We can have big houses and still not have enough space. That is because the truth is, we accumulate stuff almost every day. It can be because we are compulsive shoppers and we just can’t help buying things that we see at the store or when we browse online. Or, we get a lot of gifts that often remain unused because we don’t really need them.
All of these things get piled up everywhere in the house, especially the garage. And now, you have to park your car outside because there is just no more room inside your property.
The good thing is, all this can change. You can create more room in your house by de-cluttering. Start by spending one weekend cleaning up your closet, then your cupboards, then the other rooms in the house. You will realize that you have so many things that you do not use anymore or have never used at all. That means that you do not need these things in your life. They are just lying there, adding to the mess in your house.
Now, you have to decide what to do with these unused things. Get two to three big boxes and segregate them. You can label them according to how you will classify your stuff—For Resale, For Charity, For Trash—or whatever you would want to do with your stuff. Add more boxes as needed.
After you have segregated everything, get to moving and post photos in online classifieds of the things that you want to sell and deliver the stuff that you are going to give away. And by all means, dump the rest in the trash. When all of that is done, use the vacuum cleaner to rid your house of all the dust that has been stimulated because of your little de-cluttering project.
In the end, you will not only create a more room in your house but you have also cleaned it from the dust that has gathered there for a very long time.
Do this de-cluttering activity at least once in every two years and you will not have a problem with storage anymore. Plus, you get a cleaner home.
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