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Beat Clutter for Good

By Raymus Homes - 4-24-2023

At Raymus, we strive to build homes that are both beautiful and functional for our clients. That includes plenty of storage space. And that is because we know that reducing clutter can majorly impact your mood and mindset while you are at home, and storage spaces help you do that.

Clutter in the home can create stress, reduce productivity, and negatively impact mental health. Even when you have a lot of storage space, many people still find that they need to declutter from time to time. If you are tired of this cycle and are ready to kick clutter to the curb for good, putting these tips to use can help.

Find a Home for Everything

One of the most important steps in reducing clutter is ensuring that everything in your home has a designated spot. This means that you need to create storage space for your belongings and make sure that they are put back in their proper place when you're done using them.

Declutter Regularly

It's important to regularly go through household items and get rid of things that no longer serve a purpose or that you no longer use. This includes clothes, books, household items, and anything else that is taking up space in your home. Make it a habit to declutter regularly, whether it's once a month or once a season. If you have a piece of clothing or item that you have not used in the last year, you most likely won’t miss it.

Don't Procrastinate on Small Tasks

Procrastinating on small tasks can quickly lead to clutter buildup. Make it a habit to tackle small tasks as soon as they arise. For example, if a piece of mail comes in, deal with it immediately instead of letting it pile up. If hanging up a jacket will take less than a minute, just do it right away. Tackling tasks that take less than one minute immediately can really go a long way in preventing clutter.

Use Storage Solutions

Using storage solutions such as bins, baskets, and shelves can help keep your belongings organized and reduce clutter. Use clear bins or label them so that you can easily find what you're looking for.

Digitize Paperwork

Paper clutter can be a major source of clutter in the home. Consider digitizing important paperwork such as bills, receipts, and documents to reduce paper clutter. Use a scanner or take a picture with your phone and store the files digitally.

Be Mindful of What You Bring into Your Home

To prevent clutter buildup, it's important to be mindful of what you bring into your home. Think twice before making a purchase and consider if the item is something you really need or will use. A good rule of thumb that many have put into place is a one-in-one-out rule. So say you want to upgrade your dutch oven. Once you purchase a new one, donate or sell your old one. This will prevent duplicates from piling up.

As you surely can agree, reducing clutter in the home can have a positive impact on mental health, productivity, and overall well-being. If you put these tips into practice, you will be able to banish clutter for good and reap the benefits of a clutter free home.