Room Interior Design in St. Louis
One of the first steps to creating a beautiful, peaceful and nurturing room interior design in St. Louis, is to lose the clutter. No matter how hard we all try, clutter happens. Here are a few tips to for clutter control.
Buy Something. Get Rid of Something
Have a mantra about clutter that you remind yourself of every time you decide to buy another knick-knack or piece of furniture, like “add something, remove something”. If I buy an item for a room, something in that room needs to get recycled. That might mean it will work in another room of your house (where some other item then has to be recycled), or that you need to sell it on Craig’s List, give it to charity, or as a last resort, throw it in the trash.
One Room at a Time
Whatever you do, don’t try to tackle the entire house all at one time. Start small – clean off your desk or your dresser. Tackle the smallest room in the house first. Once you see how good that area looks, and how good it makes you feel, the next area will be a little less daunting.
Sort It. Then Store It
Buying some smart-looking storage containers is a great way to organize things you need to keep, but don’t put the cart before the horse. Sort through the clutter, decide what you need to keep, get rid of the rest, THEN buy those storage containers. This way you aren’t tempted to keep something just because you have an extra container and you haven’t wasted money on containers you don’t need.
Ask For Help
If you find you have an emotional attachment to your clutter and can’t bear to part with it, for help. Someone who doesn’t have that attachment can help you sort out what is important and what isn’t. A professional organizer is trained to non-judgmentally help you make those hard decisions that will benefit your room interior design in St. Louis.
Donate Your Clutter
We all have clutter that is really just trash, but we also have clutter that can be put to good use by someone else. If you donate as much as possible to charity, not only will you feel good about the way your house looks, you will also feel good about helping those less fortunate than you (and that tax write off doesn’t hurt either).
We all know about places like Goodwill, The Salvation Army and others, but the following is a list of other great places to donate or sell your gently used items.
- Encore Consignment Gallery
- New or used building supplies – Habitat for Humanity’s Restore – old sinks and cabinets, unused paint, extra drywall or tile, doors, windows, etc. Visit the website for a complete list and restrictions.
- Electronics – Electronics recycling St. Louis..
- Furniture – there are many great resale shops in the St. Louis area. Some favorites of ours are:
- Hazardous Household Waste – St. Louis Household Hazardous Waste. Their website has lots of helpful information on using, storing and disposing of this nasty stuff.
- Pet supplies – The Humane Society has a wish list of needed supplies on their website. They can use things like old towels or the cardboard bottoms from a case of soda (disposable litter boxes).
If you know of any other worthy sites that we should add to this list, please contact us.