How To Determine Which Of Your Stuff At Home Should Be Kept Or Disposed Of

Most times, we end up having things that we do not need in the house. Sometimes as you walk into a store, you may bump into attractive deals and end up impulse buying an item, thinking that you will use it one day. The shock on us that one day never comes. It ends up laying idle on the shelves occupying space for nothing.

Whether it’s your home or your office, disposing of some items can help you keep your space clean and free of clutter. Here are some tips on how to determine what to keep and what to ditch.

Acquisition Cost 

Some things may be hard to find, or you may not be able to afford them once they get lost. That is why we hold on to some items so dearly. Well, sometimes, we do not keep things because we use them regularly. No! We keep them because they are a part that makes our life joyful. We may not let go of the “oldies” that we can rarely find at the stores in this new millennium.

If something is so dear and valuable to you, you will definitely need to keep it. The good thing is that these days, you don’t need to keep all your valuable belongings in your home or office. There are secure storage solutions that let you store your items in an offsite storage space that only you have access to. These self-storage solutions let you save space in your home while guaranteeing security for your belongings.

Frequency of Use 

How often do you use it? That is the question that should ring in your mind if you are in a dilemma about keeping an item or letting it go. If it is frequently used, the best choice is to keep it. We are not talking about that shirt you put on every week, we are talking about that pair of shoes you wore once, and it pinched your toes hard.

If you can do just fine without it, then you do not need it. Women tend to buy dozens of utensils they will never use. Come on. It’s never that serious! Save yourself the mental energy of flipping through a wardrobe full of clothes you are not wearing. Dispose of them!

The Value It Adds 

Does the item add value to your life, home, or building? Does it help save time, add comfort, or solve a problem? Kinds of stuff that do not add value are better disposed of compared to valuable objects.

Storage Cost 

Technology comes with upgrades that make us dispose of the old fridge and bring in a new one. As much as we may want to keep the old gold, change is as good as rest. Sometimes, we keep the old fridge in the garden shed, but how much space and maintenance is associated with it?

Let us normalize having enough space around us and do away with things that occupy too much space while we do not need them. Creating space gives you the need to fill it up with something better and worth being in that space.

The decision to dispose of something or keep it can be challenging. However, it gets easier if you know what to consider and set your priorities right. The above are just a few tips on how to go about it.