Tips To Declutter For The New Year | A-AAAKey Mini Storage

Tips To Declutter For The New Year

January is the perfect month for starting with a clean slate. Whether decluttering your space was your New Year’s resolution or you’ve been inspired to be more organized, here are some tips to help you get on the right track.

Make a list and check it twice

The first step to tidying up your space is making a list of items you need to keep. This will help you determine which items to place into storage. It might be tricky, but this will help you in the long run.

If you have a lot of holiday decorations that need to be put away for the year check out our guide on storing holiday decor here.

Start small

Take a peek inside your cabinets and pantries and pull any unused food items, excess decor, magazines and books that don’t fit your needs any more.

Non-perishable food items that aren’t expired can be given to a food bank or shelter. You can either choose to recycle your magazines and books or donate them to a local library or children’s organization.

Interested in reducing your carbon footprint and decluttering your space? Read our blog post on storing your belongings in an eco-friendly way here.

Donate unwanted clothing

Giving away your old clothing will not only help you declutter your space, but it will also give you that warm, fuzzy feeling from helping others. There are plenty of organizations that are always in need of clothing especially during the winter months when supplies for jackets and sweaters are low.

The bulky items have got to go

Choose to get rid of bulky items. Furniture can consume a lot of space in your room. Your best option for parting with old furniture is selling it online on local sites like Facebook Marketplace, LetGo or OfferUp. Selling furniture can also add a few extra bucks in your wallet.

If you’ve grown attached to a desk or table set, put it away in storage. You can always retrieve these items later when you have more space.

Some items to consider placing in storage:

  • Furniture
  • Appliances
  • Electronics
  • Large children’s toys

Remember, less is more. Decluttering your home will ultimately create more possibilities for you to enjoy your space.

Have questions? We’re here to help. Ask an A-AAAKey Mini Storage / Key Storage representative about what options are available at your nearest location.