It can prove very difficult to de-clutter a small space, especially when you have five people (3 kids) living in 1300 sqare feet. Of course, storage bins and beds designed to maximize the same are useful, but there are other things you can do to help maximize the little space you have.
For starters, you might want to take a look at what toys are being played with and which ones are left in toy wasteland. If toys don't apply then consider the sentimental value on things that are taking up valuable space. Once you determine which toys and brick-a-brack (yes it does feel like a brick) are cluttering your area consider donating them to those less fortunate. You will be helping others, and depending on the value of your items you may even have a substantial tax write off. Try doing this personal inventory and sweep every quarter or semi-annualy and you will find yourself with much more space, less clutter and peace of mind.
Tune in next time for more adventures in dec-cluttering.
Posted on 1/14/11 at 9:51 AM