When you’ve just moved into a brand new Cincinnati luxury home, the last thing you want to do is clutter it up with unnecessary items. Unfortunately, all too often, that’s exactly what happens. But with a few simple tricks, you can easily keep your home looking and feeling as beautiful and spacious as the day you first moved in.
Here are some of our best tips for decluttering your new custom home from The Robert Lucke Group.
Get Rid of Items • Donate or Sell
The first step to decluttering your new home is to get rid of anything you no longer need or use. This could include old clothes, outdated electronics, and any other items that you have outgrown or no longer have a use for. If you haven't used an item in awhile and don't plan to use it in the near future, it's time to get rid of it. There is no sense in later organizing something you never intend to get use out of. Once you’ve sorted through your belongings, consider recycling, donating or selling anything that you no longer need. This is a great way to get rid of clutter in your new custom home while simultaneously making some extra cash.
How to Begin the Organization Process of Your Custom Home
Once you have removed all the unnecessary clutter from the equation, there are several effective ways to begin with the actual organization process:
1. Take a room-by-room approach: Decluttering isn't something that you can do all at once. Instead, approach one room at a time. Start by getting rid of items that you no longer need or use. Then, organize the remaining items in an efficient manner. Trying to tackle all of your rooms at once can be overwhelming, so it's best to focus on one space at a time. This will help you stay focused and make the process more manageable.
2. Start with the closets: Closets can become a dumping ground for all sorts of items. To get started, begin by sorting through all the items and deciding what you want to keep and what you want to get rid of. Donate any items that you don't need and store frequently used items in organized bins or baskets.
Create Efficient Storage Systems
Utilize storage solutions. Be sure to invest in storage solutions that fit your new Cincinnati luxury home’s décor. Baskets, shelves, and cabinets are great options for organizing your items in an aesthetically pleasing way. Once you’ve found the right storage solutions, make sure to label them so you know exactly where everything belongs.
Don't forget about vertical space. Take advantage of the vertical space in your home by installing shelves and cabinets on the walls. Get creative with your custom home’s storage solutions. Utilize any available space for storage. Wall shelves, under-bed storage, and ceiling storage are all great options depending on the type and functionality of the space.
Keep Surfaces Clear
Keep surfaces clear and don't let items pile up over time. Surfaces such as coffee tables, dressers, desks and counters can easily become cluttered.
Make it a habit—Once you’ve decluttered your home, make sure to keep it that way. Develop a good habit of tidying up every day (or every other day).
Now Sit Back and Enjoy Your New Custom Home
As the proud owner of a Cincinnati custom home built by The Robert Lucke Group, you can now enjoy the beautiful features and design elements of your dream home. But to truly enjoy your new space, it’s important to declutter and organize your belongings. A strong plan of attack, paired with some creative storage solutions and good habits, can keep your new dream home from turning into a nightmare.