Smart Ways to Get Rid of Clutter in Your Home – A Sponsored Post!

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We all tend to accumulate too much stuff over the years. We buy things we think we have to have, but after a few months, they end up stashed in a closet or attic and we go months without seeing them. We get gifts for birthdays and Christmas that we don’t really love but we don’t have the heart to get rid of out of respect for the giver. We hang onto clothes that we’ve grown out of in the hopes that we’ll lose those 10 pounds finally.

Over time, it can all add up. Every closet and storage space in our home is packed with things. The clutter reduces the amount of space we have in the house, and it can make our homes less comfortable and inviting. Clearing out the clutter can help you feel more relaxed in your own home.

Here are a few smart ways to get rid of clutter in your home:

Analyze Every Space

You may not even realize how much clutter you have in your home because you have stuffed it away out of sight. Once you start sorting through your closets, your garage, your attic, and your crawlspace, you may be shocked to realize how much you have accumulated.

In order to really reduce the clutter in your home, you need to go through every space and analyze every item in every box. You’ll be able to maximize the amount you get rid of and the space you create.

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Be Honest and Objective

There are many reasons why we hang on to items that we don’t necessarily need anymore. You may think that you’ll use the item again, such as those reams of fabric you’ve stored for craft projects. Or you may think that you’ll need them again, such as those specialty kitchen utensils and pans that you only used once.

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The Space Savers Encyclopedia!

So, we’ve now lived in our house for almost two-and-a-half years, and I noticed something the other day: we’re starting to accumulate STUFF.

Now…I HATE stuff. There’s no point in just having STUFF. And it really bothers me when I look around the house and I just see STUFF.

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So I’ve been working on eliminating some of our stuff. Some has gone to friends or family who are in need of it. Some has gone to the consignment store or a yard sale site where we can get a little money for it. Some has been digitized and shredded. And some has just plain been thrown away. 

I’m feeling a lot better about things in this regard lately, but, allow me to point this out: there’s a difference between having STUFF and having things that just need some good organizing. I mean, you really shouldn’t get rid of all of your socks because your sock drawer is cluttered. Your feet might get cold at some point. You just need to save a little space and do a little organizing.

So when Georgia from Storage World contacted me to see if I was interested in her Space Savers Encyclopedia infographic, I wasn’t quite sure what a Space Savers Encyclopedia was! But as soon as I saw it, I knew it was exactly what I needed…and probably what some of you need, too!

Behold… 

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