You could be doing it as part of a New Year's resolve or as part of your Spring cleaning. In order to create place for the new, you may decide to downsize. The following are some of our favorite organizing and garbage removal strategies based on our combined experience:
If you haven't used it in two years, you may want to get rid of it. Two years is a decent litmus test for whether or not you're truly going to utilize an item, and everyone has their own. If you haven't used something like clothing, games, or workout equipment in a while and don't plan on using it again, it's time to get rid of it. Here's how to do it. Keep your cellar, attic, and/or garage organized by identifying all of your belongings there. If necessary, include the date and contents of the item on the label. Make a point of checking the dates on a regular basis. If you utilize something, make sure to change the date on the item. If you uncover objects with dates over two years old when cleaning, you may want to consider getting rid of them because they're unlikely to be utilized in the near future.
It's time to become organized. There are several benefits to being well-organized. Just to name one benefit, it allows us to clear the floor of our belongings and prevents us from stumbling over them. Second, it provides us with a clear picture of what we have and where it is located. Many people who have a lot of clutter in their houses don't even know what they have. Hoarding is an extreme example of this. It's easier to find what you're looking for, avoid buying items you don't need, and make smart purchases when you're organized.
Incorporate. You may make more room even if you don't get rid of anything; simply gathering everything in one place is a terrific first step. Do you have a lot of extra boxes of lights for the holidays? Towels and blankets can be put in bags. Would you save room if you purchased plastic storage containers and combined these items? As far as I know, you could!
Things should be labeled. Labeling is one of our favorite hobbies. It's easy to tell where items are thanks to simple labels, such as permanent marker on colored tape. Nothing is more frustrating than trying to use something you've been holding onto for years only to discover that you can't locate it. Avoid this aggravation by labeling your belongings.
Work together as a group. There are a few advantages to working in a group. For starters, you'll be able to cover more land and move faster than you would if you were on your own. In general, teamwork improves safety and makes it easier to get things out of the attic or basement. The use of a team lift is typically considered to be more secure. When it comes to deciding whether or not to keep anything, two individuals are better than one.
Organize seasonal items into one place. How well-organized are your seasonal decorations for the holidays? All seasonal goods should be kept together in one location. In addition to making it simpler to locate them, this also aids in the process of organizing them.
Consider making a donation. Numerous non-profits are happy to collect gently worn or repurposed products. All of our clients are encouraged to give as much as they can to these worthy causes. You can both help someone in need and declutter your own environment at the same time.