Declutter And Embrace Minimalism This Weekend

The Easter break gives you the perfect opportunity to rationalise your household clutter. You might find you can survive with a lot less and feel better doing it.

Images by Michael Dolan, Sebastian Wiertz, and me.

Get Rid of Unnecessary Possessions

It's easy to accumulate possessions in a consumer society. While there's nothing wrong with acquiring stuff, you don't want to go crazy and keep more than you can fit in your home. You also want to allow yourself some breathing room for future acquisitions. Getting rid of your stuff accomplishes both goals and can even earn you some money in the process. We have a few relevant guides to help you out with this task:

While clutter looks ugly, minimalism can appear bland or unconsidered. We've featured many workspaces over the years that can provide inspiration once you've cleared the clutter:

Declutter Your Desktop

Just as physical minimalism provides a more pleasant space to live, a cleaner computer desktop offers a better place to work and play. That can start with something as simple as a minimalist wallpaper, but if your desktop is a disaster area you'll want to do a little more than just swap a picture. Whether you have a small mess or a big one, follow or desktop organisation and customisation guide to get yours to a functional, more aesthetically-pleasing place. If you're looking for a little inspiration, here are a few simple featured desktops that can help:

Don't stop at just your desktop — make sure your home folder is nicely organised, too.


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