Too Much Stuff, Not Enough Space? Decluttering Ideas for Your Home


The spring season is around the corner, which probably means that you have already begun thinking about the annual decluttering of your home. After a long and dark winter season, spring is the perfect time to refresh your home and organize your belongings. Whether you want to reorganize, declutter, or both, you may seek advice to help you get on the right path.

Need Spring Decluttering Ideas?

We get it, and decluttering seems like a great idea until you first start to begin the process. It can be overwhelming, and you may not know exactly how or where to start. Sometimes, you may quickly become uninspired and put off doing it. We want to help you avoid these feelings and share some of our tips and tricks about different ways you can declutter your home and how you can create more storage space for your items. Let’s dive in!

The Best Ways to Declutter

You may feel like you have way too many items in your home that you don’t use, so you’re looking for ways to clear up some space. When it comes to decluttering your home, there are many different ways that you can go about doing so. Here are a few of our favorite tips that can help declutter your home as easily as ever!

Start by Doing a Deep Clean of Your Home

Before you begin your decluttering process, the first thing you should do is a thorough deep clean of your home. Be sure to do this one room at a time and complete the process in small sections. This will help you get into the declutter mindset and make the process much easier. Additionally, while you’re cleaning, you can begin to make mental notes about items you are finding that you may want to end up getting rid of.  

Follow a Declutter Timeline

Trying to tackle the process of decluttering your home all in one step is not the way to do it. You can quickly become overwhelmed and end up completely quitting the procedure. This is why we recommend making a declutter timeline before you begin. A declutter timeline outlines a plan for you to follow and helps you separate your entire house into smaller sections. This way, you can hold yourself accountable while preventing that overwhelming feeling. 

For example, you can start by outlining each room in your home that you will be going through. Then, you can designate a day or two for each area to spread out the process and make it much easier on yourself!

Think About These Questions Before You Begin

You’re almost ready to start, but before you do, know that it is important to keep these questions in mind while you are going through your items. 

  • How often do I use this item?
  • How does this item provide value to me?
  • Why am I keeping this item?
  • Is this item replaceable?
  • Do I own similar items? 

Asking yourself these questions when deciding if you will keep or get rid of your things can be extremely helpful during your decluttering process!

Make Designated Piles for Your Items

As you are going through your belongings, we recommend that you make designated piles for what you are going to keep, donate, give away to a friend or family member, and even sell. This way, as you are decluttering, you can keep yourself organized. Not only this but keeping designated piles for each of these categories helps you hold yourself accountable. 

Say Goodbye to Duplicates

Owning duplicates of items happens to all of us. Maybe you couldn’t find the original item and bought a replacement just to end up finding it later. As you’re going through your things, finding duplicate items is inevitable. Even if they aren’t the same thing, but save the same purpose, you should consider getting rid of these extra items you don’t need. 

Follow This Rule While Shopping

The decluttering process is not just a one-and-done thing, it can take a few days or even weeks to fully complete. With this being said, you may have to run to the store during your procedure. While you may be tempted to pick up that beautiful piece of home decor you found in the store, remember to think about the value that this would bring to your home. Additionally, try to think about anything similar that you may already have. If you still decide to purchase the item, following the following rule will help you continue your decluttering process. Buy one item, get rid of another! This way, you are not adding new things to your home when you are already running out of space. 

How to Create More Space

More likely than not, you began your spring cleaning processes because you felt like your home was overflowing. Even when you finish the decluttering process, you may not be able to necessarily get rid of everything that you were hoping to, thus becoming necessary to find new ways to create more space. Luckily, we have a few tips to help you create extra room for your items!

Install Shelving

Shelving not only makes for great decor, but they’re even more functional when it comes to storage space! If you own many small knick-knacks or keepsake items, placing them on shelving is a great way to display them. This method looks great and can help free up some overflowing space. 

Find Multipurpose Furniture

Purchasing multipurpose furniture is another great way to create more storage space. For example, switching to a bed frame with storage drawers underneath can help free up your closet and drawers. There are even couches that have storage areas under their cushions! Additionally, ottomans are a cheaper storage option that still looks great in your home. 

Go With a Portable Storage Shed

While the above options help create some storage space, they aren’t able to offer as much available space as a portable storage shed can. These sheds are great for larger items that are taking up too much room in your house. Additionally, a portable storage shed fits perfectly on your lawn and is much more accessible than offsite storage buildings. Whether you want to free up space in your attic, garage, or storage closets, adding a storage shed to your home is a great idea!

Start With What You Need

With these tips, you’re ready to set your spring decluttering process into motion! But before you begin, you should think about how to create more space in your home for your items. This is the most crucial step in the spring cleaning process!

Get Things Moving With a Portable Storage Shed

A portable storage shed is the best option for creating more space in your home. They’re accessible, easy to set up, and more affordable than paying monthly rent on an offsite storage unit. If you have too much stuff, and not enough space, a portable storage unit is your perfect solution! 

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