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5 New Year’s Resolutions for People Looking to Declutter

New Year's Day is a time to reflect on the previous year and to plan ahead for the next 365 days. For many of us, finding unique ways to declutter our lifestyles—such as minimizing unhealthy foods, reducing the time spent on our smartphones, and decreasing the amount of things that we have in our homes—is a goal to strive for. We at Access Self Storage in Haledon, NJ, have come up with five New Years resolutions that will make you a happier, clutter-free person right away in 2020.

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5 New Year’s Resolutions to Declutter Your Life

Resolution 1: Got duplicates? You only need one.

We’re not talking about pants or sweaters. We’re talking about two of anything you don’t need, such as blenders or TVs. If you can live without one of them, get rid of it. Donate it, sell it, or pass it off to a friend who needs it.

Resolution 2: Messy kitchen? Keep what you need.

Have three sets of dinnerware? There’s no need for the dishes to take up more than two cabinets in your kitchen. If you don’t need one or two of them, save space by donating them or selling them online.

Resolution 3: Stuffed dressers? It’s time for a yard sale.

It’s easy to collect piles and piles worth of clothing, but they take up a lot of space in dressers and closets. Rummage through your wardrobe to see what you really like and what you can live without. You might make a few bucks if you decide to offer them up at a yard sale.

Resolution 4: Tripping over kids’ toys? Donate a few.

Your kids probably love their toys, but they will always prefer certain toys over others. If they no longer play with something, don’t keep it tucked away in the toy box or the closet. Collect the unloved toys and donate them to a charity.

Resolution 5: Overflowing closets? Self storage to the rescue.

Your dressers aren’t the only things filling up with clothes. Your closets act as the hub for anything and everything whether it’s seasonal decorations or clothing. Go through each and everything in your closets, separate them into piles and decide what goes and what stays.

Storage Units Minimize Your Life the Easy Way

Not everyone in Haledon, NJ, sticks to their New Year’s resolutions, but you can break the mold and minimize your lifestyle with our easy-to-stick-to list. Some people make unrealistic resolutions for the New Year, but you can accomplish your goals and sustain success throughout the year if you break them down into simple steps. If you’re looking to minimize your lifestyle in 2020, Access Self Storage is here to help make it happen with storage units for decluttering your life.

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