How to de-clutter your home without throwing anything away
4th Nov '20 • By Rohit Mankame
Have you ever been faced by a situation where you must throw away memorabilia because of clutter? Read this for the 7 ways of de-cluttering your home without dispensing anything!
If you have things that you would never want to throw away, whether they carry sentimental value or just because you don’t want to, you can always use your vertical space. If they complement the design of your room and add to your décor, don’t throw them away - instead display them on the wall. Be it your first guitar or your first vinyl, you can decorate your room or any wall in your home with memorabilia. Just remember to match the items first. Not all items will be suited for wall decoration. If you have trouble putting them up, you can always contact a local handyman to help you.
There are several options to declutter, from reuse to recycle to others. You will need to put in a bit more time and effort, a clearer conscience (and some extra money) makes it worthwhile!
What are the 7 ways to declutter your home without throwing things away?
Invest in Jars and Containers
For all things small and too good to be thrown out, you can always put them in jars and containers and securely store them away in your cupboard. This will not only keep your things organised but you will also be able to categorically store your items for later use! Large jars and containers that size up the area of your cupboard makes for the best use of space.
Add Drawers to Deep Shelves
Deep shelving all too often transforms into a dark pit. After all, there's almost no way to keep stuff clean and usable if your arm can't quite reach the back of the rack. By attaching slide-out drawers to deep bedroom or bathroom storage, you can tackle disorganisation so that you can make the most of every inch of available space. Reclaim deep cabinets in the kitchen and laundry space by adding roll-out storage for pots and pans, or even a laundry hamper.
Get Underbed Storage
Shoving as many things as you can fit under your bed doesn't count as organising. Instead, collect all the things you don't need every day (such as seasonal clothes or dress shoes) and group them together in sealable storage boxes that can be tucked out of sight and under a bed.
Having a secret storage under your couch, bed or stairs has many benefits. You can store away your belongings as well as de-clutter your home to make it appear mode tidy. Just make sure you keep everything organised so you can easily access items when you need them!
If you have a garage then there is likely no other place like it to store your belongings. Your garage will offer you the space, security and ease of storage that you wouldn’t normally find inside your home. Store your items in boxes and then categorise them by type and importance. If you have things that you want stored but visited often, put them on top so that you can access them with ease.
Add Shelves to a Cluttered Kitchen
Start adding extra shelving on empty walls instead of whittling down your kitchen items as you run out of room in the kitchen. Your freshly installed open shelving would leave your kitchen looking as clean as it does if it were locked away in a drawer, as long as you keep the plates perfectly arranged and glasses arrayed side by side.
Invest in Furniture with Storage
Small-space gurus recognise that buying furniture that has more than one purpose is often best. You can find a living room ottoman that can do more than hold up your feet if you buy smart. A storage ottoman looks much like a cosy seat from the outside, but it's really a smart hiding place on the inside for heavy pillows, covers, and more, artfully hiding the junk from the world.
Recycling and Rubbish Removal
You'll still also have some household waste, after all the upcycling and storing the other clutter. There are options to remove your household rubbish that can make your heart feel a little better if you don't simply want to see it all in the dump.
Decluttering might feel like an incredible process, and it might seem frightening to see the amount of stuff thrown away. But it can be enjoyable and inexpensive to organise your home by upcycling, repurposing and recycling, and you can enjoy all the benefits of a beautiful and organised home.