Here’s to a clutter free new year.
January is the month to start off on the right foot. And if your resolution was a clutter free new year, storage can help.
There is an every growing amount of information online, or in print, available to help you work on your clutter problem. Every situation is just a bit different, so the first source you find may not be the right fit. It seems that Marie Kondo and her tidying principles are the current fad in the war on clutter. Here is a video of her folding clothes: clothes folding if you want to get an idea of how she functions.
Kondo may be the perfect fit for you. I think this is ideal if you have a small home or apartment. For many in suburban Boston, such as Arlington MA or Belmont MA, Marie Kondo’s practices may seem daunting if you have a 100 year old home with 4 floors and 12 rooms.
If you are like me, there are a lot of things in my house that are just too hard for me to purge. I would prefer my house be less cluttered, but hey, all those tools come in handy when I need to start a project. My wife is in the habit of constantly rearranging the furniture. This is because we have too many pieces, and it never seems to fit just right. The solution, is to store away that extra chair, or couch, or ottoman. I like to say, take out 1/3 of your furniture. Make your living room look like magazine shoot. Enjoy for 3 months, then in the spring, swap out for that great chair you have in storage. Get ready for your spring magazine shoot! I think this a great and refreshing way to get clutter free without doing a full purge.