Do you ever feel surprised, or overwhelmed, by just how much ‘stuff’ you’ve managed to accumulate over the years? Once you have a home of your own, it’s easy to accrue sports equipment, winter toys, lawn maintenance tools, extra furniture, and anything else you can imagine.
Some people, over time, earn the label of ‘hoarder’ for the sheer mass of items they manage to pack into their spare closets, garages, basements, or attics. Even if you haven’t accumulated a sizable pile of stuff, it’s important to avoid excess clutter in your home.
At Perfect Fit Closets, we strive to design unique custom storage solutions for our clients. We work closely with our clients to make sure every new storage system is properly installed. Our experts can also give you tips for how to use your new system to effectively maintain the organization of your home.
While you may not desire an entirely ‘minimalist’ lifestyle, you’ll certainly benefit from getting rid of a few ‘non-essential’ items here and there. If you’re a recovering hoarder, check out these organization tips for shedding that unnecessary ‘stuff’ around your home:
If you have a large pile of unorganized items lying around your home, getting started can be the most difficult step. As you’re standing there looking at a mass of unkempt disorder, it can feel as though you’re facing insurmountable odds. In order to beat this monster, you must first dive in, and then continue to bite off small chunks as you move forward.
It may take some time, but every small step forward is one step closer to living in a clutter-free environment. When you begin to notice a greater ability to keep track of things, and actually find them when you need them, you’ll certainly be happy with your progress.
Paper Or Plastic?
Many people begin to accrue piles of paper and plastic bags from their regular grocery store visits. Unless you have a concrete plan for putting these leftover bags to another use, these piles can easily become excessive and unnecessary. Fortunately, paper and plastic bags can be thrown directly into the recycling bin.
Cleaning Out The Closet
Most people buy new clothes much more often than they donate or throw away used items. If your closet is packed to the brim, and you have no room for more clothes, it’s a good sign it’s time to shed some layers. Reducing closet clutter requires a seasonal approach.
Make piles for clothes you wish to donate, and those you can throw away, at the beginning of every season. Ideally, do this before you go out and buy new items you might need to adapt to the changing seasons. Don’t forget to consider family members or friends that could put ‘hand-me-down’ items to further use.
Even if your clutter pile seems like it’ll never go away, taking just an hour or two a couple times a week will help you make a significant dent. Once you’re organized, it’s important to keep it that way by maintaining habits that won’t earn you the label of a ‘hoarder’. Don’t hesitate to give the expert custom storage providers at Perfect Fit Closets a call at 403-768-3052 to discuss your storage needs today!