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Decluttering and Organizing Your Home: Start the New Year With a Fresh Space

Get a fresh start for the new year! A clutter-free and organized home can be just the beginning you need to transform your year from chaos  to comfort

Whether you need to clear out a single closet or do a deep cleaning of your entire home, there’s no better way to get a fresh perspective for the new year than with a fresh, clean home. In this blog post, our team at Saf Keep Storage will guide you through the power of decluttering and offer practical tips to organize your home for the new year.

Why Decluttering Is Important

According to Utah State University, there’s a wide range of mental health benefits that come from decluttering. These benefits include a sharpened focus, boosted mood, and a positive wave of productivity. Cleaning your home could be your perfect fresh start to the new year.

How To Declutter Your Home for the New Year

Out of the many new year storage habits you can develop, home organization skills are a great addition to your list. As you gain a better understanding of how important it is to declutter your home, the next step is where to start. Well, we’ve got you covered! Here are some tips to help you embark on the journey towards a more organized and harmonious home.

A person organizing clothing in baskets in their home.

Home Organization Tips

There’s a plethora of different home organization tips that can help you curate the perfect routine for keeping clutter at bay. Here are some of our favorite home organization ideas for you to try.

  • Schedule set times to declutter and clean
  • Focus on one room at a time
  • Group similar items together
  • Divide and conquer within each room
  • Keep countertops clear
  • Utilize vertical space

Closet Cleanout Tips

Declutter any crowded or packed closets in your home. Consider the items you use regularly in your closet and set them aside. After you determine which items you want to keep, you’ll be left with items you’re either on the fence about or want to donate or get rid of. For items you’re indecisive about, set them aside and come back to them later.

Garage Organization Tips

Like the rest of your home, we also have several great tips to organize your garage. First, set aside a day or weekend to clean your garage. Once your garage is clean, find a dedicated place for everything you want to keep in your garage. Keep the garage floor as clear as possible and utilize hooks for storage. Anything you don’t want back in your garage should be donated, sold, or discarded.

A woman holding knitted sweaters in preparation for organizing them.

What Are Some Rules of Home Decluttering?

Decluttering your home for the new year is a hefty but rewarding task. Here are some guidelines you can apply to your cleaning to help streamline the process. A popular decluttering technique you can utilize is the 12-12-12 rule. This rule consists of finding 12 items around the home to keep, donate, and throw away. By applying the 12-12-12 rule or similar methods, you can help make decluttering your home feel like a breeze.

Additional Resources to Help You Declutter Your Home

Sometimes, you need a helping hand with decluttering your home and making more room in general. The best thing you can do to help create that much-needed space is rent a self storage unit. Self storage will not only keep your belongings secure at a centralized location but offer a convenient way to clear out your home without getting rid of cherished or seasonal items. In addition, there’s also a long list of services and amenities  that come with storage units.

To get a better idea of how self storage works, take a look at our moving guide.

Rent the Best Self Storage for Decluttering at Saf Keep Storage

In need of the best self storage for your home decluttering? There’s no better place to go to than Saf Keep Storage. With countless residential storage solutions for you to choose from, it’s not a matter of whether you’ll find your perfect storage solution. It’s a matter of when you’ll find it here with us. Find your nearest Saf Keep Storage location and rent your perfect self storage solution for decluttering today!


  December 28, 2023 in Storage Tips

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