Store or Sell: Your Home Decluttering Guide

Posted on
an organized closet rod with matching hangers

Residents in Arlington, TX use self storage for many things: storing excess clutter, preparing for a move, and keeping valuables secured away from home. Whether you’re protecting family heirlooms or unsure about selling certain items, it’s a good idea to keep them in a storage unit. Storage Choice has a quick guide to help you decide what to keep and what to sell when decluttering your home.

5 Decluttering Tips

1. Sell your items if you have more than one.

Unless your home is an ark, you don’t need two of everything. If you have enough of one item to start an online store, it’s time to get rid of a few.

2. Keep items that have sentimental value.

You should always keep things that are close to your heart. Old birthday cards, love letters, and priceless memorabilia are worth keeping if they bring a smile to your face.

3. Sell an item if you’re unsure about it.

If you don’t know what an item is or does, there’s no reason to have it. You should also sell it if the first thought in your mind isn’t “I have to keep this!”

4. Keep it if you plan to wear it.

It’s good to donate clothes that you never wear. However, if you have a certain dress or bathing suit that you wear occasionally, it’s a good idea to keep it.

5. Sell it if you’ve never used it.

Sometimes people buy things and never use them or only use them once. Afterward, they end up inside a box in a closet or up in the attic. If you’re sorting through things and find something that you never use, go ahead and sell it. It’s only taking up space.

Use Storage Units for Decluttering Your Home

Take advantage of self storage with Storage Choice in Arlington, TX. Decluttering your home gives you more space for other things, but you may not want to throw everything out. We can help you pick out the right storage unit for your belongings, whether you’re planning a yard sale or wanting to pass everything down to another generation.