Now the warmer weather is hopefully on its way, it’s time to put away your winter woollies, pack up your leather boots and shoes and give yourself a bit of sunlight and space in your home.
But decluttering can be hard, especially if everything has a memory attached to it. You don’t have to be brutal though and clear out everything. Here’s some simple tips to help you decide what to do with your extra belongings.
Keep, put into storage or throw away/ recycle
If something makes you smile and gives you a warm, fuzzy feeling, keep it. If it’s a seasonal item and you’re running out of space, look at putting it into a secure storage facility, like Stowsafe Storage, ready for when the weather changes. Then make two piles for all the other items you want to sort:
- 1. Necessary – so it needs to be kept. If there’s no room at home why not think about placing these items into a storage facility like Stowsafe which allows you access to your belongings whilst clearing space at home
- 2. Unloved and unwanted – ready for a new owner or the bin/ recycling. Sub-divide this pile into things a charity could sell, and things that are past their sell-by date and ready to be thrown away or recycled.
Too many toys – perfect for putting into storage
Children’s toys take up a large amount of space but can be expensive to replace. Look at what your youngsters play with on a daily basis, then gradually pack those unused items away – Stowsafe Storage boxes are a great size for unloved toys. Simply pack the toys away in the boxes we provide and we will come and collect them for you – hey presto – no more clutter.
Less is more – keeping ornaments to a minimum
It’s better to have a display of a few key ornaments that can be fully appreciated, rather than a huge collection that just gathers dust and they each distract from each other. Perhaps some of your ornaments were gifted by relatives or friends and can’t be rehomed… Why not carefully pack them away and put them into storage?
The boxes Stowsafe Storage provides are strong and secure, and you can then either rotate your treasured possession or if a relative’s coming to visit, get their gift out of storage and display it for the duration of their visit. You can either get your boxes dropped back to you at a convenient pre-agreed time or pick up your items direct from Stowsafe Storage’s local facility. Either way it’s easy and allows you to keep ornament clutter to a minimum.
One last top tip for decluttering this spring
Be systematic. Move from room to room, one room at a time. Assess, start, sort, pack, finish. That’s the professional way to get your decluttering under control and completed.