So you have a lot of stuff. Is that a problem? Well, it depends on where your stuff is and whether or not it’s easily accessible when you need it. When items aren’t stored properly, they can become more of an annoyance than an asset. So what do you do if your home is bursting at the seams with clutter? We’ve got some simple ways to declutter and organize your belongings so they’re ready for use—and don’t infringe on precious living space!
Before you can start organizing, you need to declutter. The first step in creating a space for your belongings is getting rid of everything that doesn’t belong there. Here are some tips on how to do it:
- Start with the obvious stuff–the stuff that’s just sitting on top of your dresser or desk, not really being used but taking up valuable space. You don’t need all those pens or Post-It notes; they’ll only distract from what really matters when they’re scattered across your workspace like so many paper crumbs left behind by an army of ants (or something). Throw them away or donate them if they aren’t too beat up!
- Next up: go through each drawer/cupboard/container in turn and take out everything inside it–then repeat this process until every last item has been removed from its container and placed somewhere else (ideally outside its original home). This may sound tedious but trust me when I say it will be worth it once all those useless knickknacks have been removed from view where they can no longer distract us from our real work projects!
Purge your possessions
Once you have a place to store your stuff, it’s time to start purging your possessions. Here are some guidelines for what to keep and what to throw away:
- Keep anything that brings you joy, regardless of its monetary value or usefulness in another context. For example, if an old t-shirt reminds you of an important moment in your life (like when you met your partner), keep it! It doesn’t matter if no one else would ever wear that shirt again; it still means something special for YOU.
- Throw out anything that has become broken or useless over time–and even if it hasn’t broken yet but looks like its days are numbered, get rid of it anyway! If there’s something small enough for me not notice its absence from my home when I walk through my front door every day (or even better yet: after my next move), then why should I waste space storing something so insignificant?
Store things you need regularly
The best storage solutions are the ones that make it easy to find what you need, when you need it.
That’s why it’s important to store things according to their frequency of use: items you use regularly should be placed in the most accessible place possible (such as your kitchen pantry or bathroom medicine cabinet), while infrequently used items can safely be tucked away in less convenient locations such as under beds and inside closets. If an item isn’t something that comes out on a regular basis, consider getting rid of it altogether! You’ll thank yourself later when trying to find something quick and easy becomes an afterthought rather than a chore.
Use containers to store similar items
Use containers to store similar items.
You can use clear containers for easy identification and stackable storage, or you can use the right size and shape of container for each item you’re storing.
Set the right amount of storage space for each room in your home
You should always make sure to set aside enough space for the things you need to store. However, it’s also important not to overdo it. If you have too much room in one room, then there will be no place left for guests and seasonal items!
- Use a tape measurer or ruler to measure out your rooms and then mark off where each piece of furniture should go. You can even use painter’s tape as an easy way of marking off areas without making permanent marks on the walls or floors (if these are already painted).
- Once all of your furniture is placed where it belongs and marked off with painter’s tape (or something similar), put away any clutter that isn’t being stored in that particular area so that nothing gets lost among other items later down the road when moving time comes around again next year/month/weekend afternoon session binge watching Netflix shows while eating ice cream sandwiches while drinking coffee because they’re delicious…
There are several ways to make good storage solutions.
There are several ways to make good storage solutions.
- Declutter your home. Get rid of things you don’t need and have been keeping around for years, even if they’re still in the original packaging. You’ll be amazed at how much space this will free up!
- Use containers to store similar items together–for example, place all of your sweaters in one box and all of your dresses in another so that when it comes time to find something specific, it’s easy for you because everything looks similar. This also makes organizing easier when moving from room-to-room or house-to-house because everything has its own box/container/bin/bag etc., making moving much more efficient since nothing needs shuffling around too much before being put back into place again upon arrival at its new location (or even just sitting out on top of a shelf).
There are several ways to make good storage solutions. You can declutter your possessions, purge them if they no longer serve a purpose in your life and organize them into containers so they take up less space. Another option is to store things you need regularly at home or work in designated areas where they won’t get lost or forgotten about accidentally. Finally, if you have too many items crammed into one room then consider setting up some storage units so everything has its place instead!