3 Steps for Emergency De-Cluttering

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3 Steps for Emergency De-Cluttering

5 February 2015
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It happens to everyone. Sometimes homeowners think they have a home that is the perfect size to fit all of their belongings, family members, and pets. Yet, one day you might discover that there isn't quite enough room. This is when it's time to de-clutter your home immediately. 

Use these three steps to start the de-cluttering process right now! 

1. Throw Away Trash and Junk

Some people have been letting junk pile up in their homes simply because they haven't had the time or energy to haul away their large junk or have someone else haul it away for them. When this is the case, the first thing to do is get rid of everything that isn't essential. This should be most of your clutter since, if it really was essential, you probably would be using it every day and wouldn't have it taking up unnecessary space in your home. 

2. Put Items in Their Proper Place

If you've sifted through your clutter and gotten rid of all the disposable items, you are left with things that you have some strong reason for holding on to. Yet, for whatever reason, these items are not in an appropriate space. Items should be placed somewhere that allows your home to not look cluttered and gives you and your family space to move around the house freely and comfortably. 

Don't hesitate to place items in a closet, basement, attic, or spare room. However, treat these areas with respect as well. These parts of your home should not become a dumping ground for items you don't know what to do with. If you're really having a hard time finding somewhere to put something, consider giving it to someone who has more space or donating it to a charity. 

3. Get Outside Help

If you've sorted out what's trash and what you want to keep, and you've found suitable spaces for many of your items but you still have quite a few more to find places for, consider renting a storage unit. This can be a simple, convenient, and economical way to ease your clutter woes. Renting a storage unit means you can dump all of your extra items there.

Then, choose at least one day per week to visit the storage unit to plan for the permanent storage of each of the items. Continue repeating this process until all of the items in the storage unit have been properly distributed. 

At this point, you should have a clutter-free home and can bask in the feeling of accomplishment that comes with finally having your house back! Talk to local storage unit facilities such as Centre Avenue Self-Storage to find out how they can help.