Even some of the most organized people can find themselves living in a home that is cluttered and full of items that are just taking up space. It’s something that seems to happen naturally over the course of time. For some, their home can become cluttered in a matter of months; for others, it can take years. When it comes time for you to tidy up your home, it can feel like a daunting task. In today’s blog from 1st Choice Storage in Evansville, we talk about tips to help you get started on the decluttering and organization of your home — because everyone feels better with a clean home!


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Decide what’s important

A good place to start when decluttering your home or living space is to take the time to go through your things and decide what is valuable to you and what is taking up space. Deciding what does and does not have value is a mostly subjective process, but for many people, there are some common traits. If you have not used something in a few months, if you forgot you even had the item, or if the space an item is taking up is more valuable than the item itself, those are unimportant items that can be disposed of.


Sell, donate, or trash

Once you have assigned value to your items, you have a few options when it comes to disposing of the unwanted ones.



Much of the time, items that you are looking to get rid of can be desirable to other people. If you have something like baseball cards, old CDs, or toys your kids no longer play with, try to get a little money for them. It’s a win-win because you get the space back in your house for activities AND you get paid to do it.


There is no excuse for not being able to find a way to sell your unwanted things. There are scores of apps and websites like Craigslist, Poshmark, Facebook Marketplace, LetGo, OfferUp, and more.


Donating or trashing

There are some things that take up space that you may decide are not worth your time and effort to sell. If these items are in good working condition, donate them to your local charity so a family in need has the option to use it. If your clutter is junk that nobody will want to buy or use, then you can take it to the dump. However, the dump should always be plan C, D, or Z — there is no need to be wasteful if someone else can use it.


Store it in personal storage at 1st Choice Storage in Evansville

For those things that are taking up space, but you can’t bring yourself to get rid of them, turn to us at 1st Choice Storage in Evansville. We are personal storage experts who provide a safe and convenient location for you to store your belongings. Reach out to us today to get a free personal storage quote.