When you are running out of space in the family home and it feels like everybody is living on top of one another, you need to make some changes. In some cases, you may have outgrown your home and you need to start thinking about moving into a bigger house. But usually, you can find the space that you need by clearing out some clutter. We all collect lots of junk over the years and if you go through the house and get rid of it all, you’ll find that you have plenty of space. If you haven’t had a good clearout in a while, this decluttering guide will help you get started.
But what if you’ve already thrown away or sold the things that you don’t need and you still don’t have space? Decluttering doesn’t just have to be about throwing things away, it’s also about reorganizing so you can still keep your things, but you also create more space for yourself. These are some of the best ways to declutter without throwing everything away.
Get A Storage Unit
There are a lot of items in the house, especially ones that have sentimental value, which don’t get used that often but you still don’t want to throw them away. They take up a lot of space in the house, so you need to do something with them, but getting rid of them isn’t an option, so what should you do? The best thing to do is to get a storage unit and keep things in there instead of having them at home. It’s good to have a storage unit as a buffer when decluttering because you can put things in there if you are unsure whether you want to keep them or not. If you decide that you want them back, they’re there, and if you decide to get rid of them you can easily clear them out.
If you don’t want to let go of something, but you also don’t really use it anymore, why not consider upcycling it instead? It’s a better, less wasteful solution because you get more use out of the items instead of simply throwing them in landfill. Simple things like using an old ladder as a shelving unit or making shelves from old books give new life to that old junk and make your home look more unique at the same time.
We live in a very wasteful world and when things go wrong, we tend to throw them away and replace them right away, but why not fix them instead? If you spend a bit of time learning how to fix appliances or simple electronics around the home, you will realize that it’s not as hard as you think. When you are going through your stuff and decluttering, don’t immediately throw out something that doesn’t work, try to fix it first. Even if you don’t want it, fixing it means that you can sell it rather than bin it. It’s less wasteful and you make a bit of money out of it at the same time.
These are 3 simple ways that you can declutter without throwing things out, so you can create space in your home without making sacrifices.