There are a lot of reasons why your home might feel more cramped and small than you would like. Of course, one reason might just be that it’s not very big. However, a much more common reason is that, despite having a decent amount of space, your home is just too full of junk. When we think of a home filled with junk we imagine something from an episode of Hoarders. However, the truth is that most of us are guilty of keeping stuff that we should have gotten rid of long ago. With that in mind, here are some ways to stop junk from taking over your home.
Be brutal about what you keep
When you first start getting rid of stuff, it can be tempting to justify keeping pretty much everything. After all, everything is going to have at least some kind of sentimental value to it. However, the key is to be brutal about what you actually use and what you can’t bear to part with. Everything else can either be sold, given away, or thrown in the trash. If you’re throwing a lot of stuff away then skip hire might be a good idea. However, if you’re getting rid of stuff that’s still usable then there are plenty of charity shops who will happily take it.
Store what you don’t want to throw away
Of course, sometimes you find yourself unable to part with things that you simply don’t have space for. If that’s the case then you may want to store them away. Whether you put them in the attic or you have a dedicated storage unit, keeping stuff tucked away for when you either have more space or for when you actually want to use them can be the best way to hold onto things you love without letting them take over your home. Not only that but you can even rotate things like decorations in your home so that you can enjoy all of them without having to make your home feel over cluttered or busy.
Don’t let things build back up
Of course, there’s no point putting in all of this effort if you’re just going to turn around and let all of the junk build back up again. It’s a good idea to start thinking more intensely about the kinds of things that you’re doing in order to prevent your home from getting full of junk again. Living in a more stripped back and minimalist way comes with a lot of benefits, not least that it’s a whole lot harder to fill your home with clutter all over again.
It’s not always easy to get rid of stuff from your home, especially if it has memories attached to it. However, the truth is that if you let your home get filled with clutter then it’s never going to look the way that you want it to. Sure, you don’t have to become a total minimalist, but making space in your home is one of the very best ways to turn it into a more stylish and comfortable environment.