you must get rid of one of your old ones. 

By following these simple tips and tricks you can get started toward a lifestyle of minimalism and more controlled living. Take action and take control of your space like never before. Just make sure you have a reliable and secure self-storage facility you can rely on to house all your extras.