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Common Causes of Clutter and How to Stop It

No one likes clutter. It isn’t fun to look at and can stress you out. Sometimes it seems like you just have too much stuff, but you may not know how to solve the problem. DAK Self-Storage in Leesport is here to help!

The first step to solving your clutter problems is to identify the cause. Once you analyze why your home or room looks cluttered, you can figure out how to stop the problem. Below you will find some of the most common causes of clutter and tips on how to fix the problem.

Buying and Keeping Things You Don’t Necessarily Need

When you head into a mall or big box store, it can be easy to get swept up in all the fancy items on display. Even though you came with a specific list, you can walk out with more than you planned. Some of this stuff you may actually get good use out of, but other items may just end up sitting around your house or DAK Self-Storage unit. Once these items accumulate, you get clutter.

Becoming a minimalist can help you reduce the clutter. Only buy what you need. When you pick something up and go to put in in your cart ask yourself, “Do I really need this?” By being more critical about what you put in your cart, you can save your money and keep clutter away.

Saving Items You Never Use

Some items you may need for a specific event, but then you rarely or never use them again. Other times, we get duplicates of other items, but can’t seem to get rid of them. When you clean up, you may not get rid of it thinking you will need it someday. Then these items will just continue to sit in your home and collect dust.

A good way to solve this problem is to keep track of the last time you used each item. You can rent a DAK Self-Storage unit and store all your barely used items in it. If you didn’t have to come pick it up and use in over a year, you can probably get rid of it.

Not Purging Often Enough

It’s important to go through your possessions regularly and get rid damaged, stained, or unused items. If you don’t these items will just stay where you left them. Try to go through your wardrobe, junk drawer, garage, etc. every few months to keep your home clutter-free. It can be easy to procrastinate and put off sorting through clutter. When you haven’t seen your friends in a while, or a family member needs help, cleaning may get placed on the backburner. Other times you just need to relax for once.

Whatever the reason, you still want to get your home cleaned. One option is to tackle it in smaller steps. Break the job into smaller tasks, and tackle it in just a few minutes over multiple days. If you need to get rid of the mess faster, you can rent a DAK Self-Storage unit for a few months. You can view available DAK Self-Storage units here: https://ecom.quikstor.com/dakselfstorage/index.aspx?Action=rent.

Not Giving Everything a Place

Another problem you may run into when trying to clean up is not knowing where to put certain items. If an item doesn’t have a “home”, you can spend too much time figuring out where to put it. DAK Self-Storage recommends investing in home organization tools. Make use of shelving, hooks, organizers, etc. to keep your home looking neat. Having a “home” for every item also makes it easier to find specific items when you need them. Labels can also be useful for sorting smaller items in drawers or cabinets.

Lack of Time

Your life can get pretty busy. Sometimes we overcommit to various projects and meetings. You don’t want to let anyone down so you put off your own responsibilities and cleaning to help your loved ones. It is okay to tell your friends and family “no” every once and a while. If you’ve been meaning to clean your house, commit to it. Then you can get together with your friends and family another day and show off your hard work organizing your home.

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