How to declutter your home and make it look more spacious

If you’re struggling to move around your home and you seem to find yourself in clutter, now is a good time to get organised and make more room in your home.

Removing clutter from your home is a process so don’t expect to transform your home overnight. With that said the tips we are going to share in this article will make a big difference to the amount of space you have in your home.

Here are some of the best decluttering tips that you can use in your home.

Clear all of your surfaces

Have you noticed when the surfaces in your home are dirty the rest of the house looks terrible? The surfaces in your home are one of the first things you will see and keeping them clean and without clutter is going to make your home look more spacious.

With your surfaces, you will want to remove clutter from them. Put any items that are taking up space on your worktops into cupboards and draws and then give your surfaces a dust over.

Buy furniture with built-in storage

Most of us have too much clutter in our homes because we simply don’t have enough storage so items get left hanging around. When buying furniture for your home be sure to buy furniture with built-in storage.

Built-in storage will allow you to hide any clutter out of sight, which will make your home seem larger and more spacious. You can buy beds, mirrors, settees and chairs with built-in storage so whichever room you have the clutter in there are always options available.

Have a decluttering process that works for you

No one wants to be tidying their homes all of the time. So make a decluttering schedule that works for you. Whether you remove the clutter once a week, once a month or anything in between.

Having a process that works for you will mean that you don’t feel pressure to clean your home every day.  

Have a designated clutter draw

We all have items that we don’t need but don’t want to throw out. These items can be stored in a designated junk/clutter draw. That way you know where they are but they don’t take up room in your home and make it look messy. This isn’t to say you should throw all of your junk into a draw, just the items you don’t want to throw out.

Get rid of any items you don’t need

Items that you don’t need can be thrown in the bin, sold on the internet or in local garage sales or you can donate them to charity. There are many charities that would love donations and you can find them by either searching online or asking in local Facebook groups.

Getting rid of items you don’t need is a great way of giving them a second life while making more room in your home for your own furniture.

Invest in storage

There may be larger items that you don’t want to get rid of but they don’t fit in your home either. For these types of items, you should consider investing in a storage unit.

A storage unit is a great place to keep some of your larger furniture such as beds, cots, settees, exercise equipment and more. Storage facilities are very common these days and there are more than likely a few storage businesses close to you right now.  

If you do decide to invest in a storage unit, be sure to only rent the size you need as you will pay more for larger units.  

Buy the right furniture

A 5 seater sofa may look nice in your home but if it doesn’t fit right then you will regret the purchase after a few months. Instead of buying furniture that doesn’t suit your home start thinking about furniture that compliments it.  

Furniture comes in all shapes and sizes so take your time to research the best types for your home. It may be the case that a long sofa wouldn’t work, whereas an “L” shape sofa would be more suited to your home.

Making smart furniture choices is a great way of making your home feel more spacious.

 

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