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Ready To Get Rid Of Clutter? Check Out This Guide To Get Started Today

It’s all too easy to end up with piles of clutter inside your home, especially if you’re someone who sees sentimental value in lots of different items and subsequently might find it more difficult to throw things out. Fortunately, tackling your clutter doesn’t have to be as daunting as you might initially imagine, as there are a number of simple steps that you can follow to organize your home and keep it clean and tidy for the foreseeable future. So, if you’re ready to start transforming your home so that it can be totally free of clutter, then just read on to discover more! 

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Maximize Your Storage Space 

One of the most important steps that you have to follow if you want to reduce your clutter is to maximize your storage space. If you do not have enough storage inside your home, then you’re bound to be troubled with items scattered here and there as they simply do not have a place to be contained! Rather than leaving books on windowsills and coffee tables, invest in a bookshelf that can keep them altogether in a neat and tidy fashion against your wall. Instead of allowing your kids to leave their toys here, there and everywhere, buy some storage benches that you can add to their bedroom or playroom that they can fill with junk and then use as a comfy seat to save on even more space! Rather than piling pots and pans on countertops in your kitchen, add wall hooks or hang them above your kitchen island so that they can be out of the way! It might be the case that despite these many innovative additions, you could still be left without sufficient storage space to keep clutter at an all time low. Don’t worry as this needn’t be a problem – just do a quick search online for ‘storage units in my area’ to find local storage centers that you can make the most of to clear your home and help to maintain proper order without having to throw away any of your possessions. 

Pick Up After Yourself 

When you have taken the time to implement extra storage and have managed to clear the way for a more tidy, organized home, it’s time to be proactive in picking up after yourself. Rather than saying the same old phrase, ‘I’ll sort that out later’, use your initiative and sort it out as soon as possible. This means instead of leaving your dirty clothing or wet towels on the floor, take it to your laundry room to throw it in the washing machine or add it to your laundry basket to go into the next wash. Instead of allowing dirty dishes and cups to pile up in every room, take them back to the kitchen and wash them up or put them in the dishwasher as soon as you’re finished with them. Encouraging your kids to do the same can be of real benefit when you’re trying to gain control over clutter, as their toys and other related items likely make up a large percentage of the clutter inside your home. 

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Karla Urwitz

As a full-time career oriented mother of one, I love all things travel. I was in the hospitality business for 15 years and loved it. So why not become a travel agent. So I am trying to find my balance in life through being a parent to a teenager, my love of travel, and living the best life possible. Come join me on this bumpy journey of life.
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