Within time, many of us find ourselves surrounded by clutter of papers and other items that don’t seem to have a place but are also things we hesitate to throw away.
It might be an item that was given to us by a person who means a lot to us, or maybe we acquired the item during an important moment in our lives. Whatever the reason, we often end up stressing ourselves out every time we walk into that cluttered room and open that cluttered cabinet, drawer or closet.
Next time you find that you have some free time, conquer your clutter. Look at each piece individually and ask yourself, “is this something that I can possibly use?” If the answer is no, then toss it out.
If the items are birthday cards or something that holds sentimental value, purchase storage containers that fit under your bed. Make sure to label the storage containers for future reference.
By purchasing storage containers that fit under your bed, you are getting rid of the clutter and creating more living space. This is especially a good idea for college kids or people who live in small apartments.
When you label your storage bins, make sure they are labeled in a way that if you open that box in five years you will know what it is. Try not to use abbreviations, unless they are abbreviations that you definitely know and use on a daily basis.
I know from that when I declutter my room and label the containers with abbreviated labels, I always have to open the containers because I have completely forgotten what the abbreviation meant.
Decluttering your home will keep you from getting overwhelmed, as well as make your room look larger.
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