Fixing Habits: How to Stop Clutter from Coming Back

Imagine spending an entire afternoon cleaning your home or garage, putting away everything and throwing away trash. Once the job is done, you take pride in how much better the place looks, and how easy it is to move around. Unfortunately, it doesn’t last; after just a few weeks, the clutter starts to build up again, and it gradually becomes a complete mess.

Does this scenario sound familiar to you? If so, you are like most people who decided to declutter their homes. Keeping a room clean seems to be much harder than cleaning it in the first place. How do you break the constant decluttering cycle?

Changing habits is the key to getting rid of clutter for good. If you want to have a clean workspace or home, here are the steps you need to take.

  1. Organize your storage – Our storage systems are incredibly handy for organizing your tools and other possessions, but what if you just randomly fill them up with various items? Assign a purpose for each storage space, so you know where everything should go, and what does not belong there. This keeps things clean and organized.
  2. Put things away immediately – Have you just finished using a tool? Instead of setting it down on a nearby bench, put it back in its proper place as soon as possible. Procrastinating on putting things away is how items get lost and clutter starts building up.
  3. Stop adding more junk – This is arguably the most important step. While getting new stuff is always nice, this also means that you have to find new places to store them in. Before buying anything, make sure that it is actually necessary, useful, and that you know where you will store it.
  4. Review and simplify – Most people hang on to items that they haven’t used in months. Every now and then, take stock of everything you have, and consider selling or giving away anything that you rarely ever use. The less you have, the easier it is to keep track of everything.

Organization starts with mindfulness, and having convenient spaces to store your items in. Do you want to take your decluttering to the next level? Get in touch with us today, and ask about our wall systems.