Here are some ways to eliminate clutter in your own home:
- Remove things you don’t use on a daily basis. In the kitchen, that means putting away the juicer; in the
family room, toss all the magazines and books you’ve been meaning to read for years. Try to make your
rooms look spacious and airy
- Organize shelves. Remove knick knacks and photographs.
- Get rid of excess furniture. Make it easy to walk through rooms. Try to create an open floor plan.
- Don’t forget about closets. Removing excess clothing from bedroom closets or towels from linen closets
makes them appear larger. Everything should be neatly arranged and folded.
- Clear walls. If you have a lot of photographs or paintings, consider removing some. A more minimalist
look gives the appearance of a larger space.
- Remove heavy curtains. Simple blinds or even bare windows let in more light and are more pleasing to
the eye. Ornate curtains or other window treatments are visual clutter.
- Stow possessions in closed storage. Rather than using open shelving, for example, use a storage unit
with drawers and doors. Or stash extra blankets in a trunk at the foot of your bed rather than the closet.
- Be honest when assessing your stuff. If you really don’t need it, get rid of it. You can trash it, hold a
garage sale, donate it or sell it on eBay. Just think: The more you get rid of, the less you have to pack and move.
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