Everyone’s felt the euphoria that comes with buying something new. But, there comes a time when you need to declutter.
Check out these smart ways to create more space. No matter which tip you choose, you’ll clear out your home and have a much more pleasant and clutter-free vibe.
1. Donate Used Items
It’s easy to throw out whatever you don’t want to keep, but that leads to more junk sitting in landfills. Donate things instead, if they aren’t too used or damaged.
No matter what you have, there’s always someone in need who could use it.
2. Host a Garage Sale
If you have a driveway or a yard, you can always host a garage sale. Check with your local government to see if you need any permits first. But, it’s great to do a garage sale around the holiday season. People will be out looking for gifts. Before your sale begins, read some helpful tips to make it a success.
3. Sell at an Auction
Many people hold onto their belongings until those items qualify as vintage. Older pieces and collectibles are easy to sell at an auction and may sell for a higher price than at a yard sale.
Before you take anything to a public auction, get a professional appraisal to find the right prices for your belongings. So that you don’t end up underselling your items.
4. Advertise Your Stuff Online
People buy stuff off the internet all the time. You can choose from popular websites to reach the biggest audience for what you’re selling. This method gives you access to niche groups, like websites dedicated to antique dolls or Hot Wheels from the 90s.
After taking a picture of your stuff with good lighting, writing a good description and posting about it, you could make money without ever leaving your house.
5. Use MakeSpace for storage
Some items are hard to part with, especially if you might need them again or are emotionally attached to them. For such items, find the right storage options. One such perfect option is MakeSpace– a full-service storage solution. Your stuff is picked up, then stored securely and brought back to you whenever you need it.
6. Weigh Your Options
The best thing you can do to get rid of your stuff is weigh your options. Whether you donate, store or sell your stuff, you’ll end up with more space in your home and a less stressful, cluttered life.
AUTHOR: KACEY BRADLEY
Kacey Bradley is the blogger behind The Drifter Collective, an eclectic lifestyle blog that expresses various forms of style through the influence of culture and the world around us. Along with writing for her blog, she has written for sites like U.S. News, SUCCESS, Guides for Brides, Hotel Online and more!