If you want your home to be clear of clutter, look no further than Amish homes for the perfect example. Their homes are very simple and uncluttered. Your home has a strong impact on your state of being. So if your home is cluttered, it could be hampering your peace of mind. Here are some Amish home decluttering tips that will help you to achieve the joy of living in an uncluttered home.
As you may already know, the Amish do not have a wide variety of clothing items. They only have what is necessary. This approach will help you to keep your closet from piling up with pieces that you do not even remember you have. If you do not have use for it, or don’t find yourself wearing it at least for one season in the year, maybe it is time to consider selling or donating to someone who needs it.
In your kitchen, designate a place for food and utensils storage. The Amish normally have pantries or organized storage areas in their kitchens.
Use It Up
The Amish store a lot of food. But the food gets used throughout the year. So store your food in an organized way, and be sure to make use of what is in your pantry to have space for newer and fresher items.
Wear It Out
Wear out your clothing pieces before buying more. A home can get terribly cluttered if clothing items are consistently being bought without taking note of what is really necessary. The same goes for household items, like curtains, kitchen towels, bedding etc. Be like the Amish and have less clothing that you wear until they can go no longer.
The Amish are not fancy decorators. So they are not constantly buying decor for their homes. Having a lot of decor pieces in your home is one of the quickest ways to transform your home into a clutter zone. Choose to use decor that are functional, as this will help you to not just keep acquiring meaningless decor pieces that makes your home cluttered.
The Amish keep their homes clean and uncluttered. As they believe that the state of your home reflects the state of your inner being.
A popular Amish proverb: ‘Use it up, wear it out, make it do, or do without.’
Featured photo by Amish Farm And House