Do you have a small house or apartment? Does it seem like you're constantly running out of room to keep things? Decluttering is an essential aspect of living in any home, although it may seem difficult at times. When your home is full of items, it may even seem like an impossible task. Fortunately, there are things you can do to make the decluttering process easier. Some things you can start doing include:
Go room by room: Trying to tackle the home as a whole will just leave you tired and frustrated. Without a focus, you could work several hours on the house as a whole and not seem to be getting anywhere. Going room by room will allow you to more easily see your progress and how far you've come since you began. You may even want to consider taking before and after photographs so that you can see exactly how much progress you're making. In order to give yourself an early victory, focus on the smallest or least cluttered room first. Completing this room will help give you the mental energy to handle the larger and more crowded rooms in your home.
Rent a storage unit: When decluttering, it can be all too easy to accidentally misplace or throw out items of importance. Because of this, you should avail yourself of your local self storage services to rent a small storage room. As you come across things that you definitely want to keep, put them into a plastic tote or simply put them in your car. When you've got a car full of items, take everything to the storage unit. Of course, since the point is to get rid of things that you no longer need, try not to be tempted by the self storage services to get a larger unit to keep most of your stuff in.
Make a donation pile: If you're like most people, part of the reason why your home is so cluttered is because you hate the thought of throwing away perfectly good items. In addition to using the local self storage services to keep your precious belongings, make a pile of items to be donated. As long as these things are still in relatively good condition, their new owners will be able to put them to good use instead of you throwing them out and having them taking up space in your local landfill.