Are you making the most out of the space in your home, or are you living in a cluttered environment?
If you are the latter, then it’s time to think like Marie (if you haven’t heard of Marie Kondo yet just Google her name).
It is important to create a sense of space in your home – and not only so that you are able to move around freely. There are numerous studies that show that an uncluttered environment at home means an uncluttered mind.
The biggest question we often get it: “Where do I start?” So, here are a few tips to get you started.
The first step to making the most out of the space in your home is to start with a thorough clean up. This is something you need to do often and in a systematic way, starting with one room at a time. If you have items that you simple have no use for any more and don’t’ want to throw away, consider donating them to a local charity.
- Think vertically
Many people don’t think to utilise the space above their heads. Don’t ignore your vertical space when it comes to storing your household items as it offers a great opportunity to declutter. It’s easy to use this method if you invest in vertical shelving – just avoid storing the heavier and bulkier items on shelves or above your head.
- Storage at home
Be creative with your storage space at home. For example, consider using some of your furniture items as hidden storage. You could also use decorative baskets to store some of your items.
- Choose the correct storage containers
You’ll not only need to decide on the types of storage containers you’ll be using, but also where they are going to go so as not to clutter your space further. Choosing clear containers will make it find items when you need them. Also make sure containers are stackable to make use of the vertical space as mentioned above.
- Take advantage of self storage
Self storage is a wonderful way of uncluttering your space without having to say goodbye to your belongings. Sometimes you just can’t get rid of something, whether it has a nostalgic value or if you are just unsure of when you will use it again.
Self storage facilities offer flexibility, convenient and security. Make sure you find a reputable self storage facility near you that offers a variety of unit sizes and flexible leases. You can even arrange that they accept deliveries at the facility on your behalf, which comes in really handy if you need an item sent to your self storage unit but aren’t able to be there at that time to accept.
These are just a few practical ways to declutter your home and make the most out of the space around you.
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