Having a clean, uncluttered home can be remarkably freeing. You have more living space, and you can easily find everything you need or want. Unfortunately, the mere act of living in our homes often leaves them cluttered and messy. Before tackling that mound of papers or pile of outgrown children’s clothing, it’s important to have a plan of action that will keep you from making common decluttering mistakes. One of the most important mistakes to avoid is not renting Self Storage in Kelvin Grove from StoreLocal Newmarket.

  1. Buying organisational supplies and containers

Baskets, bins, and closet organisers can be quite tempting for those launching on a major decluttering job. Unfortunately, all those empty boxes and bins will just add more clutter to your space and interfere with the job rather than inspire you to complete it.

What to do instead

Clean out the junk first, and sort through what’s left afterwards. You’ll have a better idea of what closet organisers or storage totes you’ll need. Take advantage of Self Storage in Kelvin Grove for all the extra stuff you want to keep but don’t use often.

  1. Tackling too much too quickly

Decluttering an entire home can be an enormous job, especially if you don’t have a plan of action. You might be setting yourself up for failure if you expect to finish the job in a day or weekend.

What to do instead

Set aside a few hours to declutter one space at a time. When you clean in blocks of time, you can keep your motivation high. You’re also working at maximum efficiency and creating clean spaces that give you a sense of accomplishment.

  1. Letting things pile up

Once you’ve filled a box or bag for recycling, rubbish, or charity, don’t be tempted to wait until you have more. Letting the boxes or bags pile up will simply take up space you need and lead to discouragement or frustration.

What to do instead

Take that box or bag out immediately. If you’re planning to keep the items but don’t need them in your home, take them to your Self Storage in Kelvin Grove. Every time you free up some space, you’ll feel a little more accomplished.

  1. Striving for perfection

You need to get the job done properly, but remember you’re not living on a magazine page. You’re an actual person living in an actual home. No matter how organised and efficient your home is, you’ll still occasionally struggle with untidiness or clutter. That’s normal.

What to do instead

Create a system that works best for you and your household. You don’t need perfection. You just need a properly organised space.

      5. Resting on your laurels

Your home is sorted and looks fantastic! You have so much free space, and there’s a light, airy feel. You likely feel great now you’ve decluttered your home and completed such a big task, but cleaning and decluttering are jobs that must be performed regularly. If you don’t have a maintenance plan, your home will simply become messy and cluttered again within a few weeks.

What to do instead

Create a plan for handling everything that comes in or goes out of your home. Plan for regular donations, recycling, and turnover so you never find yourself buried under a huge pile of random debris again. Efficiency going forward will make a huge difference in your life and the amount of stress you feel.

Call us today to learn more about how Self Storage in Kelvin Grove from StoreLocal Newmarket can help you declutter your home and free up your life!