It can sometimes be difficult to know where to start when it comes to tidying up your home. Dusting, wiping down surfaces, and vacuuming is the easy part that can be done relatively quickly. The trouble seems to come when it’s time to organize and declutter. In today’s blog from 1st Choice Storage, we talk about some of the best ways to get started when it comes to organizing and decluttering your home using tried and true methods along with personal storage units.

Sell, donate, or trash

The biggest step you can take toward decluttering is simply getting rid of all your extra stuff. It’s best to get rid of things that you don’t use much anymore that are just taking up space in your home. Some examples can be:

  • MP3 players
  • VHS tapes
  • Old furniture that nobody uses
  • Children’s toys and games that your kids have outgrown
  • Appliances around the house that see little to no use
  • Clothing you have not worn within the last couple of months


The saying “One man’s trash is another man’s treasure” is popular and well-known for good reason. If you have items in your home that you no longer use or need, it might make a world of difference to another person or family. Donating items is a quick way to get items out of your house that are taking up precious space — and to potentially get some good karma by helping someone who needs it.


If you are willing to put the time in, selling your unwanted things can have a great payoff. You have to put some effort and patience into the process, but you can turn your clutter into cash — which takes up much less space and is way more useful. If you are unsure how to go about selling the items in your home, check out these sites and apps:

  • Poshmark
  • Facebook Marketplace
  • Craigslist
  • eBay
  • OfferUp
  • LetGo

There are dozens more sites and apps that help you sell your stuff, but if you are less technologically inclined, you can always have a good ol’ fashioned garage or yard sale.


This option is listed last of the discard options on purpose. Taking your items to the dump and throwing them away might be a fast and easy fix, but in reality, it could spend years rotting and decomposing — or it might never decompose. Make absolutely sure that nobody else is able to love your unwanted things before you subject it to a lifetime of contributing to a landfill.

1st Choice Storage in Detroit personal storage

There are certain things that you own that exist in a sort of limbo where you don’t want to get rid of them, but they are also taking up valuable space in the home. If you have items that you don’t use all too often, but you need them out of the house to help declutter your home, then contact us at 1st Choice Storage in Detroit. We have a large selection of personal storage units ranging from small to large storage units to accommodate any need!