We all want more space in our home, but moving is expensive, and having an extension added isn’t always an option. Therefore, it’s important to make the most of the space you do have, and there are lots of ways that you can do so. However, what works best for most homes is to simply have a de-clutter, and to get rid of the things you don’t need. Here are some things you can do around the home to make more space.
Clear out junk
A good clear out feels great, and it’s the first step in a successful de-clutter. Get some cardboard boxes and start sorting things. To make it easier, label them as:
- Things to donate
- Things to put in storage
Once these things have been taken out the house, you’ll then only be left with things that are useful, decorative, or sentimental, and can start to get things organised.
Set up storage space
Having some storage space means you can store away your useful items that you don’t need in everyday life. You may wish to clear out your loft, or look at installing garage doors in Perth so that your possessions are kept safe. Before putting things in storage you should check for mould or damp patches, and put your items in plastic, sealed boxes where possible to keep things as safe as possible.
Get unwanted items collected
If you’re going to be donating large amounts of clothes or bric a brac, then you can sometimes get charities to come and collect from you. This is also great for getting rid of old furniture that you no longer need, but might be useful to others. Many things can be donated, so check whether your local charity shop will take some of your clutter.
Clear some shelf space
Homes can often look very cluttered if every single surface is covered in things. When you de-clutter, try to clear some shelf space, as this will immediately make your rooms feel more spacious. Remember, we often accumulate more stuff as time goes on, so make sure there’s space for future purchases.
Once you’ve got extra space in your house, its important not to clutter it again. You should regularly check areas like your garage to make sure things aren’t becoming messy, and think very carefully before buying new things. This not only saves you money, it also makes your home a more pleasant place to live.
Clutter can make a home of any size feel smaller, and it’s important to regularly cleanse your home of things you no longer need. De-cluttering doesn’t take long, and it has many advantages, from giving you more space, to making it easier to find things, so it makes your home a much more relaxing place. De-cluttering projects can be done over a weekend, or whenever you have some time, and you can feel good knowing that unwanted items have gone to charity.