A Guide to Decluttering Your Home


Many Singaporeans may associate the word clutter with heaps of trash lying around the home. However, that is always simply not the case. We often clutter our homes with valuable items which carry sentimental value. If you look around your home, you’ll probably come across where things pile up and you need to find a solution for those items right away. Clearing clutter out of our physical spaces, and out of our lives, can surprisingly give the ability to refresh the space in our minds.

Self-storage is an excellent way out when it comes to de-cluttering, providing you to space to organise your belongings. But how do you know it is the right time to de-clutter? Read on and find out the tell-tale signs that’ll show you it’s time to de-clutter.

It Takes Too Long to Look for Items That You Use Regularly

Have you recently spent too long looking for items you regularly use such as car keys or a hairbrush? If this is becoming a daily occurrence, it is an indicator that you need to pare down your stuff and get better in organising.

Look around your home for items and sort them out accordingly to how often you use them, such as from daily essentials to things that you have not used for the past six months. They add to the clutter and keep you from having access to the things that you do regularly use.

Using a self-storage in Singapore can be a beneficial solution as you can store your items for a temporary time as you figure your next move. Work+Store offers storage spaces that come in a range of sizes from 6 sqft to 730 sqft, with flexible lease terms and all-inclusive rental rates. Secured with a 24 hours access card security system and CCTV surveillance, these self-storage units are ideal to store as much as you need to in the meantime while you plan out what to keep for your house.

When You Notice You Haven’t Opened Drawers or Closets for a While

Sometimes you recognise a certain stuffed cabinet, drawer or closet at home that you tend to avoid and do not find yourself reaching out for because they contain stuff you no longer have use for. They are probably full of stuff you have no idea that they are still around or you did not even know you have. Over the years, the drawers might have been accumulated with junk and memorabilia that never gets thrown out.

Because these drawers and closets can still be used for their storage functions, clear out the stuff occupying its space so you will have better place to keep all the things you do need.

When there’s Chaos in Your Wardrobe

It gets physically challenging to close your wardrobe. Between the extra suitcases piled with seasonal clothes, or clothes that once fitted you before, you also find yourself short on hangers and lacking in drawer space as and when you take clean clothing out from the laundry pile. You may simply have too many clothes to deal with. Go through your wardrobe and pull out anything that you have not worn or fit into within the last six months. If they are still in really good condition, your excess clothes can always be donated to other people or charities.

For clothes that you still wish to wear in future, such as winter clothing and special occasion dresses, you can pack them off and place them in any one of Singapore’s cheapest self storage units. For example, Work+Store storage units are perfect to keep all the clothing that are needed occasionally, so when the situation calls for it, you can retrieve it anytime you wish to without having to overwhelm your wardrobe. Work+Store also provides mini self storage units (lockers) at a monthly rate of $39 (1m x 0.6m) and $59 (1m x 1m), which can fit 1 to 2 luggage, so you can pack away your clothes conveniently.

You Keep Items Because You Feel Like You May Need Them Later

From empty packaging materials to gift items that you do not even like. People hold on to stuff because they think they may need or they hope the items will gain value, such as keeping some parts from an old vehicle or an appliance. It tends to be a habit with many homeowners, and often an emotional struggle to separate from these items because we still believe in its value. If that is you, consider donating such things to a charity, someone who would put them to use, or simply dispose them away. It is time to let go of things that do not belong in your home anymore. Plus, a pared down space is easier to clean and maintain.

If the state of your home sees articles of clothing, papers and anything lying around the house that does not get used, it is definitely time to de-clutter. Try keeping these pointers in mind to help you stay living in a clutter-free home. You do not have to say goodbye to all those items of value yet as the cheapest self-storage in Singapore will come in handy to help you in de-cluttering. Work+Store also provides a valet storage service, which includes pick-up and delivery of your items for self-storage conveniently without having to leave the comfort of your home.

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