During the busiest period of the year, it can be easy for your home to quickly resemble a carnage of metallic tinsel and brightly coloured lights, which is then gradually replaced by Xmas day leftovers and unboxed gifts. I mean, it’s nice to decorate for the festivities, but you don’t want to stay in your comfort zone for too long, because before you know it, Christmas will be on your doorstep again! After Boxing Day, decluttering your home is the ideal time, as not only will you be able to reduce the messy aftermath caused by the celebrations, but you’ll also truly be able to start afresh in time fo the new year! Here are 3 simple ways to declutter your home in time for 2022:
Don’t bin it; Give it
When it comes to decluttering your home, this does not necessarily mean binning all your unwanted items, because nowadays there are so many alternatives for those in good condition! Try selling your items on eBay (but be vary about their seller fees) or maybe try free apps from the comfort of your mobile device such as Vinted. There’s also the option to donate any items to your local charity, because not only will this help an important cause, but it’s now more important than ever to think about the impact of ever growing landfill sites has on our planet given the current climate crisis.
Store it away
Whilst decluttering your home, you may come across some items which you simply don’t have a use for, but you are also pretty serious about keeping onto. Maybe it’s something of sentimental value, but you need a safe space for it outside of your home. A self storage outlet, such as Currie Easy self storage, may be the ideal solution because you can easily rent a space to safely store away your possessions in a place which is secure and has 24/7 CCTV monitoring as well as lockable doors.
Think of alternatives
During your major declutter, you might also discover things which you don’t have a use for in present, but will require in the future. This can be anything from important documents to outfits for another season. The invention of smart storage solutions are an absolute lifesaver, because not only will these items be stored away neatly (I mean, who wants to look through a big black bin liner; not me!) but you can easily stash them away under your bed or on a high shelf in your wardrobe, which will help you with saving loads of space in your home! You may also like to consider space saving furniture such as ottoman storage beds if you’ve got a little bit more cash to splash!
On a final note, I hope this post has provided you with the motivation and inspiration to help you get started on decluttering your living space for the upcoming new year. Here’s to a brilliant end to 2021 and a great new 2022!
Until next time.