Knowledgeable organizers typically have good advice on how to declutter a home. But what if you don’t want to get rid of your belongings and trash the unused items? Whether you’re going to use a button, bits of string, screws or a drawer handle, each item could serve a purpose at a later date. The following are 5 tricks to decluttering your home without having to get rid of anything.
Under the Bed Storage
Keeping your home’s interior neat and tidy can be challenging to do through the years. This is especially difficult if you collect things over the years and fail to throw anything out. If you have items that can prove useful someday, you don’t want them tossed in the trash. Finding the ideal containers can help you neatly store the goods until they have their day in the sun. The area underneath your bed holds a lot of room, but few people actually take advantage of the space. Although shoving items doesn’t count as decluttering, storage units fit perfectly underneath the skirt of your bedding. Look for roomy containers that can hold sweaters, shoes and other seasonal items.
The change of seasons is an ideal time to fine tune your home. Homeowners can ensure the safety and wellness of their dwelling when they hire a professional to inspect air condition units, furnaces and plumbing fixtures for thermostat issues, leaks and corrosion. Specific times of the year are also instrumental in clearing clutter from your home and giving it a deep cleaning. The entryway of the home is typically notorious for being a clutter zone. You can reduce the disarray by investing in some storage bins. Upon entry, your family can place their mail, keys and shoes in the appropriate basket. Hooks hung on the entry way wall can also house clothes, backpacks, purses and pet leashes or collars neatly.
Decluttering your home offers benefits that include a tidy appearance and reducing the stress of having to spend time searching through drawers for something that was misplaced. If you don’t want to whittle down your kitchen gadgetry, shelves can help stack glasses and plates neatly. Shelves are also a great place to store cook books and recipe folders. If you’re short on counter space in the kitchen, solid shelving units can hold mixers, blenders and food processors.
Furniture gurus know the importance of buying pieces for the home that serve additional purposes. Although your couch, lounger, ottoman and arm chairs look comfy from the outside, they should also offer storage on the inside of the furniture where you can store blankets, pillows or slippers when not in use. Coffee tables should also have plenty of drawer space where you can tuck the program guide, magazines or T.V. remote.
Conquer and Divide
It’s easy to accumulate things over time. But in order to prevent falling into the category of a hoarder, you want to declutter your home periodically. Finding tools that can prove instrumental will help simplify the process. Dividers for your drawers aren’t solely for your kitchen utensils or silverware. If you have a home office, workspace in your garage or craft room, the dividers can reign in your household chaos. The trays are excellent at housing screws, drawer handles, buttons, pens, brushes, nails and paper clips. To ensure that you keep track of any miscellaneous items, the dividers can be neatly labeled.
Garage sales and charitable organizations can benefit from the items you’ve collected while decluttering your home. But if you aren’t quite ready to part with your personal belongings, the above 5 tips can help you tidy your home and neatly find a place for each piece.
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