Declutter Your Home in the New Year
February 4, 2021
Now that you’re enjoying more time indoors, you may notice that you could use a little more organization throughout your home. If 2020 brought an abundance of extra things into your living space, then 2021 is all about getting rid of what you don’t need — and keeping the things that serve a purpose in your daily life!
At McKee Builders, we believe that 2021 is your time to enjoy your moments at home without the stress of unnecessary clutter. Finally, with a fresh, new home, you can create the atmosphere that you love to be surrounded by, day and night. Take a look at our favorite tips for decluttering your home.
How To Declutter Your Home
Decide What To Store
Before you start, it’s a good idea to “assess your mess” and make a decision about how much storage you may want to buy. Go through each room and envision the bins you’ll need to keep everything clean and tidy, whether it’s fabric bins for your grandchildren’s toys or plastic bins for a food pantry.
Use Your Doors
Don’t underestimate the versatility of doors! The back of a door can be a life-saver. For instance, if a secondary bedroom is becoming tight, an over-the-door organizer, shoe rack, or hook rack will free up space while storing everything from shoes and jackets to hats, belts, scarves, and everything else.
Clean Your Closet
First things first, ask yourself: “Do I really need it?” Donate items you don’t wear or don’t make you feel great, and keep the items you love. (If you haven’t worn something in the past year, give it a new home!) You’ll be amazed at how much easier (and more enjoyable) it is to step into a clean, organized closet.
Free Up Your Fridge
Now more than ever, takeout meals make your evenings so much easier. (Thank you, local restaurants!) But because those boxes, containers, and bags take up so much space, make sure to put food in your own tupperware and label them with the date you ordered the food. You can also do a complete “refrigerator overhaul” — take everything out, throw old items away, and keep what you need.
A beautiful storage ottoman is not only a comfortable seat in your bedroom or great room, it’s a great way to keep items off the floor. Similarly, functional and stylish ladder shelves are perfect for picture frames, candles, succulents, watches and jewelry, books, and so much more.
You may have certain recipes that you can’t live without, but you don’t need whole cookbooks sitting in your kitchen. One way to free up extra space is to scan the recipes you use and love from cookbooks, cut out your favorites from magazines, and organize them into clear pages in a binder or folder.
If you’re ever feeling overwhelmed, a great way to destress is to do simple tasks (even as simple as making a bed or two)! A few quick ways to clear your home — and your mind — are to fluff up and organize the pillows on your couch, straighten up your rugs, dust off counters and windows, and wipe down tables.
With a little decluttering in your spacious and comfortable home, you’ll start off every day with a breath of fresh air! For more information about our homes and communities, please contact us at 610-549-4208.