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Keep, Purge, or Toss: Tips for Clearing Clutter

Spring is here, which means it’s time to start thinking about clearing the clutter from your house, garage, or self-storage unit . It can feel overwhelming to start the process, especially if you’ve been putting it off for some time. However, it’s much easier when you go step-by-step and have a plan in place before you begin. Simple steps such as tackling one room at a time can make the process go much smoother. Keep reading for more tips on clearing clutter from your home. 

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Separate Your Piles

As you begin to go through your belongings, you’ll probably find a variety of things you haven’t seen or thought about in quite some time. Keep your sorting organized by making three separate piles: one for items you definitely want to keep, one for items you definitely don’t need, and one for items you’re not sure about. You can donate the stuff you don’t need and receive a tax write-off, or have a yard sale to make a little extra cash. For the items you want to keep, think about where you’ll put them once the cleaning process is over. If you don’t have enough room, consider renting a self-storage unit to store those items you don’t want to get rid of, but don’t need on a daily basis.

Enlist Help

It’s easy to get distracted when you’re trying to clear clutter , which is why it can be helpful to have a buddy help with the process. Your friend will help you stay on task, and can serve as a voice of reason if you run into things you don’t know what to do with. When you work with someone else, you may have less of a tendency to get sentimental over your clutter, which means a more efficient and effective process. It’s also helpful to have an extra set of hands when you’re taking boxes to your storage space.

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