Most of the people nowadays try to adapt the principles of minimalism when it comes to keeping their spaces clean and neat. Minimalism is a concept started in Japan where people live with only the things that they need – particularly the necessities. For instance, if you are living alone, you have the items that you only use, no extras.

Minimalism is becoming a practice because it frees someone from possessing too much material that they don’t need. These extra items that people sometimes hoard are the cause of distraction which should be removed if you want to achieve clarity and purpose.

And if you want to try the minimalist way of living but only have a small space? Here’s how you can do it.

Remove Something When You Buy A New Item

Removing one item when you buy a new one is important, especially if you live in a small space. In that way, organizing your things will not be difficult. A matter of fact you can look for storage ideas for small areas to make organizing your items more decent and removing items that you no longer use easier. It will allow you to see that you had a lot of space when unused items were removed.

Use Your Vertical Spaces

Rather than cluttering your floor with boxes, it is best to use your vertical spaces. In fact, Pallet racking is one way of organizing your books and other collections instead of letting it pile up somewhere in your room. These racks can be adjusted according to the types of item you want to place and are known to be durable. It also comes in different colors so you can select a color that matches your interior.

Declutter Your Space By Containerizing

According to Feng Shui experts, positive energy of abundance can’t enter your life if you have a cluttered home. Those items that are everywhere in the room seems to block the positive energy that will come to your home which is why it is important to put everything in order. You can use containers that can be attached to doors in your home. For instance, you can place your hairdryer inside the sink cabinet, or hang your boots and sneakers, scarves and ties inside your closet door by mounting a horizontal bar.

Scale Down Your Cabinets

Living in a small space means limited movement. It says you have to scale down the size of the items you use every day. Instead of buying a large cabinet to fill in your clothing and other apparel, it is best to scale down the size of your cabinet or put a clothing rack out in the open and try to curate with that artistic side of yours by arranging your items according to size, color, and quantity.

These are some of the ways on how you can maximize the space you have in your small flat. Arranging your items, selecting what you use and removing what you no longer use frees you from distraction and annoyance of having a cluttered space. Remember, the way you organize greatly reflects your personality and behavior.