Whether it’s in your home or in your workplace, chances are that you’re always looking for extra space. Many people move up to larger homes or rent extra workspace just because they think it’s the only way to find the space they need.
But what happens most often is, after a period of suddenly have oodles of room, sooner or later they they find themselves back in the same search for even more room.
Before you gout and spend more money for bigger premises, why not keep the cash and try to maximize the space you have?
That means an overall reorganization of your things and that reorganization starts with decluttering.
Here are just a few ways to start decluttering your home or business to avoid extra spending for extra space.
1. Keep Only What You Use Regularly
In the kitchen at home, if you have appliances, like a toaster oven, waffle iron of fondue set, that you use rarely, think about finding another place for them to free up valuable kitchen space.
Similarly, in the workplace, look for equipment, like the old fax machine, or extra printers when fewer will do, that are simply taking up space.
2. Prioritize Storage Space
At home or work, if you have a storage area, organize it so that little used items are moved to the back or higher and lower shelves to give you more space for items that are used more often.
3. A Place for Everything and Everything in its Place
Fill the extra storage space you free up with those things that you have no place for. That old easy chair in the family room that’s stuck in a corner or the stack of records boxes that sits in the corner of the lunch room can all be removed.
Decluttering helps you use the space you have more efficiently. If you have larger items or so much clutter there’s no other space for it, think about renting a storage unit. It’s a lot less expensive than a new home or larger business premises.