6 New Year Resolution Ideas to Beat Clutter

It’s the time of year when our Sussex County, NJ storage customers start to turn their thoughts to making improvements for the new year. And when it comes to New Year’s resolutions, getting organized is the sixth most popular resolution in America! If you have decided to get organized and reduce clutter around the home, there are some simple things you can do to set yourself up for success. Here are our best ideas to beat clutter for the new year.

Give Your Car a Home

We know you probably were thinking inside the home. But starting the garage is one of the most cluttered places in our home! The key to keeping your garage organized is having a place for everything. Hanging things takes up little to no floor space and utilizes wall space that is typically left forgotten. Putting up a few shelves and hanging systems gives you a place to store plastic bins with items in them as well as larger items like bikes that will hang right on the wall to save space.

Purge, and Purge Often

Set aside a few hours a few times a year to get rid of things such as clothing you don’t wear, kitchen items you no longer use and old toys your kids have outgrown. If you follow the one-in-one-out rule-keeping your house clutter-free will become second nature. Just remember, every time you bring in something new (like a piece of clothing) get rid of one thing in its place.

Keep Your Kitchen Fresh

No one likes a messy kitchen. Not only can it be a distraction when you’re trying to cook, but coming home or waking up to dirty dishes won’t help your anxiety when it comes to clutter. Make a resolution to do the dishes before bed and wipe down the counters every time after cooking a meal.

A Place for Everything

This year, make a resolution to give everything a place in your home. It’s simple—make sure you have a space to store all those clothes. Use bins to hold remotes, chargers and small electronics. Have a designated spot for winter gear in the mudroom or entryway.

Create an Evening Retreat

Your bedroom is meant for rest, so it should be peaceful, and the biggest barrier to peace is usually clutter. Keep your bedroom clutter-free by adding some extra storage space this year. Under the bed storage is great because it is not visible, but still very easily accessible.

Give Your Stuff to Us

No, we don’t mean give-give. We mean, use our space to give you more space! Packing away infrequently used objects and clothing is the best way to tidy up. That, of course, leaves the problem of what to do with your neatly packed boxes. Allow us to come to the rescue with this. Self-storage is not as expensive or intimidating as many people think. Check out the best self-storage deals in Sussex County here.


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