5 Tips for Decluttering Your Home

Posted on May 12 2015 - 5:22am by Johnny B

The thought of living in a more spacious and uncluttered environment is appealing to most of us. So, to make the dream a reality, follow these 5 tips!

  1. Be Ruthless

If you’re a bit of a hoarder and you find it hard to part with possessions, however unneeded they are, you need to force yourself to be ruthless. It’s not easy, but it needs to be done. View the situation objectively and try to be as rational as possible when you’re having a clear out.

It can help to have a friend or family member by your side, helping you out. They can act as a counterweight and deliver some common sense advice to you whenever necessary.

  1. Come Up With Creative Storage Solutions

Decluttering isn’t all about throwing your possessions away. It can be just as important to come up with creative ways to store the stuff you have. It’s better to have your possessions stored in a specific place than to have them spread across the whole house creating a mess.

This doesn’t have to be too difficult. Just identify free spaces in your home and ask yourself if anything could be stored there. Use everything possible. If you run out of room in your house, you could always consider looking for companies that offer storage options. For example, some people might be interested in the services that Boombox Storage offer. They can store your items at their unit and deliver the items back to you when needed. Perhaps that’s worth looking into.

  1. Use Technology

If you work from home or your work often spills over into your home, you’ve probably got a lot of papers and documents cluttering up the house. But nowadays, you don’t need that to be the case, all that data and information can be stored electronically.

Think of all that extra space you’ll have if you can throw away those papers and access it all online. All you have to do is dedicate a weekend to transferring data to your computer and scanning papers into your computer.


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  1. Find Somewhere to Store the Stuff You Don’t Want to Throw Away

If you have a lot of items that you don’t want in your home any longer but can’t bear to part with permanently, you need to think about where you’re going to store that stuff. One option is to ask friends and relatives if they have any free space that you could use.

Alternatively, you could use storage facilities. This gives you somewhere to store your stuff safely and securely. You will have to pay, but at least you’ll have the peace of mind that comes with knowing your possessions are safe.

  1. Sell as Much as You Can

The great thing about decluttering is that you can often make a bit of money out of it. Any items of value can be sold on an online auction site or at a physical auction. And then the rest of the stuff can be sold at a garage sale.

You might not make a lot of money, but something is better than nothing. When you’ve sold as much as you can, you can give the rest to a charity and think about how you can spend the money you made!

Now you’ve read these tips you can start decluttering today.