It’s surprising how much clutter can build up in a home over time; and pretty soon you can be seriously lacking space in your property. If this happens to you, then you may be wondering how to get rid of all the clutter and start with a clean slate. De-cluttering can seem like a daunting prospect and a task that is never going to end, or produce the desired result.
In fact, de-cluttinger can be accomplished with some planning, effort and time, and you’ll be amazed at how good a clutter-free home will make you feel. We’re going to give you some tips about you can go about de-cluttering your home without the whole process becoming too stressful.
Planning is important
One of the most important things to remember when you are attempting to de-clutter your home, is that you need to plan. The task will be completed far more easily if you know exactly how you are going to go about it. Obviously, you need to arrange to put the time aside to complete the work. You should make sure that you include time for proper breaks in your plans.
If you do this, you will ensure that you have enough time to finish without rushing and without feeling as though you cannot stop to have a short break. You also need to plan how you are going to sort your belongings and have all of the items you need to do a comprehensive job. Some of the items you are likely to need include:
* Packing tape
* Markers and pens
* Packing material
If you have these handy as you start de-cluttering you won’t have to waste time stopping part of the way through the process.
The de-cluttering itself
You can develop your own plan as to how you are going to sort the items in your home; but we have a suggestion about how you can progress. You will want to sort items into those you want to keep in your home, and those that can be placed in storage facilities like Access Self-Storage, and those that you can throw away and those that you can donate to charity. You should clearly label the boxes you have in place, so that you know exactly what needs to go where.
Do not forget that you need to be ruthless when it comes to what to get rid of. There is little point in carrying out the process if the box for items to keep in your home is the most full. If you really to keep items, then think about which you could put in storage. It’s important to keep only what you really need as you do not want to pay storage fees for belongings that you will never use. It’s also important to remember that if you do not keep up with payments of storage fees that your belongings could be sold at auction.
Once you have sorted all of your belongings all you have to do is pack any items to be stored or transported in a secure manner. Then you can dispose of items marked as rubbish, arrange to deliver items to a charity of your choice and hire a self-storage unit for belongings that can be kept outside of your home. Once all of this done you can step back and admire your de-cluttered home!