5 Ways to Declutter And Make Your Home Look Bigger


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No matter how much square footage you have, making your home look bigger offers plenty of advantages. It's a great way to make your apartment look its best! Not only do you enjoy more freedom to design your home, but you can also experience mental health benefits.

Decluttering also allows you to take stunning interior photos for real estate marketing if you are a homeowner planning to sell. Check out these five ways to declutter and expand your living space.


1. Clear out one room at a time.

Daily life makes it easy to accumulate clutter. To not be overwhelmed, comb through one room at a time. If one room is daunting, sorting through one drawer or cabinet at a time can be an acceptable pace. Whether you decide to clear a room or cabinet, dedicate time to focus solely on the task.


2. Sort items by three criteria: usefulness, donation-worthy, or trash.

Grab a donation box and place anything useful you don't use in it. You are also likely to find items that are trash, like expired medicine or empty wrappers, so keep a trash bag nearby too. In time, you will comb through all your belongings and keep only what you need.


3. Donate items you haven't used in months.

When you declutter, you will encounter many gadgets you don't use frequently or at all. Donate the items you haven't used in months, and if something is useful but infrequently used (like a drill or blender), place them in storage that you don't need to access frequently, like a high cabinet or spot in the garage.

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4. Rearrange furniture to create space.

The rooms in your house can look different even with the same furniture. For example, you can arrange furniture to open pathways. Placing tall, larger furniture against the wall, removing drapes, and setting up mirrors can create the illusion of more space.


5. Sort through clothing and donate unused items.

Closets contain a lot of clutter, with clothes contributing to much of it. An easy way to find out what you actually wear is to turn all your hangers in one direction, then after you wear the clothing, return it to the rack with the hanger facing the opposite direction.

Anything untouched over a few months is clothing you don't wear anymore. This method is helpful to see what you wear in a season, so an excellent timeframe to donate is within 4-6 months after starting the process.


By taking on one room at a time, you will eventually get rid of all the items you don't need and give life to old belongings.