Renovating a home, whether minority and majority, can be a time consuming task. Not only do you need to jump through several hoops just to get started, you also need to complete the upgrades in a strategic way so as not to run into roadblocks. Assuming you’re renovating a home that you already live in, whether you’re getting ready to sell or not, you’ll want to make sure your home isn’t totally full of clutter. Having an organized home will make the renovation process much less stressful and a lot more easy. We’ve included some of our best decluttering tips to follow before renovating.
Rid Yourself of Unnecessary Items
The first tip in any decluttering plan is to make sure you’re not living with items you don’t need. Over the years, we tend to collect things that aren’t truly necessary and only take up space. Go from room to room and pick out belongings that you haven’t used in a long time, are worn down, are extras of other belongings, or don’t serve much of a purpose. Choose whether you want to donate them, sell them, or simply throw them away. Once you’ve gotten rid of all of this extra junk, you’ll notice how much less cluttered your space will feel and how much easier it is to get organized.
Compartmentalize Similar Belongings
Keeping your items together in an organized fashion is helpful for a few reasons. First, it makes things easier to find and to put away which can save you a lot of time and frustration. Second, you’ll have a lot more space in your home, and the lack of clutter will make your home look nicer and more clean. When reorganizing, keep similar items together and in a well organized space. For example, if you have a lot of tools, find a spot where each component can have a designated place and items aren’t all over the place.
Find Storage Space Away from Where You’re Renovating
Renovating can cause additional clutter with all of the tools, materials, debris, and supplies. If your space is already disorganized, you’re going to find yourself stressed out. When reorganizing, see if you can find space in the house that isn’t in the room where you’re renovating. For instance, if you’re renovating the kitchen, can you find space in the garage or the basement for items? If not, you might have to look elsewhere.
Consider a Storage Unit
If you’re doing a larger renovation, or you simply don’t have an extra room to put belongings so that they’re out of the way, a storage unit could help you stay organized during the upgrades. The last thing you want is your belongings all over the place while any sort of construction is occurring. Not only will there be a lot of extra clutter, but you run the risk of things being damaged. A storage unit could be a good interim solution to help declutter before any renovations occur!
Renovations, big or small, could be messy. Focus on upgrades that will increase your home’s value and not how disorganized your space is. Instead of struggling with a cluttered house while you renovate, do your part to get organized before you get started. Say goodbye to what isn’t necessary, mindfully compartmentalize items, and consider a storage unit for the interim if you don’t have the extra space.