The average home is filled with some complete junk that accumulates over the years. As a species we seem to like holding on to things that serve no purpose anymore. Have a think about everything you keep hold of. Is there anything wasting space that you never intend to use again? I bet there’s also things you have that you think will come in handy down the line, but the truth is you’ll probably never use them, even though you think you will.
You can improve the look of your home by getting rid of everything. Automatically you will create a much more hospitable living space. The great thing about letting go of things is the amount of stress that will lift off your shoulders. No longer will you need to rummage for anything, because you will only keep the stuff you really need. It means nothing important gets lost in between all the crap.
Start in the garage
You’re probably even scared to go inside your garage at the moment. If your like most people you probably have junk up to the ceiling. Things you’ve had for years and casually forgot about. Not anymore. Get rid of it. It’s seriously going to make you feel a lot better.
Wait until one weekend when you don’t have much planned, throw on some glad rags and get to work. Be sure not to throw out anything you really can’t do without. We all get caught up in the moment sometimes and take things too far.
Hit the kitchen
What about all those kitchen appliances that are sat around gathering dust. If you don’t think you have any, have a look inside the cupboards and see what you find. You might use a lot of the stuff, but there’s going to be some things in there you will never have any use for.
Think about all the space you could save for more important stuff. You might even get some money for them if you decide to sell. Another thing is plates and cutlery. How many people live in your house and how much do they eat? You only really need a maximum of two things per person, and that’s being generous. You have a perfectly good sink to wash them when you’re done.
What about the bedroom?
Take a look at how many clothes you own compared to the amount of wardrobes and drawers you have. Is it possible to fit your clothes into the same ones and throw out any you don’t need? If you can get rid of any the wardrobes and drawers it’s going to add a lot more space in the room.
The same thing goes for anything else lying around the room you don’t need. If you have any chairs you don’t sit on there’s no point in having them around. Even if you only use them once a year it’s still a waste of space. Have a look under the bed, because we always keep a lot of crap under there that could go.
You could go on
That’s you already half way through your house and already you’ve seen the amount of things that could get skipped. Start small and get rid of a little at a time. If you feel a lot better about it you can work your way up to some of the bigger stuff. You’ll be glad you did.
The author of the article, Jen, is a home improvement expert and shares interesting tips and advice through guest posting. She writes guest posts for River Oaks Fence Company, leading fence builders in Houston.