New Year, New Home: Organizing and Decluttering

Different synonyms for "declutter" written on a napkin.

Is your New Year’s Resolution to finally make your home the Zen oasis you’ve always wanted? Then you’ve got some organizing and decluttering in your future. Here’s our advice on how to make your space clutter-free in 2022.

Create a Plan

Organizing your home sounds like a good idea, but if you don’t have a game plan, it’s unlikely to ever happen. Create a schedule for yourself, and keep it realistic. Perhaps focus on one room each month, and make sure you know what you’re going to do with your unwanted items (more on that below) so you don’t end up stashing them away somewhere else.

Donate or Sell What You Don’t Need

Some things like broken items or old paperwork just need to go into the trash, but lots of your stuff may be ideal to sell or donate. Clothing that doesn’t fit, books you won’t re-read, items you have more than one of…all of these could be great for someone else! You can sell your unwanted goods on Facebook Marketplace or Craigslist, or consider donating them to a local organization. We’ve created a guide of the best places to donate items in Waco for your reference!

Utilize Storage Spaces

Some things are worth holding onto, even if we don’t want them taking up space in our homes at all times. Getting a storage unit is a great way to keep sentimental items you don’t have room for, as well as seasonal items — think holiday decorations, camping gear, ski clothes, and other things you only need from time to time. There’s no reason they have to monopolize your precious square footage!

Finding a good storage unit can feel like an overwhelming task, and we’re here to help! Little Guys Movers has great working relationships with local storage businesses and can help you find the perfect unit for your needs, including large or climate-controlled units.

Plus, we’re experts when it comes to keeping your unit usable — the last thing you want is a cluttered, chaotic storage space. Read our guide on keeping your storage unit organized to ensure your unit makes your life easier, not harder.

We hope these tips help you create the home of your dreams! For more tips, read our guides on downsizing or decluttering before a move. Even if you aren’t actually moving, they are full of great advice for streamlining your stuff!