Most of us have good sized family homes that seem smaller on the inside than the outside. That’s because we have so much stuff! Family life often comes with clutter. We accumulate lots of toys, clothes, gadgets and gizmos over the years. And as the kids grow, so does our collection of things we no longer use or need.
None of us intend to be hoarders, but it seems to be a common problem. We may be sentimental about the things we have. Or we convince ourselves it might be useful in the future. The trick to clearing the clutter is to clear our minds first. We need to be strong and firm, committed to the clearout.
Start in the rooms that you use the least. These are often the spaces that are filled up with all the things we thought we might want to keep. Dining rooms, garages, sheds, lofts and basements can be rendered useless by the clutter we keep. Wouldn’t it be nice to clear them out and make them more functional? If your spare bedroom is no longer fit for a good night of sleep, it’s time to clear it out.
Rubbish is easy to identify and remove. But old items that still work like gadgets or clothing can be harder to tip in the bin. Instead, photograph it and pop it online to sell. If it’s not gone within the week, take it to a boot sale. And if you still can’t sell it, accept nobody wants to pay for it. Give it away! Take it to your local charity shop for a good cause.
If you genuinely can’t bear to part with some of these items you don’t use, it’s time to consider some smart storage options. You can buy cupboards and plastic containers to help keep your belongings organised. A better option could be a secure self storage unit. This takes the clutter out of your home without you having to part with your beloved items forever. It gives you the time to work out if you can find a use for it again. It’s also ideal for those occasional items that take up too much space at home.
Wardrobes are often full of fashion we rarely wear. Some it may only be useful in certain seasons. Using vacuum packing can free up so much space in your closets and wardrobes. Of course, if you haven’t worn these things for a long time, it could be a good idea to say goodbye. Gifting your old clothes to charity is a great way to free up rail space for your new fashion buys
Once you’ve decluttered your home, you may find you have space to take up a hobby. Perhaps you want to install a gym in the garage? Or maybe your family is growing, and you need that spare bedroom to be a bedroom! We do have a tendency to fill the space we’ve got. This is why you need to regularly clear out the old things to make way for the new. And if it’s not quite old enough, you can always use a self storage centre. Enjoy your clutter-free home.