Want to free up some closet space in the master bedroom? Clear clothes and other clutter off the bedroom floor? Find a place to put all those toys in the kids’ room? Different cultures around the world have different ways of dealing with clutter. Why not steal a few ideas from them?
In Japan, minimalism reigns supreme. Fumio Sasaki, author of the popular book We Do Not Need Things Anymore, lives a startlingly minimalistic lifestyle. While no one would expect you to get by with just fifteen items in your entire home, you might be able to learn a thing or two about keeping your room clear of clutter from him. “You can feel more liberated by having fewer things around you,” Sasaki says. Paulina Draganja, meanwhile, is Sweden’s champion of organization. In Sweden, she says, people want things to look good but still be simple to maintain. Smart, simple solutions are the answer. Everything needs to have its own place. If you don’t know where something will go when you get it into your house, don’t buy it. By keeping everything in its place, you can keep your bedroom looking clean and pristine!
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