2. Teach kids to clean up their mess - Alexander has been trained at an early age to clean up his toys after play before he is allowed to move on to the next toy or activity. I hope that this gets him in the habit of putting things away now, than procrastinate.
3. Categorize your belongings - Stu and I went through every single item in our house (and yes that includes the wardrobe) and categorize them into "keep", "donate" and "toss'. Everything in the "toss" pile gets binned straightaway, while the "donate" items are dropped off at our local charity. The cupboards and drawers get a good clean before we put the items we want to keep back in an organised fashion which brings me to my next point...
5. Consider self storage solutions - when we turned our study into Alexander's nursery, we had to use a self storage facility for some of the items that were previously in that room, such as some furniture and filing cabinets full of documents and business records that we had to keep for a certain number of years but no longer had room in the house for. Fort Knox is one such self storage facility that can help you keep clutter away in a secure location.
Do you have any decluttering tips of your own to share?
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