It’s easy to fall into the trap of thinking that you and your family need a large house and a huge yard to live the lifestyle of your dreams, but the truth is that smaller homes offer fantastic opportunities for living big lives. For example, they are cheaper to purchase and maintain, the utility bills are lower, and you don’t need to buy as much furniture to fill them up, so you can devote less time and money to basic necessities, and more to living your best life. However, the downside of a small house is having less space for doing the things you love, storing your belongings, and entertaining your family and friends. Here are three tips for maximising your space so that you can live large in your smaller home.
Unlike people living in larger homes, you don’t have storage space to spare, so you need to be sure that the things you bring into your home are useful, meaningful, or both. Before buying a new item, picture where you will put it, and consider whether it is more like to add quality to your life or clutter to your home. This will help you to make a decision about what to put in your trolley and what to leave on the shelf.
And donate or discard anything which no longer serves a purpose. This could be anything, from a dozen cans of spaghetti you don’t think you’ll ever eat to an ugly, uncomfortable couch you inherited from your grandparents. Whether you decide to donate or discard your unwanted items, they need to go so that you have space for things that matter more.
And in the process make sure you’re not wasting precious space on things which are broken, unusable, or even hazardous. Common culprits in this category include the paint tins you haven’t had a chance to drop off yet, unwieldy packaging which didn’t fit in your recycling bin, leftover household chemicals you no longer have a use for, and old electronics.
If it’s been a while since you decluttered and cleaned your home, you’ll be amazed at the difference these simple steps can make to your lifestyle. To make the process simple and painless, consider hiring a professional rubbish removal company to take away unwanted items, hazardous household waste, and other unnecessary clutter. For an obligation-free quote in the greater Sydney area, and services tailored to your specific needs, call Any Rubbish on 0419 635 238.