Here are some great decluttering tips from your friends at Green Clean Junk Removal.
1. Buy Shelving
It sounds so simple but so many of us don’t do it, so do it. Buy some shelving and handy organizing solutions and use them. Put up shelves where you need them. And place your stuff in nicely labeled boxes. This saved me a ridiculous amount of space and time. No more winter sweaters spread out across a house.
2. Get Rid of The Twos
Whenever a boyfriend moved in with me we’d always end up with two of everything and after we broke up I’d always end up with two toasters. For some reason I always had a hard time pairing down those duplicate items. But really ask yourself if you need two toasters? Really. You probably don’t.
3. Pair Down Dishware
Walk into any shop in Mexico and you’ll find really cute dishes … Do that enough times on vacation over ten years and you’ll end up with a lot of cute dishes … that you never ever use. So pair down your kitchen and dish ware.
4. Don’t Shop, Find Another Outlet
When I was stressed I shopped. When I was sad I shopped. When I was happy I shopped. And then I ended up with a lot of stuff. I needed to find a better outlet. I started exercising and find alternative outlets to express my emotions.
5. Remember You Don’t Need All the Stuff You Think You Need
We lived for thousand of years without those fancy Teflon coated grills and sandwich bags with the flowers on them. Remember you don’t need as much as you think you need.