Clutter is one of the banes of my life. The stuff seems to be breeding, and just when I get on top of one room, I come downstairs to find that a sea of junk has taken over the ground floor! Happily, I’ve found some ways to staunch the flow of clutter in the home, ways that you will find more details on in the post below.
Enough storage space
One of the key ways to stop the spread of clutter in your home eating up all of your living space is to ensure that you have enough storage in every room.
Start with the bedroom and go for something spacious and sturdy like the closets that Rauch Wardrobes have on offer. Something you can use to keep your clothes, shoes and even other things such as handbags and accessories in.
Then add some under bed storage, for which you can either choose containers that slide underneath your sleeping area for, or get a bed frame that has the draws built in. Of course, you can use this space for anything but may find that they are the perfect place to store bulky items such as out of season bedding and duvets.
It’s not just the bedrooms in which ample storage is needed in the home though, but living spaces such as the lounge as well. In fact, it’s pretty easy to get stylish furniture items such as coffee table and sideboards that also double up as storage too. You can even keep the inside of such spaces organised by using boxes and baskets for separate items.
The value of giving
Next, to stop clutter in its tracks getting everyone on the family to understand the value of giving is essential. In fact, you can do a lot for your favourite charity by regularly going through your possession and clearing out things that you no longer need or want, while getting the whole family to do the same.
Then, once you have a certain amount of items you can take them to the Goodwill store and donate them. Something that will remind everyone how lucky they are to have so much that they have more than then need, as well as prevent clutter overwhelming your home.
10 days wait period
Impulse buys are so often responsible for clutter in the home. To add insult to injury, they tend to be items that seem like a great idea at the time, or that you just have to buy, but in reality hardly ever get used! Of course, if you reduce your impulse purchases, this should naturally reduce the amount of clutter in your living space.
To do this, have a ten-day waitlist for any purchases that aren’t essential. What this means is that you don’t buy anything straight away, but instead wait to see if you still want them so badly after 10 full days.
It can also help to take your credit card details off of sites like Amazon prime that encourage you to buy now and received the next day. Something that if you aren’t careful, can quickly end up contributing to your home being overrun with possessions that you don’t really need.
*This is a collaborative post. For further information please refer to my disclosure page.