The benefits of decluttering your home are numerous. Whether you hope to clean and organize your living space or simplify your life, letting go of a few possessions is the way to go. But decluttering can be a time-consuming, overwhelming task. If you are looking for guidance, Affordable Family Storage is here to help. With storage facilities across the Midwest, we know a thing or two about managing clutter. Before you begin the decluttering process, take a look at these tips from our storage experts.
Sure, this may be easier said than done, but it is a vital step to take. When you begin your decluttering process, you may have the urge to jump in head first, go through your closet and drawers, and toss everything into donation bags – but hold your horses. Trying to declutter and organize a dirty house will only make the process more overwhelming. Instead, clean your house, put everything in its right place, and throw out any garbage. Once your house is clean, you will be able to judge what items you want to keep and which you want to toss out.
To keep the process simple and stress-free, take it one room at a time. The easiest room to start with is the bathroom. You use this space every day so you know exactly which items you use and which ones are unnecessary. Begin by going through your medicine cabinet and throwing out any unnecessary cosmetic products or expired medications.
After you tackle the bathroom, move into your bedroom. Here, go through your closet and throw out any clothes you know longer wear. If this is a challenge for you, Affordable Family Storage suggests trying the age-old reverse hanger trick. Hang up all of your hangers backward, and after you wear an item, turn the hanger the usual way. After several months, you can determine which clothing items you no longer wear simply by looking at the direction of the hangers.
Once the bedroom is complete, you can move onto some of the more challenging rooms, such as the kitchen or living room. At Affordable Family Storage, we know that decluttering these rooms can be incredibly difficult because it requires you to part with some larger, more expensive items, such as electronics. Just remember: if you no longer use it, lose it.
Chances are you won’t declutter your whole house in a few hours. Getting your house truly organized takes time. Just remind yourself that this is an ongoing process that may take months. Decluttering may be time-consuming, but it is well worth it in the end.
At the end of the day, you cannot throw out everything. Some items that are adding to your home’s clutter may be important to you. Perhaps they have sentimental value, you are saving them for future use, or you only use them on occasion, such as holiday decorations. In these cases, a storage unit is the way to go. At Affordable Family Storage, we offer climate-controlled storage units in a variety of sizes.
Now that you are ready to declutter your home, be sure to contact Affordable Family Storage and reserve your storage unit. In addition to our Topeka location, we also have locations in Missouri, Iowa, and Nebraska. To get started, give Affordable Family Storage in Topeka, KS a call at (785) 329-0004.