How to get the effect of decluttering without getting rid of anything

When it comes to decluttering, most experts will recommend that the best way to carry out a successful decluttering session in your home is to get rid of anything that you no longer need, that you don’t want or is broken. If your problem is furniture and a lack of floor space the advice is usually to get rid of a couple of items to open up space in a room and make it feel less cluttered.

This is good advice, that is of course provided that you do actually have items that you rarely use and can afford to get rid of. If your clutter is the type of things that you do use on a regular basis, then it is most likely that your clutter is a simple case of having too many essentials and not enough space to store them. There are still plenty of things that you can actually do to improve the clutter in your home without actually getting rid of anything.

Space under the bed

If you currently use the space under your bed to just push things out of sight, then purchase some under bed storage boxes and store items properly. You might be surprised by just how much more you can fit under there when it is sorted properly. It will also look a lot neater, and the boxes will help to protect your belongings and make it easier to find the things you are looking for.

Tidy up

It sounds far too obvious but if you don’t have much room in your home, just leaving a few things out will make it appear very messy and cluttered. The first step to decluttering a room without actually getting rid of anything is to have a good tidy up. So, it is important to ensure that all your belonging have a home. When choosing furniture for a smaller home look for practical pieces that offer you hidden storage. Footstools with a storage compartment, coffee tables with drawers, bookshelves with cupboards – all of these can be really helpful when it comes to storing your belongings and keeping your home clutter-free.

Use space properly

Tidy spaces make it easier to store more things so take a few minutes to put things away properly. Draw dividers or racks are not just for the kitchen they can be a really clever ad very helpful tool in other rooms of the home as well, helping you to maximise space.

Many kitchens have a bit of a black hole, the space at the back of a deep cupboard where you can easily get to things. This can often result in space that you don’t use because you can reach it properly so keeping it tidy is impossible. Invest in some slide out drawers so that you can use this space to its full potential.

If you really want to declutter without getting rid of anything, then the first step is to make sure that you have as much storage as possible to help you keep that clutter under control.

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