Taking Control of the Clutter in Your House

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When people think of reasons to rent a storage unit, the first thing that comes to mind is a move. Though that is one of the most common reasons that people rent a storage unit, it’s certainly not the only one. To the surprise of many, there are various homeowners and business owners that utilize a storage space simply to reduce the chance of clutter within their property — which we fully understand!

If you’ve been overwhelmed by the amount of clutter within your home, it’s time to start thinking about storage units in a new way. In today’s blog post, the team at EZ Storage® in Philadelphia is going to go over a few of the ways that you can start to take control over the clutter in your house, one of them being utilizing a storage unit. So, without further ado, let’s get started on ways that you can take back control of your house.

Determine Areas of Clutter

A house can be messy, but there are always specific areas within a home that are known for being the most cluttered parts. Some of the most common places that you’ll find these cluttered areas are in home-office spaces, on kitchen counters, and in bedroom closets. With that being said, every house and individual is going to be different, so you want to spend some time figuring out what the areas of clutter in your space are.

Once you’ve figured out what these areas are, you have a much better idea of where to start with the rest of the decluttering process.


Now that you have an idea of where the areas of clutter are within your home, it’s time to start eliminating items and making more room. This particular part of decluttering requires you to go through the items that are contributing to the clutter and figure out what you actually need or can live without. What you decide to do with these items could vary from throwing the item away, donating them, or figuring out an alternative storage method.

Eliminating is often the most challenging part of decluttering a space simply because it requires you to think about each and every item and determine what to do next.

Optimize Storage

Once you’ve determined which items are going to stick around in the house, you need to start thinking about where these items should be stored. In order to completely remove clutter from your home, there needs to be a dedicated storage area for every item. If there is a particular item that has no storage space, it’s time to reconsider whether or not you need this item.

As you go about considering storage for your items, you absolutely need to think about ways that you can make the most of the storage that you have. While eliminating items can help to reduce the amount of clutter, it doesn’t provide you with additional storage. Given that this is the case, figuring out ways to make the most of existing storage is a must. In some instances, this means investing in folders, baskets, Tupperware, and the like to keep these parts of your home organized.

Create New Habits

Removing clutter from a home is no small feat, so the last thing that you want is to fall back into your old ways and allow for the clutter to build up again. That is why the last point that we’re going to cover in today’s blog post is creating new habits that keep this from happening. For some, this means adding routine cleaning to their weekly schedule. For others, it means taking the time to go through their belongings every couple of months so that items don’t build up too quickly. Whatever it may be for you and your household, sticking to new habits can drastically reduce the amount of clutter that you’re dealing with in your home.

Get a Storage Unit at EZ Storage® in Philadelphia

When you’re in need of some additional space to minimize clutter within your home, a storage unit is a fantastic solution. EZ Storage® in Philadelphia has provided a high-quality storage solution to both homeowners and business owners for years. With a variety of storage units on our property, we have a unit size that works for everyone and their belongings. Contact us today, and we will be more than happy to answer any questions or help you find the unit that best caters to your needs.