Clutter in your home can not only cause added mental stress, but also holds dust, dirt, and unwelcome critters in your home. By taking a few simple steps, you can prevent your home from accumulating unnecessary items that eventually result in piles of clutter. Below is Meadowbrook Self Storage’s top tips and tricks on how to clean current clutter in your home while also preventing it in the future.
Keep, donate, trash, storage
Next, go through your clutter one room at a time and decide what you would like to keep, donate, put into storage or toss in the trash. One rule to keep in mind is to think of the last time that you used or needed it. If you cannot remember the last time you used it, or have not used it in the past 6 months, you will be better off either throwing it away or donating it. If you are not ready to part with your items Meadowbrook Self Storage has the storage and moving boxes you need to declutter your home.
Uncover the truth
One of the most important steps in decluttering is discovering why you have clutter in your home. Are you unable to part with items from your past? Are physical items bringing you comfort? Unveiling the reason for holding onto items that you truly have no use for will help you overcome allowing a cluttered home in the future.
Design a layout
Now that you have organized your items that you would like to keep, you will need to design a layout for those items. Place similar items together, or group by purpose or use. Meadowbrook Self Storage’s packing supplies will be helpful. This will help you mentally prepare for how you would like them organized. Grab a piece of paper and design a layout for how you would like the items to be organized, Whether using filing cabinets, bookshelves, or plastic storage containers, whichever design works best for your space and needs should be utilized. This step will eliminate time wasted as you can erase or create a new design on paper, rather than having to physically move items around.
Purchase the right items
Now that you have a design laid out, it is time to take a trip to Meadowbrook Self Storage to pick up the right materials. For larger items, consider purchasing large moving boxes. For smaller items, consider purchasing small boxes. For dish’s, consider purchasing a dish pack and packing paper. If Meadowbrook Self Storage is not located where you would like to shop, you may visit any of our stores surrounding the metro.
Consider an alternative for seasonal items
If you have some seasonal or sentimental value items, consider renting a storage unit at Meadowbrook Self Storage to keep your items in a safe and secure place until they are needed. If you are not sure on the size you need, use our helpful storage calculator! Self-storage facilities are often located close to home and does also offer truck rental.
Maintaining a clutter-free home
To maintain your fresh space, design a cleaning schedule that works for you. Monthly cleaning of high-traffic areas will save you time down the road as clutter will not be able to form. Be mindful when shopping, or acquiring new items to either donate or discard right away to keep the items from entering your home in the first place.
In the end, a clutter-free home can ease tension, reduce stress, and improve your overall quality of life. Having a storage space at Meadowbrook Self Storage for all your items will improve functionality with everyday tasks and help you and your family move seamlessly throughout the home.