The decorations are put away. The new diet has begun. January is the time of year to renew commitments and refresh goals. This year, Marie Kondo’s decluttering reality TV show on Netflix is the talk around town.

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 Marie Kondo and 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

Donating belongings for Earth Day

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

man and smiling woman loading storage unit

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?

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.

We make it easy to 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 better!