It can be difficult to keep a tidy home when it seems like there are too many things filling the space. Decluttering your house as you clean is a great way to rejuvenate the space and make upkeep easier. Here are some tips to help you declutter your house without getting rid of items that you need or want to keep.
Remove Items You Don’t Use
One of the best ways to declutter is to throw away old items that you never use, but sometimes things you don’t use still have value. For example, you may not need your old toaster after buying a new one, but it might be perfect for the next college student in the family. In cases where you can’t use an item but can’t get rid of it, putting it in a storage facility will get it out of your way until you need it.
Sort Through Clothes
Clothes are easy to accumulate, especially because they change with the season. A good tip for decluttering is to put clothes that are out of season into self-storage. When it’s time for winter coats and boots, take them out of storage, and box up your tank tops and shorts to clear up space in your closet.
Store Seasonal and Holiday Décor
Decorations, such as special Thanksgiving dishes and Christmas ornaments, play an important part in every holiday – but they tend to get in the way every other day of the year. This makes them the perfect candidates for self-storage, as they can be boxed up easily and stored away from the house until Christmas comes back around.
Store Important Paperwork
Some paperwork is important to keep around the house, such as social security information or billing statements, but important documents that are rarely used can go into storage. Ten years of tax returns take up a lot of room that could be used to store items that you use more often – and this can do wonders when trying to declutter the house.
Pack Away Sentimental Clutter
Sentimental items are usually the hardest to get rid of, but they tend to be the most unused items in a house. If you aren’t ready to part with items of emotional value, such as elementary school art projects or old photos, packing them away and taking them to the storage facility allows you to hang onto them without taking up space in your house.
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