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Living in a small house has lots of benefits. Your bills will likely be cheaper, your council tax lower, and you will probably save money on your energy bills, as your house is less expensive to heat. The fact that it takes less time to clean is another significant benefit. While there are many positive things about living in a small home, the lack of space can be a big drawback. Whether you live in a bijou apartment or a cosy cottage, you will probably find yourself wanting more room
Tripping over items and feeling like you are hemmed in by your belongings can make life feel stressful. You may even start to daydream about moving to a larger home. However, there is no need to take drastic action. Instead of moving home, you can implement solutions to help you make the most of the space that you have. These solutions should help you fall in love with your living space all over again, and help to free up plenty of room.
Ditch the Clutter
Clutter is the enemy of anyone living in a small space. To gain control of your living space, you will need to take action to sort out the clutter. This doesn’t mean that you need to get rid of your stuff. Getting rid of items that you no longer want or need is important. It doesn’t mean that you need to purge yourself of all your worldly goods. Instead, go through your items thoroughly and try to think honestly about whether you need or want them. Think about how each piece will fit into your newly decluttered living space when you are trying to decide whether or not to keep it.
Don’t forget to get rid of your old items wisely. While your stuff may seem like clutter to you, it could be useful to someone else, so before you take it to the tip, think about whether you could sell it, or donate it to someone else. Who knows, you may even make some cash in the process! Check out more decluttering tips here on Luvmihome.
Once you have decluttered, you will probably still find that you have items that don’t have a home, that you don’t want to get rid of. Knowing what to do with these items can be tricky, as no one wants to part with their belongings just because they don’t have space for them. In this situation, offsite storage is the best solution. Hiring a storage container enables you to keep hold of items without them encroaching on your living space. You will have the peace of mind of knowing that they are securely stored and easy for you to access.
Once your home is clutter-free, you need to keep it that way. Think carefully before every purchase and make sure that everything in your home has a place so that it can be tidied away each day.