Has a jumble of stuff begun to dominate your Lancaster, PA home? When you don't have anymore space on your desk for today's paperwork, continue to run into furniture as you travel from room to room or just can't bear to look at those overflowing shelves of books anymore, it might be the right moment to get clutter under control.
Clutter is sneaky. It invades our lives a little at a time while we barely register an issue. Until one day we open the closet and stuff comes flying down from the top. But it is a well known fact that the amount of clutter in your home can determine how stressed you feel. Lightening the load is often a wonderful tactic to turn over a new leaf. So where do you start?
Start small. Make a list of the rooms with the most mess in your home. Start with the worst space. Take a look around. What stuff doesn't belong? Take a half hour and round up stuff that doesn't have to reside in that space and decide whether to put them in another place in the house or place them in a container to figure out at another time. Once you finish your half hour round, assess the room once more. Does it look bigger, cleaner and more inviting?
Next, consider the furniture in the space. Is there too much furniture? Is the furniture in the room too large? Think about relocating excess items and replacing them with scaled back items. Can't bear to part with your mother's beautiful china closet or that heirloom chest? You do not have to figure it out now.
Find a Lancaster storage facility. You can often find good deals on storage facilities near Lancaster that can safely keep excess furnishings, seasonal decor items, outdoor furniture and much more. Attempt this exercise for every room in your house in the near future. Tackle one room a week and you will get a great jump on decluttering your space and easing your stress.