There comes a time when all the clutter and bric-a-brac in your home becomes too much, and you need a deep cleanse and to declutter your home.
Why Declutter Your Home?
A clean home is a happy home, take pride in your property and show it off to your friends and family. If your property is filled to the brim with rubbish and useless belongings, it’s extremely difficult to present your home in a clean and tidy manner. Although this does not mean that you cannot have your favourite possessions on display, try to limit yourself and stop yourself from becoming a hoarder.
Some of the best designed and visually appealing properties have a wide open planned layout, with clean surfaces and white crisp walls. A lot of homeowners limit themselves to the number of paintings and decor items that they are allowed up, in order to present their home as simplistic as possible. If you want to find out how you can reduce the amount of clutter in your home, not to worry! We’ve devised a list of some fantastic decluttering tips to help get your home back into order. So keep reading.
Put Things Into Storage
If you don’t use it every day, then why does it have a place in your home? Although there are a number of items that are a necessity that you don’t use every day, it’s likely you have pointless items in your home that haven’t seen the light of day for a number of years. If this is the case, you always have the option of putting things into storage.
If you don’t have any storage boxes in your house that will fit all of your belongings in, you can hire both short term and long term storage units where you can put your stuff until you ever need it, or until you have more space. Storage units are often affordable and come in a variety of different shapes and sizes dependant on how long you are going to be using the storage locker for and how many possessions you have. One of the best things to store in a storage unit is old unused furniture, or if you have garden furniture but no shed and want to avoid having it ruined during poor weather, storage units can be a good option.
Prioritise More Cluttered Rooms
If you have a room that is dedicated to storage, put this at the top of your list. Whether it’s a spare room, a garage or a loft, be sure to push it to the first of your list of priorities. This is the perfect opportunity to clear out all of the rubbish that you didn’t even remember you had!
With garages and lofts, it’s easier than you think to lose track of what goes where and the things you have and don’t want anymore. It can even be a fun task, finding your old favourite childhood games and more, some can overcome you with nostalgia and take you back to some of the best days of your life. Keep your childhood belongings as they are memories of your life, but try and get rid of or store as many items as you possibly can. Read this article on tips for clearing out the garage.
Donate And Sell Your Things
Separate the items you want to keep from the items you want to discard. That way you can avoid any confusion and prevent throwing out any important items. As the old saying goes, one mans trash is another man’s treasure, whatever you are throwing away or no longer have a use for could be just what somebody else is looking for.
Hold your own garden sale or visit a car boot sale to sell your unwanted possessions. This way you aren’t just throwing away your belongings, you are helping somebody else out and doing your bit for the community. Alternatively, you have the option of donating any of your unwanted items to a local charity shop. Most charity shops accept anything and will be incredibly grateful. In recent years charity shop donations have become less popular, so anything helps! Simply collect your possessions in a bag and drop them to the staff of your local charity shop staff.
Clear Out Expired Things
Most people keep hold of a lot of expired products and foods without even realising. Can you remember the last time you cleared out your kitchen cupboards or fridge? As you go shopping without a shopping list, you lose track of things that you have and haven’t brought, therefore you buy too many of one thing, and they expire before you have the chance to use them all.
Your freezer may also need cleaning out, although this may be a case of knocking off ice stopping your fridge from closing and throwing out unused things, as freezer food often has an extremely extended expiry date. Whatever you have to do, clear out all your expired foods and medications that are taking up useful space.
Extend Your Home
One way that you can declutter your property is by extending your home. If you have furniture for a spare room and nowhere to put it, house extensions Milton Keynes can provide you with the added living space needed to create your perfect spare room.
As well as the decluttering benefits that loft conversions can bring, it also utilises extra space within your home that wasn’t being used to its full capacity, and adds additional living space to your home if you have a growing family. Most people use their loft as a space to store their old unused items which won’t see the light of day until they move house again, which is a waste of space. A loft conversion leaves you with so many potential extra rooms, bedrooms, bathrooms, kitchens, living rooms and even rooms just dedicated for entertainment purpose; the possibilities are endless!
Declutter Your Home Today
So get started on the decluttering process today! It’s time to get your house back in shape, does your home need a bit of TLC? Check out these property spring cleaning tips!
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