Decluttering Tips from the Pros: How to Gain More Space

*In our materialistic culture, it’s way too easy to end up with too much stuff. Whether you’re trying to get rid of the junk from your aunt’s estate or need to combine households without going crazy, Gateway Dumpsters in Rochester has home decluttering tips that will make it easier for you to gain some breathing room without wearing yourself out in the process.

Decluttering Tips from the Pros: How to Gain More Space

  • Break up the work. Instead of trying to get through an entire home in a day, give yourself several days and hit one or two rooms a day. If you need to, break it down even further and hit part of a room a day in more extreme cases.
  • Take everything out. Once you’ve hit a space to declutter, take everything out so that you can determine how much of what you have. For example, if you have 38 towels for a solo household, some of those can certainly go, but you won’t know what you have until you open it up.
  • If it’s blown, let it go. If something has outlived its truly usable lifespan and doesn’t have sentimental value, toss it. Paper-thin sheets, towels without any nap left, tees that are too faded to read anymore – get rid of them.
  • Get creative with storage. If you have an issue with flat surfaces building up junk at the entry, get a pretty bowl or basket for your keys, purse, or similar items to live in when you get home, and keep everything else off that space.
  • Use the once a year and duplicates rule. If you haven’t worn it in a year and there’s no sentimental value, toss it. If you have duplicates of, say, a navy tee shirt, pick the most flattering one and get rid of the other, unless you need it for a uniform. 
  • Start with easy projects and limited time. Start with easy things you’re not attached to and set a timer for 15 minutes. Once that’s done, walk away for a bit, even if you’re not done yet. After a break, hit it for another 15 minutes.

When it comes to home decluttering, Rochester residents may find that they need more space than their garbage can allows for. In those cases, you’ll be happy to know that Gateway Dumpsters in Rochester offers residential  dumpster rentals, commercial rentals, and  junk removal services. Please feel free to contact us today with any questions, for more details, or to schedule a dumpster rental for your decluttering project

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