Tips on How to Declutter and Make A Difference in London
When it comes to creating space at home, one of the first tasks you need to tackle is clutter. No matter how vigilant we are, it only takes a few idle things here and there to start off the cycle. After a while, we end up accumulating so many things in the house; we transfer it to the garage or loft. And before we know it – the garage and attic are full, and we start sending things to the spare room.
There is a solution, but it involves some bold action. Additionally, if you know one who’s the main hoarding offender in the family, try and keep them out of the process. Otherwise, you’ll find items reappearing that you were sure you had gotten rid of. One of the best things about decluttering is being able to help others in the process.
Ward Thomas’s Tips on Decluttering in London –
The real test for any decluttering project is to ask yourself – would I pay to store this? For example, if you pull out a tangle of wires out of a box in the garage, would you willingly pay to keep them? This also applies to things you might never use. If you rarely use something that you wouldn’t pay to store, then it needs to go.
How you get rid of these items is up to you. You should sell anything that’s worth money, give the items that can be used to your local charity shops, recycle or throw away anything that has little to no value. You can even give the money you raise by selling them to your favourite charity.
Be painstaking in your efforts, and make sure that the leading hoarder is not allowed to hijack the project. You may notice that a cherished old shirt with holes under each armpit somehow makes its way back into circulation.
If you would like to keep the items but need more space at home, storage is the best option. By using storage, you’ll be able to separate the things you want to keep without them taking up space. If they also happen to be valuable, you’ll be safeguarding them from damage and theft.
Different Ways You Can Support Your Local NPOs –
If you go online, you can find the local charities and non-profits organisations in your area that will accept donations of furniture and other items. Some places upcycle items, which means things like old clothes can be turned into padding for sports equipment. So, keep that in mind before you throw anything away.
Charity shops sell furniture on for very modest prices. People on low incomes rely on good quality items at reasonable prices. And the charity gets money, so it’s a win for everyone involved. You can create more space at home while other people are able to find affordable furniture and appliances.
If you use Ward Thomas for storage and you no longer want certain items, we will happily donate or arrange for a company to collect for recycling. A lot of recycling and upcycling organisations offer to collect your items, so contact them to inquire.
Ward Thomas – We’re Here to Help You with Your Decluttering Project
At Ward Thomas, we offer the best storage and removals in London. Every service we create is done with the utmost attention to detail. That’s why we’re known as the prestige removals and storage company in London. Every aspect of how we deliver our storage and removals services are done to perfection.
We regularly take part in community projects, and we believe that supporting our local NPOs and charities benefit everyone. Once you get rid of your clutter, you’ll create lots more space at home. You might even be able to start parking the cars in the garage again.
Living spaces are not meant to be packed with your belongings. You own your possessions; they should never take over your home or storage spaces. Using storage also helps you safeguard your valuables from theft or damage. It’s worth considering just how easy it is for a work of art to suffer damage due to damp or wet conditions.
If you’d like more information on how storage can create more space at home and reduce your clutter, contact us today. We’ll also happily assist with any furniture recycling.