If it feels that you are always the only one in your home decluttering then it is time to take some action. There is no reason that you should be alone in this. Keep reading to get four tips that can help you get the entire family involved the next time you decide to move your clutter from your home to your self-storage unit.
- Write Down a List of Categories The easier you make it for your family to know what to do, the easier it will be to get them to do it. Create a list of categories so that everyone is on the same page. For example, if you are cleaning out a game room you would likely have a pile of board games, a stack of books, and a corner filled with furniture. When everything is put together, it is easier to see what you have enough of that you can give some away or put it in storage.
- Teach Your Kid the Skills of Decluttering If you do not want to do all of your child’s decluttering then you will have to teach them how. While it may seem obvious to you, they may not quite understand it. You can give them a checklist of what they can declutter. Tell them how your local storage unit will be the new home of toys and games they want to keep but do not play with.
- Note What Your Kids Use and What They Do Not Use Before you start your decluttering project, keep an eye out for what your kids actually use and what they do not. If you notice that a beloved toy has been sitting on a shelf for six months, gently remind your child of this if they want to keep it. Once again, being able to put it in storage rather than throwing it away or giving it away can give your child the comfort needed to let go of it.
- Show Your Kids the Joy of Donating Of course, while you will likely want to put plenty of things in storage, there are some you will want to get rid of. Letting your child know that it will be put to good use can help them get excited about the prospect. Tell your child that their donation can make a real difference. Ask them to imagine a kid who did not have toys or games. Imagine if they got the gift of your child’s belongings they are no longer using. This can turn what would otherwise be a chore into a fun activity with your child.
We can’t come to your home and get you packed up but we can help you find the perfect storage space for your clutter. Contact Spaceman Storage at 562-696-3924 to learn more.