Decluttering With Storage Before a Sale or Redecoration

Posted on August 4, 2016 by Thomas Firbank Removals

Storage can be an absolute Godsend if you’re getting ready to sell up or needing to clear rooms while you redecorate. At Thomas Firbank Removals, we have first-rate storage facilities  that can take care of all your belongings for as long as (or short) as you need. But in addition to storage, there are other procedures you can employ in order to give your home a thorough refreshing and chief among them is decluttering. Some people’s shoulders sag just reading that word. They fear the seemingly Herculean task of going through everything, having to be ruthlessly unsentimental about what to keep and what to discard. It can all seem too much. But if you keep just a few tips in mind, decluttering is easy. Better still, it always has a knock-on effect to the morale because as the clutter disperses, so one’s mind is lightened and freed up. Here are some principles and ideas to keep in mind so that you can declutter with the best of them:

  • Make a conscious effort to stop new stuff from coming in. There’s little point in decluttering unless you are getting rid of more stuff than you’re taking in. Otherwise, you’re simply replacing one set of clutter with another. So stop it in any way you can. Decide not to buy stuff. Be less acquisitive, at least while the decluttering process is under way.
  • If you’ve given yourself enough time, you can make decluttering leisurely and free of pressure by simply getting rid of one thing a day. No one said decluttering had to be a frenzied undertaking to be completed within 24 hours.
  • Don’t worry about holding on to things in case they might some day have sentimental meanings. We do not need to invest inanimate objects with talismanic properties. A thing is just a thing. If it’s not serving you, it’s time for it to go.
  • Use a trick to work out which clothes need to go. Each time you wear an item, place it back on its hanger at the far-right end of the rail. Over time, the things you like will build up at that end and the things you don’t will be stuck at the other end.