Helpful Hacks For Decluttering

Apr 06 2022
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Lodi and I have very complimentary OCD traits. He’s all about keeping things clean and neat and I’m all about decluttering, purging and making a place for everything and getting everything into its place. They are most definitely not the same lol Lodi is happy if the pens on the counter are clean and lined up – I’m furious that the pens are on the counter at all and not where we keep our pens. They do compliment each other very well though as neither one of us can stand disorganization and whereas he can’t stand the floors being dirty on the other hand I can’t stand the bathrooms being grimy. It ends up that I think we’re both living in a far neater home than we had ever expected as adults!

Lodi's Room Reveal complete with New Light Fixtures! There were quite a few steps to finally decluttering here from building a wall and lots of
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Spring is in full swing, and for many of us, it’s a perfect time to get organized and declutter. If you’re planning a clear-out, or you’re on a mission to free up space indoors, here are some helpful hacks.

Sort out your stuff

The first step to take when embarking upon a spring clear-out is to sort out your stuff. Go through cupboards, drawers, boxes and closets and decide what you want to keep. If you have items you no longer want or need, create a series of piles and set aside things you want to sell, donate or recycle or reuse.

If you’re running out of space and you tend to hoard items, try to be a little more ruthless than normal and get rid of anything you don’t use or items that don’t bring you joy. Once you’ve established what you want to keep, donate, reuse or sell, you can start making plans, such as listing items online, posting adverts on local social media groups and visiting stores that donate to charities and nonprofits. 

Invest in storage

Investing in storage is a brilliant way to maximize living space, keep your home tidy and prevent clutter. There are myriad storage solutions you can explore to create more space and make tidying up a breeze.

From wall-mounted units and furniture with hidden drawers or pull-out shelves to racks and rails and open shelves, it’s an excellent idea to browse products and look for ideas on social media. If you’re having trouble finding space for large items, it may be worth getting quotes for local storage facilities and units. 

Add extra storage space

Have you run out of room in your house, or are you keen to create more usable living space? If so, have you thought about adding extra storage space outside?

With options like a custom built shed or a garden room, you can relocate items or even design new rooms for working, working out or indulging your interests and hobbies. Adding a shed, log cabin, summer house or garden room will also add value to your home. 

Keep on top of clutter

Once you’ve finished your spring clear-out, tidied your home and found space to store all your possessions, keep on top of clutter.

Tidy up regularly, keep your home organized and try to avoid letting piles of stuff gather in attics, studies or garages. Get into the habit of throwing away or donating items you don’t want to keep and resist the temptation to hang onto items you know you won’t use. It’s much easier to keep clutter at bay if you tidy and sort your stuff continuously rather than tackling mounds of things once a year. 

Decluttering can free up valuable space, enhance the aesthetic of your home and make you feel better. If you’re preparing for a spring clear-out, take these tips on board to help you maximize your living space, reduce stress, keep your home tidy and make the most of items you don’t want to keep. 

Lodi and I have very complimentary OCD traits. He's all about keeping things clean and neat and I'm all about decluttering,
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  1. April 7, 2022 at 4:39 pm

    I am attempting to clean and declutter now. My husband never puts anything where it belongs and does not mind clutter at all. I hate it!

    • April 8, 2022 at 9:40 am

      Hi Carol, that is tough – clutter drives me bonkers! Good luck, happy spring!

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