Decluttering Your Home with Johnson’s

Posted on 27/08/2017 by Nick Johnson
Decluttering Your Home with Johnson’s

You know the scenario all too well. The moment you set foot inside your home, you’re met with clutter. The utensils are spilling out of the kitchen drawers and the dining room’s full of storage boxes. The spare room is a glorified storage unit, and the garage is piled with containers and old cardboard boxes.

It’s time to take out the trash and declutter your home. There are plenty ways to make more space at home. Make sure you keep an inventory of your possessions to ensure you’re not keeping unused items. Johnson’s of Shaftesbury helps hundreds of customers declutter their homes every year, and we thought it would be a good idea to put together some of our top tips for decluttering your home –

5 Tops Decluttering Tips – 

Set a deadline – yes, this sounds trite but setting a deadline can help to drive progress. Give yourself no more than one week to start and complete the decluttering job to save yourself lots of wasted hours of procrastination.

Home inventory app – download one now and start getting used to its features. A good home inventory app can save you lots of time when you need to locate an item. It splits items per room with images of each item. A perfect solution for insurance submissions and claims and there are plenty of free apps available.

All hands-on deck – a job shared saves time and can help to make a menial task more fun. Invite some friends over, rope the extended family in, and do the work in half the time.

Set room goals – what’s the reason for decluttering your home? Maybe you wanted to use the spare room for guest, and the car should be in the garage, not on the drive. It’s a good idea to remember this when you’re in the middle of container-wars in your loft. Have a plan are for each room to help keep focus.

Take no clutter prisoners –  don’t be tempted to start putting little ‘maybe’ piles to the side. Be brave, be bold, and be prepared to get rid. If you’re guilty of being a hoarded, then it’s a good idea to get someone to help you maintain your clutter due diligence when you start to regress into your old cluttered ways.


Use It, Sell It, Give It Away – 

There’s no need to make decluttering overly complicated. Use, sell it or give it away.

Use it. If you’re adamant that your power drill you haven’t used in over a year will be utilised, then keep it. The only rule here is to make sure it still works, and that it’s stored properly, in a proper case. If you’re determined to keep both of those blenders then you’re probably hoarding, so make sure your trusted anti-hoarding friend is on-hand.

Sell it. If you can make some money while you declutter, then you’re winning. Sites like eBay and Gumtree are an easy way to check if something’s is valuable and sells. You can also sell items at second-hand dealers or high-street shops, but you may lose some of the potential profit.

Give it away. It’s better to give something away if you aren’t using it. Many charities specialise selling second-hand goods at affordable prices. If you look online, you’ll also find a lot of up cycling companies who repurpose old items, and recycling collectives and businesses who take donations and give packages to people on low incomes. By giving your unused items away, you’ll be contributing to your community as well as creating more space at home. Everybody wins.

Create More Space at Home with Johnson’s Storage – 

The main advantage of decluttering your home is to create more living space. Who knows, you might want to convert your spare room into a home office or study. The car can go back in the garage, or you can use the extra space as a utility room.

Johnson’s provides storage for hundreds of people in Dorset every year. Storage is an excellent way to create more space at home when decluttering. If you rent a storage unit with us, you will be able to store an entire room’s worth of items into a small storage unit. Comparatively, Johnson’s storage rates are the best on the market which makes it easy for anyone to afford.

We offer container storage if you want to store your items on a long-term basis. Johnson’s offers a collection service which will arrive at your house. Furthermore, we inventory and tag of all your items as we load for ease of reference. Self storage is ideal for people who need regular access to their possessions.

Please feel free to contact us at any time to discuss ways to reduce the clutter in your house