Are you a start-up business with no place to put your excess stocks in? Or, have you moved into a new place lately and you figured that you can’t fit some of your stuff in your new place? Either way, I think it is obvious that you need one thing: You need space. For many of us space is a luxury. After all, renting out a big place or house can really cost a lot and not all of us can afford it given the monthly budget that we have. As much as we would want to rent places with wider spaces, we still need to remain practical and make do with whatever looks good for the budget.
If you are having problems trying to make everything fit in your home or office, then it’s probably time to do some decluttering. We will teach you how to deal with your extras later on in this article. First things first, you need to trim down the items that’s taking up space in your home! Here is how you can effectively declutter:
Organize Per Room
You might think that all of this can be pretty overwhelming and that you will not have enough time for it. However, a big task can be made doable if you cut it down into smaller chunks. If you have multiple rooms in the house or apartment, you can divide the work per room. If time is something you can’t afford to lose, you can always do one room during your spare time – or minimize the scope even further and just deal with a certain section of the room (e.g. cabinet or dresser first). It doesn’t matter if you take baby steps. The important thing to do is to start. You’ll be surprised how your little efforts can pile up and achieve one major objective (read more).
Only Keep What’s Necessary
There are essentials and then there’s clutter – you have got to know to differentiate between the two, especially when you have started organizing your things. In the end, you only need a minimal number of belongings to live comfortably; anything in excess will just get in the way and occupy much needed space. To organize your things better, you must determine which things are indispensable and which ones you can do without. To do this effectively, you just have to follow something very simple: The 6-month rule.
Follow The 6-Month Rule
For many, hoarding behaviors aren’t made known to themselves until it has been pointed out by another person. I mean, we just naturally accumulate things as if it’s the natural thing to do. After all, we did pay for most of things we have at home. It would only be normal for us to want to keep it. However, we must always remember that space is precious. Hoarding tendencies can unnecessarily clutter the home and you end up with a sloppy and disorganized place of rest. This will definitely not do give you the peace of mind you badly want to have. In order to catch yourself from emulating such hoarding behaviors, the best thing to do is to follow the 6-month rule.
But, what is this rule exactly?
The 6-month rule states that anything you haven’t used for the past 6 months – let alone thought about using – is something that you really don’t need in your present life. It could be that these things have already outlived their purpose and they are left sitting in one corner of the house gathering dust.
While you may have hesitations about letting them go because you’re convinced that you can use them again in the future, just think about how soon in the future you might actually use them. You see, if you haven’t used something in the past 6 months, chances are that you won’t be using them anytime soon anyway.
No matter how you look at it, the best thing to do is to put them away. Take note that I purposely said “put” and not “throw” them away. Just because they’re gathering dust now doesn’t mean you can’t make better use of them in the future. But at least for the meantime, you may want to keep them some place where they won’t be a bother – like an entreposage, for example.
What is an Entreposage?
Entreposage means “Storage” and in Quebec, you can rent out mini versions of it for an affordable price! While renting a big warehouse or storage facility can cost a lot, mini entrepot Quebec can help you free up space at home or in the office for a very cheap price. Like I said in the previous paragraphs, decluttering your home or place of business is necessary to achieve a better atmosphere. Clearing out objects that are not essential for you at this time can help you achieve peace of mind. Still, that does not mean you should just throw them out like they’re not worth anything!
For example, you probably have Christmas decorations lying around your home. If you’re living in a small to medium-sized house, you probably don’t have an attic or basement to keep all the decorations in once the holiday season is over. Instead of throwing them out and buying new ones once the yuletide season kicks around again, you can temporarily have them stored in an entreposage near you. Here are more creative tips: https://www.becomingminimalist.com/creative-ways-to-declutter/.
This is the most practical and convenient way to store items you have at home that do not have to serve their purpose at this time. When the time comes that you need them back, you can easily grab them from the mini storage and put them to good use again. The same goes for small businesses who want to safely store goods away. Having a large inventory can take up lots of space in the office or shop so renting an affordable, mini entreposage is a better way to store stocks.