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One of the easiest ways to improve the value of your house is to de-clutter your home. A clutter free home adds living space to your residence. It also reveals carpet,wood flooring and wall space that needs repair.
Watch a tiny house television show and you'll learn how much you can do with a few hundred square feet of housing. But, you can't maximize your living space if boxes,clothes, shoes and household goods are cluttering your home.
Gain more living space in your current home
Picking unused goods off the floor is the first step. Chairs and end tables that you only use when company visits can be stored in the basement, garage or attic. Consider selling furniture that you don't use on websites like eBay and Letgo. Who knows? Earning the extra money could inspire you to rid your home of more unused items.
To maximize the space at your home, take these 10 easy steps. Make it easy on yourself.Give yourself two weeks to de-clutter.
- Place five large moving boxes in the room that you are going to de-clutter.
- Approach the process as if you were moving and each unused and unnecessary item cost you $20 if you kept it.
- Drop items that you are going to donate to charity into one moving box.
- Place items that you are going to sell online or at a yard sale in another moving box.
- Use sturdy plastic containers to store books in.Libraries, churches, schools and community youth organizations might be looking for the types of books that you are ready to shed.
- Pick seasonings, cans and food boxes off of kitchen counters. It might surprise you how much counter space you actually have after you move goods into cabinets.
- Store large kitchen utensils in large, bottom cabinets, leaving more room to store smaller utensils on top shelves.
- Stack videotapes, family photo albums and journals in cabinets at the bottom of entertainment centers.
- Add good lighting to rooms. Also, open blinds and drapes to invite more natural light inside your home.
- Set a goal to leave lots of open floor space in each room.
- Move coffee and end tables close to chairs and sofas.
- Walk through your home each month and toss out items that you know you are not going to use.
Take small steps if you must
Living in a clutter free home starts with your expectations. If the home you grew up in was filled with furniture, knick knacks, decorations, end tables and photographs,you might think that, in order for your home to feel warm and loving, it needs to be filled. You may feel like you're missing something or not being a good homeowner when you spot large amounts of empty space.
If this is the case, take small steps to de-clutter your home. Empty unnecessary furniture and knick knacks out of one room at a time. You could even start with your garage, basement or attic. Painting a room, installing blinds, drapes or another window treatment could ease the transition from a jammed packed room to a room that gives you more space to live in.