What do you do with the extra clutter around your home when you have already had a clear out and got rid of everything that you can?
You’ve thrown out the rubbish, filled bags with what you could and taken it to your local charity shop and listed the rest on eBay – but there is still ‘clutter’ littering your home.
The difference is, you know this is clutter you really don’t want to get rid of because these items made the cut during your clear out. However, you do need to organise them, to ensure that your home stays neat, tidy clutter free.
So, here are a few ideas to help you do just that:
Take advantage of self-storage
Your first option – which will allow you to remove a large amount from your home in one go – is to use a storage unit. If you have never used storage before and therefore aren’t sure what you are doing, take a look at this storage guide, which will answer any questions you might have.
You can choose a size to suit you and add or take away items as and when you need to. This will give you the space back that you so desperately need in your home without having to get rid of the items that you really want to keep.
Invest in multi-functional furniture
You know all that money you made selling your old items on eBay? It’s time to invest it back in your home and what better way to do that than by buying multi-functional furniture? This will give you the bed you need, or seating area that you require – with that added bonus of space to store your clutter.
Take the bed, for example, you can’t not have one but it takes up a huge amount of space. If you go for an ottoman bed, however, you will have a comfy place to sleep each night, plus hidden storage for everything from clothes and shoes to clean towels and bedding.
Research clever storage hacks
There are plenty of clever storage hacks that you have probably never even consider which will use up space that you perhaps didn’t think was possible.
Take a look at this Buzzfeed article – some are as simple as storing your foil in a magazine rack mounted on the back of a cupboard door while others will need a bit more DIY such as installing an appliance lift that folds away into the cupboard.
Vacuum pack what you can
Vacuum packing is the perfect way to store away bulky items in as small a space as possible, whether it is your big winter coats and jumpers during summer, spare pillows and duvets or clean towels. These storage bags take out all the air, so they can be tucked away in the back of the cupboard or in your ottoman bed.
Finally, make sure you give everything a ‘home’. That way you will always know where to put things when you are finished with them and will be able to find them whenever you need them.