If you’re ready to get a jump on organizing your home or prepare for spring cleaning, now is the perfect time to start with those harder to reach places. Attics, basements, garages, coat closets, and even storage units need a refresh at least once a year. You may find sentimental or valuable items you forgot you had. This also gives you a chance to resell or donate things that no longer suit you. Whether you are starting in the basement or in the attic, there are tried and true methods to help you declutter.
Sort all of your belongings. Make separate keep, discard, and donate piles so you can see how much stays and goes in each space.
Contain it. For everything that stays, find a way to contain it. Label storage bins and containers for easy access. If it doesn’t quite fit in a bin, set it aside to decide where it should go.
Take inventory. If you’re cleaning out a storage unit, make sure to take inventory of everything you have stored. This helps to easily decide which items to discard or donate without spending too much time looking through each box.
Find the right storage space. Now that you have determined what needs to stay, organize your space properly by grouping together holiday items, seasonal tools, or decorations. Make sure items are stacked and stored properly for easy access the next time. Remember those items that didn’t quite fit before? If you’re quickly running out of storage room, consider a storage unit to help make your space bigger, brighter, and decluttered.
And no matter where you are in the decluttering or cleaning stage, think about the future.
Knowing these answers will help your next big move run much smoother by being prepared. If you’re ready to move on to spring cleaning, we have that covered for you here!