Rid myself of items that have no real use.
If an object does not have a purpose then it is a distraction.
In order to have a clear mind, more free time, less to clean, and more available space to actually live then you must get rid of which is unnecessary.
Here are a few things i have done to declutter. One point is that "Small is always better"
My computer desk i had was a huge glass desk about 3 ft deep and 4 ft wide. I needed a minimal desk. I realized that the more desk space i have the more stuff i'll stack up on it. So i went online and searched for a minimal desk, one that would last forever so i would not need to purchase another one EVER AGAIN. Here is what i found! The One Less Desk by Heckler Design
This desk was a perfect fit. It is only 12 inches deep. Very Compact, efficient and effective. Minimal and sleek in design.
I figure the only pieces of furniture that are truly important in a home is a work space and seats (Chairs, stools, sofas) For quests. Not much else is needed in a home of simplicity. For seating i figured it should double up as storage. I purchased a ottoman that doubles as seating and a place for storing objects. I'll have more on this later as i am still doing some research on seating.
One thing people forget is that even though clothing is stored away in a closet or dresser doesn't mean you shouldn't declutter that too. My philosophy on this subject is that you should only keep what your really wear. People tend to pick a few pieces of clothing for the week to wear and the rest tends to sit in the closet for years.
A little trick you can do to find out what you really don't wear:
Take the hangars and flip them around so when you do pull something out to wear you have to flip it around to get it out. By the end of a few months or a year open your closet and you have revealed what you have not worn. It's pretty sad when people have to do such a thing to see what they actually use. A world of consumption is a world of uncontrollable and unnecessary desires and wants. These have to be formed into necessities and basic needs.