Minimalism | The Dusting Rule

Dusting. It's something we all do at least once a year. Or if you're like me, once a week! Every surface in your home collects dust and the more stuff you have sitting out, the more surfaces you are creating for dust to land on. Keeping surfaces to a minimum makes things so much easier when you have to frequently dust. Knick-knacks can be fun and picture frames display photos in which bring us happiness, but they can also be a pain in the butt when cleaning. Wall art and shelving can bring life to your bare walls, but they can also be an overlooked resting place for never-ending dust. 

Alas, The Dusting Rule. Basically the rule works like this: anytime you consider buying something (home décor), think to yourself whether you will want to dust that object or not. The answer to that is probably no, but it's a way to ask yourself if you are willing to commit time, space and energy to this new addition to your home. Will you gladly take care of this item? Or will you grow irritated of that dusty, cluttered, intricate object in the corner? If dusting cute bottles and fake flowers means that you get a huge smile on your face whenever you see it, then it passes the dusting rule. But if it doesn't, don't bring it into your home. This goes for teapots, chairs, books, you name it. If it will gather dust and you don't love it, ditch it

I understand that there are some people out there who really don't care about the cleanliness of their home, and if you yourself are careless about dust then I suppose this blog post really wouldn't apply to you. If you are careless about dust, I suppose this wouldn't apply to you. But it is something to consider. Minimalism is about simplifying all avenues of your life. Do you really want to spend an hour dusting your house, carefully wiping down shelved objects, or do you want to spend about 10 minutes? This rule is so simple and I thought I'd share it with you as it's helped me. 

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