There is a chance that you have outgrown your current home due to having children or additional family living with you now. The odds are you have just held on to items that you no longer need due to laziness or some kind of strange sentimental reasons. Luckily, there are options for you if you want your home to feel less cluttered and cramped daily. Below are just a few ways that you can start decluttering your home immediately.
Yard Sales Can Help
Having a garage or yard sale can allow you to declutter your home while simultaneously making some cash. Having a few of these sales a year will keep your home from getting too cluttered. Most neighborhoods have designated weekends or days where a variety of people are selling items. You might have an old grill that could end up being quite profitable for you. Older TVs can be sold as well or on Facebook Marketplace which allows people to search within a specific area. Look up the values of new items or used items in your area so you can get a better idea of how to price the items at your yard sale.
Invest in a Shed
Investing in a shed can be the answer so you can store various items there. This can even be used as a workshop or a place to relax in addition to creating storage space for the entire family. Looking into custom sheds can allow you to see all of the options that there are available. For those that live in an HOA community might have requirements for the shed so this is important to research. Larger sheds will on average be more expensive but will be able to hold far more. If you don’t have a backyard to build a shed, you could always find a self storage unit that could also store your old appliances and valuables.
Start Throwing Useless Items Away
You should create a pile of items that you can get rid of that you should have thrown away years ago. The basement is a primary place where people tend to hoard items or forget they are down there. The basement can be a very versatile space so wasting the space by having items that are no better than trash should not be done. You could find that you have some valuable items that you can sell online
Consider Less Bulky Furniture
There is a chance that you didn’t buy your furniture to fit your current space but rather brought it from you last home/apartment. You might simply have furniture that is too bulky for the square footage of particular rooms. Selling this furniture online can allow you to get cash that you can put down on new furniture. There always seems like there are 4th of July sales over the summer where you have no interest on the furniture for 12 to 18 months. You should easily be able to pay this off over the course of that time. Shopping online is an option as well but make sure to measure the space and look at the dimensions of the furniture you are considering buying online.
As you can see you just need to take a proactive approach to keep your home clutter-free. Take the time to do an honest assessment of the items in your home and whether you really need them or not.