The next step is to categorize the remaining items into subjects such as seasonal decor, holiday items, keepsakes, etc. Once you start to dwindle down your piles you can start thinking of creative storage solutions such as baskets, furniture with storage, bins, racks, shelves, etc. The appropriate storage solution should be both visually appealing and make sense for the item. For instance, books should be on bookshelves, soft goods in baskets, seasonal items in bins and so forth. Now for the fun part, find some inspiration photos on social media or Pinterest. Incorporate the aesthetic into your space and storage options while considering functionality. Creating a vision for space will not only motivate and inspire you but will make the process more fun.
Once you have created your organized new space the process isn’t over. Remember that you are committing to a lifestyle. Minimalism isn’t just an aesthetic; it’s a way of living without unnecessary possessions. Everything you own should either function or hold value to you. Invest in high-quality items and stray from impulse buys and the deception of trends set by retailers. Define what your essentials are and learn to live within those limits. It takes time and energy to create the productive and functional space you are striving for but slowly you will see it come together and begin to feel the freedom of a more simplistic lifestyle