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Keep, Store, Donate, or Trash: How to Declutter Your Apartment

Decluttering is an important step to creating more space and comfort in your apartment, especially because apartment square footage comes at a premium in Manhattan. Using storage units after decluttering around your apartment, you can create more space for yourself to relax and spread out. Continue reading to learn the essential steps to decluttering your apartment.

Examine Closets and Storage Areas

When you have an apartment, you likely have many areas of storage. Closets, extra rooms, storage units, and other creative spaces can quickly become filled with old clothes, holiday decorations, and rarely-used items. To start your decluttering process, go through each room and closet individually. Do not become overwhelmed; as you complete each room, decluttering will become easier and more manageable.

Make Dedicated Piles of Items

The key to successful decluttering is to make manageable piles that are designated for certain tasks. A “keep” pile will include the items that you use regularly or have deep sentimental value. A “donate” pile will be clothes, furniture, or other items that are in good condition and you no longer use or want. A “trash” pile will consist of the items that are not in good condition or are broken. A “store” pile will contain the leftover items that are used at least once a year, such as holiday decorations or seasonal items. These can go into a safe storage space until you need them.

Be Firm While Decluttering

It is important to be firm with yourself while decluttering your apartment. Be honest about the clothes that you do not wear or the items that you no longer use. Once you can be rid of this clutter, your apartment will look and feel wider and more comfortable to live in.

Chelsea Mini Storage can help you create space and have the apartment you have always wanted. With our short- and long-term storage units near Manhattan, your apartment will be decluttered in no time. Please visit us online or call us at (212) 564-7735 to learn more about our available storage units.