As your family expands and the years go by, the space in your home might seem to get smaller as you begin to accumulate many items. At a certain point, it might be best to look at your living space and assess whether or not everything is necessary. Maybe it’s time to get rid of a few choice pieces of furniture or throw away that pile of magazines collecting dust in the corner of your living room. Optimizing your living space can do wonders for your home. Here are a few decluttering tips to help you sort your home.
Flip rooms upside-down. Grab every piece of furniture in your living room and place it somewhere new. Flip it around and change the layout. By doing this, you might find a new layout that will work better for your home. Maybe a few chairs seem out of place in this new setup. With this, you may also find yourself deciding to get rid of a few things. Some rooms can remain unchanged for years and by doing this you can have a fresh new space for your home.
Get rid of the bulk. Do you find you or your family bumping into that unused treadmill every day? Do you find yourself yelling at a certain vase after you have stubbed your big toe for the thirteenth time that week? It might be time to get rid of the items. Whether you sell it, give it away, or put it away in self-storage, it is probably necessary that you get rid of it for the sake of your living space and your toes. Getting rid of the bulky items in a room can also open up your space to the possibility of rearranging the space as well.
Take it slow. Do you not have enough time in your day? Do a small part of your home every so often. Find a small corner and assess that space and take it day by day. By doing things little by little, you can get a lot done in a matter of weeks.
Do I need it? Grab a bunch of items and sort them into three piles according to necessity. Sort the important items in one pile, the questionable items in another, and the unnecessary in the last pile. By actually having an item in your hands and thinking about the necessity of it can you charge further in decluttering.
Think about using a storage unit. There are some things that you cannot bring yourself to part with and that is totally understandable. Whether it has a place in your home is up to you. Think about using storage when you have things that you want to keep, but have no place to store it.
Do you have any other decluttering tips? Share them through the comments!
Joseph Ver is part of the SpareFoot marketing team. SpareFoot storage finder can help you find a perfectly sized storage unit near you.
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