But how can you decide what is and is not clutter and how can you reduce clutter?
Reducing clutter is easy you just have to know simple solutions in order to get your things organized.
The number one place to find clutter is in the closet. This classic storage area may start of containing on type of thing like coats and winter clothes but then because of location and convince you might find yourself having to go through a stack of magazines to be able to pull out your galoshes on a winter day. Finding storage solutions that work for you is key to reducing clutter especially with n a closet. Some closets have a shelf at the top of them but if your does not, put one in. And don’t just stop there. Purchase stackable bins that you can label and place on the shelves. One might be labeled gloves, the other might be pictures and one might be those magazines that you swear you are going to read one day. Also, keep in mind that reducing clutter is also about getting rid of the things that you do not use. Are you really going to get around to reading those old magazines or are they just piling up? A good solution might be to go through the magazines and cut out the articles that you would like to keep and place them in a binder by using clear plastic sleeves. Maybe you are a do-it-yourselfer and you are keeping one magazine because they give detailed instructions on how to build that gazebo you’ve always wanted.
Well, now you have a clever way to keep the information you want but remain clutter free.
Under the bed is another clutter nightmare. Shoes, memory boxes, bedding, it all seems like there is no where else to keep this stuff. Well, if you have done your job right in the closet, you may have just gained a place. But, you can also find simple solutions to your storage problem here too. Purchase bed lifts to maximize the space you have under your bed for storage. You can also try using space bags to hold your seasonal bedding. Space bags allow you to suck all of the air out of the bag so that the bag and bedding within it becomes smaller and easier to store. Bins that have wheels on them and easily slide out from under your bed is also an easy way to store items but still keep them close at hand.
Again reducing clutter is about assessing the items you have an figuring out if it is worth keeping them. Ask yourself questions about the item. Have you used it within the past year? Do you have another one that is possibly better then this one? Is it broken? Are you keeping this item because it makes you feel guilty? It is out of style and therefore no longer worth keeping? These questions can be hard to answer sometimes but when you stay focused on having a nice, clean, organized living environment, I am sure that you will be able to be honest with yourself and get rid of the things that you really do need to get rid of.
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