Follow the One In, One Out Rule
With your first home clear out done, it’s time to get into the habit of maintaining your minimalist pledge. Every time you bring a new piece of clothing into your home, give it adequate space by donating something that you no longer wear. This practice of ‘one in, one out’ will keep your closet and dresser drawers neat, streamlined and clutter-free. You can take this mantra to the next level by only purchasing new items when an old one is worn out or falls out of favour. Remember that clothes that are in great condition can be donated, so there’s no need to toss them in the trash.
This ‘one in, one out’ rule can apply to everything in your home. Want to buy the latest hardback bestseller? Take a previously read novel to Value Village so someone else can enjoy it. The kids want a new toy? Donate a board game, puzzle or stuffed animal that they’ve outgrown. This easy habit is a terrific way to keep only the possessions that you enjoy while keeping clutter to a minimum.