Do you feel overwhelmed with the clutter in your home? You aren’t alone, many people just don’t know where to begin when it comes to decluttering and organizing their houses. But don’t worry, you can do it if you follow some simple tricks and steps and take your time.
I used to keep anything that had even some sentimental value to me, old clothes, stuff someone gave me, or just stuff that I liked at one point. If you aren’t using it or if you don’t have a place to put it, it eventually just becomes junk or clutter. You need to ask yourself if it’s really that important to you. You should also get rid of stuff you know you don’t need as soon as you get it, things like junk mail can really add up and get out of control. Magazines are also a big way to take up space, so read them and then pass them on or recylce them.
When you decide that you would like to get rid of, you don’t have to throw in the trash. Somethings you might consider selling on ebay or at a yardsale or maybe even donating it to a thrift store. But just make sure that you do something with it, don’t put it off because then you will just have semi-organized clutter if it’s just sitting around in boxes or piles.
Creating places for the stuff you want to keep is easier when you have storage or display places. Consider buying some shelves or different baskets to put stuff in. Remember to go through your closets and drawers to create more space as well. Be careful when using storage bins though, it’s really easy to just throw stuff in there instead of taking the time to make sure you label and know what is going where. It takes more time in the beginning but it will save you a ton of time when you have to search for something.
Storing things inside furniture like benches, ottomans, or cabinets is also a great idea. Consider this when purchasing new things, you want to get the most for your money and the best possible use of your space. Living in larger cities you also get less space and usually have to pay a ton of money for your apartment or house so just think of how much money you spend to house the stuff you really don’t need.
I also fall into the trap of buying things that are inexpensive or on sale instead of just saving my money and investing in something that will really last. For certain things it really is smarter to buy the things that will hold up so you don’t have to keep replacing them.