a neatly organized room
Cluttered stuff can be painful to see. Your house is supposed to be the place for you to recover from stress and relax. But with all of that untidiness, having peace of mind is surely impossible.

Now that it’s come the time for you to tidy things up, you need to read these four decluttering hacks and take some notes! Don’t let your messy house gets the best of you. You can get everything done if you declutter smartly.

Digitalize Your Mementos

Mementos are meaningful tokens for your memories. They can be some photographs of you with your parents or relatives, or they can also be some old VHS tapes of your parents’ wedding. As romantic as it can be to store them, you actually have another choice. Have you heard of iMemories? iMemories allows you digitalize physical media of these formats:

  • Slides
  • Negatives
  • 8 mm film
  • Super 8 film
  • 16 mm film
  • Betamax videotapes
  • VHS-C videotapes
  • Mini DV tapes
  • 8mm/Hi8 tapes.

The sooner you transform them into digital files, the more likely they are to last. Those formats are vulnerable to damages, while digitalized data that are stored in the cloud are technically eternal. Not only will you get more space by digitalizing them, but you also help to preserve them in a better way.

Donate Your Unused Goods

Stuff like clothes and shoes is more likely to fill up your wardrobe more than necessary. You should start by separating the ones that you still wear from the others that you don’t wear anymore. Please note that it can be emotional in the sense that you may be reluctant to get rid of some of your items. In that case, be strict with yourself. Anything that you have not used for months should go straight to the donation boxes.

Label the Containers

At this point, you will deal with leftover goods that are either not fit for donation or are still useful for you. And labeling the containers can help you to be clear about which ones are to be thrown away to the trash bin and which ones are to keep. Start with your bedroom, bathroom, and then the kitchen. Save only five similar items in the same container. If you still find more after that step, you don’t need them, and they are exactly the stuff that clutters your house.

Rent a Temporary Storage Place

Please highlight that ‘Temporary’ word. When your house gets too cluttered for a long time, it is understandable that you can’t just dispose of everything in one day. Some stuff may still have their worth, and they will be much more profitable to sell as secondhand goods than to be thrown away.