Over time, the items in your home change from useful tools to meaningless clutter. If left unattended, this clutter can begin to take up valuable space in your home. Listed below are a few tips and tricks to help you declutter your home.

Take it One Day at a Time, One Room at a Time

If your home is full of items you’ve collected over the years, staying focused long enough to declutter your entire home may seem li ke a daunting task. Instead of trying to get rid of everything all at once, try and get rid of only one thing each day. If you choose one ite m to remove from your home each day, at the end of the year, you will have 365 fewer things taking up space in your home.

Start with something small. Getting rid of an old pair of shoes or a broken gadget won’t seem as difficult as throwing away an unuse d couch or malfunctioning television. Taking the process one day at a time and making small changes will make a big difference as the ye ar goes on.

Another way to help you stay focused on decluttering is to target one room at a time. The easiest way to do this is to divide your ho me into different areas, and centre your efforts on one area at a time. For example, if you have bedrooms at the back of the house, start in the back and work your way forward. Once you’ve finished each area, make sure unwanted items from other parts of the house don’t migrate into that area.

It may take you more than a week, but as you progress, you will notice your home will feel more open. Now that you have a plan o n how to keep the decluttering process moving forward, follow these three tips on how to manage your clutter

Store it

If your home lacks storage space, it may feel cluttered and crowded. Find a way to store items you use often. This applies mostly to clothing, cookware and toys.

One of the hardest parts of keeping your home decluttered is making sure you keep things in their place. Once you have a place for these items, make sure to return them to their proper location after you’ve used them. You may need to purchase dividers to help you o rganize these items.

Additionally, you’ll also need to figure out a way to store lesser-used items. These are the type of items you may only use these item s once a year. Keep seasonal sports equipment, holiday decorations and old clothing in a safe, out-of-the-way place.

Donate it

As you go through the items in your home, you will notice a number of unused possessions. If you will eventually use these items, p lace them in your long-term storage. If it is unlikely you will ever use the item again but it remains in good condition, donate it. Many ch aritable organisations need your gently used items to help them in their efforts to help the less fortunate.

Throw it away

If you go through your home and find broken or unvalued items, don’t hesitate to throw them away. You may have had a reason t o keep these forgotten items at one time, but if you can’t remember that reason, toss it out. Holding onto items for a sentimental reaso n only adds to your clutter.

You may find a need to rent a skip bin. As you go through your home, you will watch your skip bin fill with old items. Renting a skip bin will save you time and money by limit your need to make trips to a local dumpsite.

When you follow these tips and tricks, you can reclaim your home from years of clutter.

Backyard Bins Team

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