Despite your best efforts to clean, do you find your home to be cluttered? The longer you live in a home, the more stuff you tend to acquire. Before you know it, your living space feels crowded and uncomfortable.
Beat the stress with these simple ways to minimize clutter in your home:
The first step to decluttering your home is to minimize. Piles of papers and mail should be tackled first. Get rid of anything that isn’t important.
Then, go through your junk pile. We all have one area where tools, things from the car and other random items accumulate. Put those items in their rightful places, either elsewhere in the house or in the trash.
One method is to organize items into three categories: things to throw away, things to keep, and seasonal and specialty items to put into storage. Also, spend time sorting through all your decorations, odds and ends and clothes. Grab a trash bag and see how fast you can fill it.
Even if you do one trash bag per day or week, you’ll notice a difference in your living space immediately. Take your unwanted things to your local Salvation Army or other donation center, and throw away what cannot be donated.
Organize your home
Organization in your home will reduce clutter. Use storage bins in closets, bathrooms and even in the pantry to keep your things in order. Your shoes can be easily organized using a shoe storage system, and your wardrobe can be organized by category or color.
For instance, pants can be placed together in one section and shirts in another.
Bathroom storage can be utilized to keep towels, washcloths, toilet paper and other necessities organized. Even your dirty laundry can be organized. Place laundry bins in bedrooms and bathrooms, and use a laundry cart to divide clothes by color.
Creative ideas for organizing can be found at the Better Homes and Gardens website.
If you have things that you need to put away and no room to store them, consider using a storage center. You can find storage units across the U.S. that come in a variety of sizes to meet your needs, and whether you’re storing exercise equipment or a piano, a storage center can help you safely store your valuables.
Your items can generally be accessed only by you, and you’ll be offered 24/7 access. Instead of throwing sentimental items away while decluttering your home, try storing them for peace of mind. Storage units are an affordable, safe and convenient option to storing the things you love.
Rather than stressing about clutter, get proactive with these three ways to minimize clutter in your home. Once your living space feels comfortable, keep it that way by routinely decluttering small items that have accumulated.
Remember, go through your home and pick out the things you don’t need, keep your belongings organized and store the items you don’t have room for.
This article was cowritten by the storage experts at California Self Storage, with storage units in Palo Alto, CA.
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