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De-Clutter – A Necessary Process Before Creating Bespoke Storage Solutions
We create bespoke storage solutions for customers throughout the home and in business places, even hotels and guest houses. This could be walk-in wardrobes or fitted furniture in the lounge, home office or workplace . But, there can be one issue: what is it that you have to store?
In some cases, like designing walk-in wardrobes, the solutions are a little easier to come across. But in other rooms, it can be more difficult. De-cluttering, the process of sorting through items may be what is needed before our design team arrive.
But how can you see what it is that really needs storing?
What is De-Cluttering?
De-Cluttering is not just about ‘getting rid of stuff’ but about putting it into some kind of order. This way, you can see what it is you have and the best solutions for not only storing it but accessing it too. It follows that as you set yourself a de-cluttering programme, you will recycle or give away things.
But how can you start?
It is an Emotional Undertaking
De-Cluttering is for many people, an emotional undertaking. It may mean getting rid of things that may mean something to you but if you have no use for them or if they are cluttering your space, they need to find a new home. So how can you order your items and thoughts?
- Pick 5 items – choose five things and decide whether to keep or recycle/give away. If you do decide to keep them, you need to find a place for them ‘to live’. Where is the best place? If you find you are keeping everything, you need to start asking some serious questions.
- 1 area at a time – it may be the bookcase, the kitchen cupboards, the cupboard under the stairs, the wardrobe… wherever you decide to start, stick with that one area. Don’t underestimate the amount of time it takes to go through things. You are not just tidying up, you are going through things and either recycling or keeping them.
- Recycle straightaway – we have all done it: sorted through the wardrobe and had a great sort out but the piles of clothes to be recycled just sit in a heap until someone can be bothered to go to the charity shop or clothing bank. Make the recycling bit part of the whole decluttering process: it is a great feeling when it’s done!
- Have a reward – what is it that you want to achieve? We think that by following a de-clutter plan and being able to see what you want to keep use and store, you should reward yourself and fitted furniture is a great way of doing that. So, get sorting through those clothes and shoes, line up your designer handbags, or sort out the office files and equipment then let our design team work their magic for you!