The decorations are put away, and the new diet has begun. With a renewed commitment to the gym and perhaps a few moments to reflect on the past 12 months, January is the time of year to make that infamous list called “New Year’s Resolutions.”
Even if you don’t believe in resetting your resolutions every year, clearing out the clutter is worth putting on your to-do list. Maybe you got some really cool presents you want to show off. Perhaps you have a tortured relationship with “stuff.” Maybe you’re married to the King or Queen of Clutter.
It’s not too late to get a head start on the New Year and begin clearing out the untidiness that might otherwise undermine your best efforts to begin anew. Here are three timesaving tips to help declutter your home.
- Trash It
The first step to turning any house into a home according to Feng Shui practitioners from around the world is to remove things that are visually displeasing. If your living environment is in disarray, how can you expect to live a productive and inspired life? If something is chipped, cracked, torn, or broken beyond repair then the choice to let it go will be an easy one.
- Donate It
Get a box. A big box and go room-to-room to identify possessions that no longer serve a useful purpose in your life. This is where things can get sentimental but if you work through it the rewards will be well worth the effort. And remember, giving is an act of the head and the heart. Donating your extra items that could be useful elsewhere will be a win-win for you and the receiver of your generosity.
- Store It
If you discover that you still desire more space, then you’re not unlike millions of other Americans who rely on self storage facilities to store their valuables. Let’s face it, newer homes and apartments (especially in urban areas) offer less square footage and far fewer closets than slightly older digs so there’s no reason to feel guilty. If you have seasonal sports gear, family heirlooms, keepsakes or other treasured possessions, a secure self storage facility could be your ticket to creating a space you’ll be proud to call home.
Next step? Find the storage facility that’s right for you. At Metro Self Storage you can search by location, zip code, or city and state for a wide range of storage options. Your interim storage solution has never been easier!