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Practical Home Decluttering Tips

Just store It | May 21, 2019

Happy spring cleaning season! If one of your goals this year is to declutter your home, there are a few strategies you can use to make the decluttering happen.

You could opt for the Marie Kondo method, where you sort every item you own into piles, and go through each item individually to see if it sparks joy.

You could go for the Swedish death cleaning method, where you slowly declutter over the years so you don’t leave loved ones with a whole heap of things to sort.

You could even go for the tiny home method, where you get rid of so many things that you could downsize into a 320-square-foot bungalow.

For those who don’t need to resort to such extreme measures but who still could use some decluttering help, check out these tips from Just Store It! in Johnson City.

Flip Your Hangers

If having too many clothes is your issue, follow the hanger method of organization. It starts by organizing all of your clothes so that the opening of the item and the hanger all face the same direction. By itself, this orientation is enough to save space in your closet.

When you wear an item, re-hang it in your closet. This time, though, make sure the hanger faces the opposite direction.

You’ll have a visual of clothes you haven’t worn. After three months, consider donating these clothes so they don’t keep wasting space.

If you’re worried about not wearing clothes because of the season, consider a storage unit instead. This way, your winter clothes are stowed away safely during the warm months of summer.

Use Vertical Storage

So much of our storage strategies focus on floor storage, furniture storage, cabinet storage, and under-bed storage. We often don’t maximize one of the most spacious areas of the house: vertical walls.

Instead of shoving things under beds, create meaningful storage opportunities above where you normally would. Hang hooks, use ladders as shelving, and make sure cabinets start at the ceiling.

Get A Storage Unit

It might seem like a storage unit is unnecessary. After all, why not just put seasonal decorations in boxes, donate all the clothing you never use, and finally say your goodbyes to those 20-year-old items? Having to sift through these types of items can take years — and it’s often really hard to do.

Instead of letting clutter build in your home, having a designated space for your things can give you peace of mind and space. There’s truly something to the phrase “out of sight, out of mind.”

Just Store It! In Johnson City

For a long-term storage unit to help with the clutter, look no further than Just Store It! in Johnson City. Our secured storage unit facility offers a host of amenities, including:

  • 24-hour cameras
  • Climate-controlled storage units
  • ADA units
  • Delivery acceptance
  • Drive-up access
  • Gated entry
  • Online bill pay
  • On-site management
  • RV, car, and boat storage
  • Truck rental
  • Much more!

Call us today to learn more about our storage unit facility options.