De-Clutter, Store, and Soar: Spring Cleaning Tips with Self Storage Solutions


March 2nd, 2023

Declutter with a Self Storage Unit

Warm weather is around the corner, so it is almost time to start Spring cleaning and decluttering. Decluttering your whole house can seem like a daunting task, but it can be a gratifying experience with a little planning and effort. Once your home is decluttered, keeping it fresh, clean, and decluttered will make be so much easier. From learning how to plan your decluttering projects to how to keep your home organized with self-storage, IncaAztec Self Storage has got you covered. Dive into our spring decluttering tips and start freshening up your living space.

Set a goal: Start by setting a goal for what you want to achieve with your decluttering project. This can be as simple as wanting to eliminate one box of items or as complex as wanting to declutter your entire house. Whatever your goal is, with the right plan, you can achieve it.

Plan your approach: Decide on a plan for tackling your decluttering project because, without a plan, it is easy to get overwhelmed and sidetracked from your ultimate goal. It would be best if you worked room-by-room or focused on a specific category of items (like clothes, books, or kitchenware) before moving on to the next. Before beginning any big decluttering project, begin by starting a checklist with the list of rooms that you want to declutter and what you want to achieve in each of them. It is also important to set a deadline to be done decluttering. Without a set timeframe, you are less likely to procrastinate on achieving your decluttering goals.

Start small: Begin by decluttering a small area, like a single drawer or shelf. This can help you build momentum and confidence to work through the larger areas of your house. One of the biggest deterrents for those considering decluttering their homes is that it can feel like such a huge undertaking. Giving in to this feeling of overwhelm usually results in a job half done or never starting in the first place. We recommend reminding yourself that this is not a one-day project and that it's actually better for it to be done over time. In fact, experts strongly recommend that you do not try to do it all in one day. Doing a little bit each day will allow you to see progress without feeling overwhelmed. Setting a timer to work for only 30 minutes or an hour at a time can be very helpful. Some experts even recommend starting with 5 minutes at a time as long as those minutes are focused and uninterrupted. Having a timer set will increase focus and help to avoid distraction from the task at hand. It's helpful to schedule yourself to work a little each day, but only for a set amount of time.

Sort items into categories: As you declutter each area, sort the things into categories like "keep," "donate," "sell," or "throw away." Be honest about what you need and use, and try not to hold onto things just because you feel guilty or sentimental or hope one day the item will be useful or fit again. Once you have sorted the items, be sure to take the next step in either donating or selling the unwanted items. Don't let the items sit around your house, taking up space after you have already made a choice to get rid of them.

Find homes for the things you keep: Once you've decided what to keep, find a specific home for each item so that it's easy to find and put away in the future. This is the most important step in decluttering your home, as it lets you see how much space the items you want to keep actually take up. If you find that you really don't have the space to safely store all the items in your keep pile, then it is time to rent a self-storage unit or declutter further.

Maintain your progress: Make decluttering a regular habit by setting aside time each month to go through your possessions and get rid of anything you no longer need or want. Remember, decluttering is a process, not a one-day event, so be patient with yourself and celebrate your progress along the way!

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