Homemaking: Why Consider A Minimalist Home Design

As the saying goes, “There’s no place like home”. It is always nice to come home to a relaxing and safe environment. However, this is not always the case. There are times that coming home to your place is something that you don’t look forward to because it is making you anxious or depressed. Researched actually, has shown that your home can drastically change and affect your mood. So, if this is the case for you, then you should consider changing the environment of your home and make it minimalist. Here are the reasons why:

  • Decluttering Makes You Feel Organized

First off, being minimalist means that you are valuing yourself more than the material things that you have. If you get home to a cluttered, dark (or too bright), or too small environment, chances are it is making you feel depressed, anxious, and sick. If this is the case, you may need to start letting go some of the things you have in your home to make it feel homier, bigger, and more relaxing. Letting go of the things that are holding you back will make you feel empowered and free. It would be like breathing fresh air in a new set of lungs. The moment unnecessary stuff hits the trash bin, you would feel more relaxed and relieved that you have let go of the things that are making you feel sad about going home.

  • Less Bill, More Focus

Having a lot of things all around you will make you distracted and lose focus. There is a tendency of worrying about how you will be able to pay for all the things that you have in your home. Having a lot of material things in your home could also mean taking the time to finding the stuff that you need and spending a lot of time looking for a space to put away stuff. If this is what’s happening in your home, then you should take the time to think what material things are not necessary for you and put them away in storage or sell them. Once you have decluttered your home, you will also notice your bills going down. This means more money for you. Plus, your energy is more focused and is directed to the most important things in your life, such as your family and loved ones.

  • Simplicity and Symmetry

The human brain reacts to symmetry in a good way. So, you may want to be matchy-matchy. Having a balanced environment will help you feel more content. Having a minimalist home means having a simpler, symmetrical home design that is functional and relaxing. However, it does not mean letting go of things that are important to you. You can keep mementos that will make your home homey, personal, and welcoming. If you already have furniture that match, then you are on your way to having a minimalist home.

  • Color Affects Your Mood

If you are going home to a minimalist environment, you would notice neutral, simple, and calm colors. It will have large windows that allow the natural light from the sun to illuminate the entire room. The neutral and calm color, including the natural light from the outside, creates a calming effect and it also makes your home feel more open and positive. It will make your home feel more airy and inviting to live. Sound relaxing, right? The reason why a minimalist approach to color makes you feel calm and relaxed is because your brain can process the entire room as a whole. If you have a lot of things in your house, your brain will not be able to process everything as a whole, rather separately. However, to make your home look less boring, you can always add popping colors to make it look more alive. However, always keep in mind to keep your home balanced and symmetrical.

Effective and Efficient Home Making Made Easy

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Unless you’re Martha Stewart or Rachel Ray, home making can be a big chore. Unfortunately, this isn’t something that you can put off for another day, or not do completely. The good news is that you can make keeping your home much easier; you just need to do it right. Below are some of the tips we have gathered from the pros who have been where you are right now. Read on and learn from them.

  1. There are times when your plans for the day fall apart and, most of the time, there is nothing you can do about it. To make things less hectic for you, make sure that you have a couple of go-to meal ideas that you can pull off in a jiffy, with all its ingredients right on your kitchen.
  2. Make it a habit to have at least an extra supply of things that you use often like mustard, ketchup, spaghetti sauce and a few others. Keep all of them in the same area and remember to stock up on them when there’s a good sale.
  3. It might seem obvious to keep all your bills together in one place, but many people still manage to replace a couple of theirs. This way, during payday, you just grab all your bills, sit down in your desk, and start your budgeting.
  4. Your kids can be of big help in home making. Get them to help in at least a couple of the chores at home. You can even get your toddlers to help, as it’s mostly in this stage where they are very excited to do adult stuff, constantly copying what mom and dad is doing.
  5. You might think that you’ll manage to properly clean your home during cleaning day, but there will always be times when you forget one thing that you need to get done. It helps to have a cleaning list for your home so everyone in your home knows what needs to be done.
  6. Learn at least one dessert that you will feel confident making and have its ingredients in your pantry all the time. Whether you’re attending a bake sale, a dinner party, a school party or just a simple dinner at home, you know you’ll be prepared with a nice treat at the end of the meal.

Home making is never easy, but there are ways for you to make it easier and more efficient. Hopefully, you’ve learned from some of the tips above. Of course, there are still so many out there, and you’ll definitely learn a few more as you along.