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Top 5 Tips For Decluttering Your Home
In 2023
BY EMORY ORR
Reevaluate Your Space
Before beginning to declutter, consider if every room in your house still serves the same purpose or if changes are needed to reflect your current life circumstances. A common example is replacing a child's bedroom with an office or guest bedroom after they have gone to college.
Throw A Yard Sale
After reevaluating your home, you will likely find old books, pieces of art, old furniture, kitchen supplies, and other miscellaneous items you no longer wish to have. A yard sale is a wonderful way to get rid of unwanted items, especially if you have a busy life and don’t have time to organize a dump-off at the trash or post to Facebook marketplace.
Install Built-Ins
Clutter can manifest primarily in our key storage spaces like bedroom closets, pantries, and garages. Built-in shelving can help organize these storage spaces, create a renewed sense of harmony within the house, and even add resale value to a property if they are customized or extensive.
Refurnish
Refurnishing a home is a costly endeavor, but it can be a highly effective method for decluttering a property. Nearly 40% of furniture used by first-time homeowners are hand-me-downs, so they often try to fit too much into key spaces instead of only keeping what works and getting rid of what doesn't.
Reorganize The Kitchen
Whether it be a build-up of boxes, dirty countertops, or miscellaneous items, the kitchen can be one of the main areas that suffer when our house becomes overstuffed. You can declutter the kitchen by throwing out excess utensils, bowls, and cooking devices, adding utensil shelves, or performing a pantry makeover.