I will most likely do a separate post about this because there is a ton of information. However, if you own a plot of land and you want to rent it out or maybe even create a community of your own, here are some quick tips.
If you have boxes of old photos that you don’t want to get rid of, see if you can scan them and store them digitally instead.
Does your kitchen table double as a home for mail, bills, and other documents? Invest in a filing cabinet and create file folders that will help you organize your life. Next time you get your credit card statement, you can just drop it into the file folder specifically designated for credit card statements, rather than letting it sit on the kitchen table for weeks.
If you don’t want to bother thinking about where you’re going to put it, chances are you don’t need it.
This one can feel overwhelming at times, and can even get emotional depending on how many sentimental items you have. You don’t need to get rid of the vase that belonged to your great-grandma who passed away. The key here is to look at each knick knack through the lens of whether it brings value to your life. If it does, keep it. If it doesn’t, you might be amazed at how much meaningless stuff you had lying around, and how much space you’re about to free up.
It’s there for a reason, and part of that reason is preventing you from having to buy and store every book you want to read. Rent your books and then return them. Or if you want to own them, buy them electronically.
Many people have multiple bookshelves overflowing with books they haven’t read in decades, or at all! Keep the books you love. Donate the others.
Rather than keeping CD and DVD cases lying around, use portable cases to store them and get rid of the plastic containers. Or if you are comfortable going digital, store your movies and music on an external hard drive and save even more space.
Towels can take up a lot of space. Keep enough for each member of the household, plus a few extras. You don’t need an entire hall closet devoted to bath towels.
If you have 15 different shampoos, stop buying shampoo for a while. Use them up. Or get a shampoo bar that lasts longer. Love this eco-friendly one! Get into the habit of having one bottle of shampoo, with one extra in the closet for when you run out. Follow a similar system for things like body washes, toothpaste, etc.