It’s in our nature to horde things. I’m not talking about a mental disorder but our natural instinct to conserve as many potentially useful items as possible.
In the modern era, however, this can cause our homes to become increasingly more overcrowded and because of that, uncomfortable to live in. Here are a few tips to get your home decluttered and free up some space.
The first thing you need to do is decide on a sorting method. We recommend placing things into three separate categories:
By doing this you will be able to make things a whole lot easier on yourself when deciding on the faith of each individual item.
- What to toss?
We keep a lot of things “just in case”. This usually means old computer parts, clothing items, leftover raw material (wires, textiles, etc.), old outdated clothing items, and other similar things. Those “just in case items” can take up space around your home for years and you never even think of them.
- What to keep?
Everything that you may use within the next year should stay. If you don’t use the item at least once a year, then what’s the point of keeping it close at hand?
- What to store?
Things that may find use in the future and hold value. Also, consider storing some of those items that hold emotional value but take up too much space. Things that could fall into this category are kids toys, memorabilia, crafts that you got as presents or even bought yourself. Pick the items you like best and get rid of the rest.
Search for storage locally so it can be at hand, for example, storage Centreville VA, so you can get something that is close by. Also, make sure the storage is adequate for the items you intend to store.
We hope this helps you in your efforts to make your home more open and spacious.