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Minimalist Living: Decluttering and Organizing Tips for the New Year

The New Year can be an insightful time that inspires change.  Some may be motivated to declutter their space and become more organized, while others may crave this change in order to achieve simplicity.  Regardless of the reasons why more people are becoming desirous of minimalist living, Blueprint Management supports any journey towards better living!


Photo: El Sueno Apartment


If you’re ready to embrace the calm and focus that a clutter-free space can offer, check out our top-notch decluttering and organizing tips that will certainly transform both your space and your mindset!


Begin with a Purposeful Purge

Dive into your decluttering process with purpose! Before you begin, it is important to first define your vision - ask yourself what it is you want to achieve and why through envisioning the ideal space that is just right for you.  Do you prefer completely clear surfaces? Does a few meaningful or aesthetic pieces in sight appeal more to you? Do the things that currently occupy your space bring you joy, or possess useful functions? If they don’t, you may want to consider letting them go via selling, recycling or tossing them to make room for a more intentional and fulfilling life. Tackle your decluttering and organisational efforts by working smarter and not harder – categorize the clutter as you work, taking it room by room so as not to overwhelm yourself.  Do not forget to purge your wardrobe – decide on the pieces you wish to keep and which you will donate, sell or toss, and update your closet with more versatile, timeless pieces that can seamlessly mix and match.  By streamlining your mission ahead, your mind can compartmentalize exactly what needs to be done thus making the likelihood of achieving your decluttering goals, greater.


A Place for Everything and Everything in its Place

Quite literally the mantra of minimalist living, the saying "a place for everything and everything in its place" encapsulates the true essence of the decluttering and organizing goal at hand, which is order and simplicity. Be sure to give thoughtful consideration to the purpose of each item you touch while you work and if it is a keeper, assign a designated space for it. A concept that caters to intentional organization will not only minimize the physical clutter in your space, but also promote mental clarity since the very idea that every possession should serve a specific function and contribute positively to the surrounding space, is both a disciplined and structured one.


Photo: El Sueno Apartment


Quality Over Quantity

Minimalists encourage quality over quantity in a deliberate shift away from the accumulation of numerous unwanted or unnecessary possessions.  This attitude truly emphasizes the importance of investing in high-quality items that offer true value instead of impulse purchases or short-lived desires.  Adopt a mindful approach to shopping by choosing what you are willing to invest in owning more carefully- before you buy, consider the item’s longevity, functionality and overall contribution to your well-being. By prioritising quality, you will avoid the superficial allure that leads to the accumulation of ‘excess’ or ‘unnecessary’ things to instead create an environment where items carry more significance and have the ability to withstand the test of time. 

 

Organize Your Virtual Space

Don’t overlook the need to also prioritize your virtual space.  Cleaning up your virtual environment goes beyond simply decluttering – it fosters a more focused and intentional use of technology that aligns well with the core principles of minimalist living.  Carefully curate your files, apps and digital content, keeping only what serves a genuine purpose or sparks joy.  Organize your apps by color or functional category to create a structured desktop or home screen that is easy to navigate. This careful organization not only enhances efficiency and productivity, it also minimizes digital overwhelm. In the physical realm, you can keep the momentum going by digitizing wherever possible - embrace a greener lifestyle by scanning important documents and notes for easy access at any time. This holistic approach creates a harmonious synergy between your digital and physical spaces, fostering intentionality and simplicity in both.


The practice of minimalist living goes far beyond the decluttering of the physical space as it involves a more holistic approach to simplifying your life.  Give the design experts at Blueprint Management a call today and let’s work together to achieve a perfect blend of simplicity, functionality and clarity in a space that truly reflects who you are!


Best wishes from our family to yours for a clutter-free and fulfilling New Year!

 

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