Go for Minimalistic Décor
With minimalism, you can put the focus on the items you really want to keep and maintain. Minimalism is not only the trend of today, but it is practical, affordable, and easy to accomplish. What it really means is keeping and investing in the things you love, while discarding the things you don’t. Minimalism can even become a way of life if you apply it to many aspects.
Use A Label Maker
Everything looks better with a label, especially when labels are aesthetically pleasing and all match with the existing décor. Not only are labels a great look, but they can help you keep your pantries, closets, and kitchen cupboards organized since you will know exactly where to find your items.
Keep Things Off the Counters
Make it a habit to spend a little extra time at the end of your day wiping down your counters and surfaces. This can make a huge difference in the overall look and feel of your home. When the counters and surfaces are clean and clear, you will feel less distracted and it’s a quick way to create order when you feel like everything else is in total chaos. Counters and surfaces are usually the focal point of any room or bathroom in your home, so having them clear of clutter is a great start.
Buy Furniture With Storage
Consider buying furniture pieces that double as additional storage. For example, buy a bed that has drawers underneath or an ottoman that opens up to store blankets, pillows, and such. This also creates a nifty place to quickly throw clutter and items covering the floor when guests show up unexpectedly.
Donate or Sell Unwanted Items
When decluttering, it’s important to get rid of items you don’t want or need anymore in order to make room for new things in your life or just to create more space. In order to do this, you have to have a plan in place for the things you need to get rid of. Instead of just throwing away your old belongings, make the effort to sell or donate them.
Use Storage as Another Solution
If you are finding that you simply have too many items for the space that you live in and you’ve already gotten rid of as much as you can, then it might be time to consider some alternative storage solutions. Getting an offsite storage unit for your excess belongings or things such as seasonal décor and clothing can be a great option in this case.
Make it a Daily Habit
Last, but definitely not least, it’s important to make cleaning and decluttering a habit if you want to reap the benefits of an organized space. Angie, who is on our Bow City Storage Team, advises to “Put it Away instead of Putting it Down”.
Storage units that are climate controlled, safe, and secure are just as practical as storing items in your home closet or pantry and can make great extensions of your home. At Bow City Storage, we take the utmost care to provide you with clean, secure and conveniently accessible storage. Reach out to us today and we can discuss how our storage units can help you keep your home clean, organized, and clutter-free.