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If you’ve got so many possessions you find it difficult to store them, you’re extremely blessed. Most people in the world are scraping the bottom of the barrel just to make ends meet. So though it can feel overwhelming to have many possessions, it’s a good thing, and you need to manage those items carefully.
Following we’ll explore a few ways to keep your home organized. There are many different tactics to consider, and certainly these may not all be right for you. Still, generally, the following tips should help you manage your home in a way that’s simple, straightforward, and easy to maintain.
Clean Everything Up
Your first step toward clear home organization is figuring out what you’ve got to deal with. Set yourself a day, or a week, where you go through your entire property with a fine-toothed comb and clean it up as best you can. Deep clean it. Start from the bottom of the house and go to the top—clean the exterior, too
Throw Away Garbage, or Have a Garage Sale
Once you’ve got the whole house cleaned up, you’ll be able to get a better idea of where you’ve got junk. Say, for example, that you taught an elementary school class for ten years before doing something else. Smart teachers keep all their classroom materials; this saves time and money between school years. But they often keep those materials unnecessarily.
If you’ve got ten boxes full of posters that have goofy smiling cartoon characters and educational materials, but you can’t give that stuff to another teacher, or use it with children, or grandchildren, it’s basically garbage. There may be some deep memories tied up in it, but once you’ve passed on, will anyone know?
Memorabilia of this kind may have sentimental value, but otherwise it just clogs up space. Get rid of it. Throw it out. Have a bonfire if you’re one of the more dramatic kinds out there. After you’ve cleaned, you’ll know exactly where you’ve got droves of unnecessary things.
You can profit from these items, too. One man’s trash is another man’s treasure. Perhaps your move here will be finding all the things you no longer want, and having a garage sale. Here’s an article with some tips to help there.
Install Racks or Shelves
Say you’ve got a room with boxes floor to ceiling. Well, you could install some racks or shelves and free up the floor space, allowing you to install cabinets. Solid racks and shelving can compound the utility of a space. Certainly, sometimes you have things in storage that can’t be thrown away, and which accumulate. Plan for it, then, and install racks or shelves.
Look Into Specific Cabinetry Options
If you’ve got a situation where you’re not quite sure what to do, professional installers can really help you find the best solutions. If you haven’t before, you might consider collaborating using cabinet city.
There are cabinets of all shapes, sizes, and styles out there. Some are more costly than others, and some are very affordable. Options which can be built at home exist as well. Then there’s RTA cabinetry—that’s: Ready To Assemble.
It’s like a piece of IKEA furniture you can customize before it’s shipped to you. There are all sorts of cabinet options out there; some larger than others. Figure out what fits the décor of your home, and what will most effectively store what you need to.
Get in the Habit of Cleaning Up After Using Something
A big reason for cluttered storage issues is generally lax maintenance. Say you’ve got a party with some friends, and you bring out your vinyl collection and record player. Well, instead of leaving it in the living room for half a year, put it back right when you’re done.
At the very least, put it back where it’s supposed to be a morning after. Get in the habit of doing this whenever you take something out of storage, and you’ll maintain cleanliness easier, more efficiently, and almost effortlessly
More Efficiently Managing Your Possessions
Having possessions is a blessing. Over half the world is in poverty. But eventually, managing them becomes a real job. You need solid storage options. Clean up whenever you use something, look into cabinets, look into shelves, look into racks, throw out all the garbage, and generally keep your premises clean. These tips should help you manage storage better.