Keep it, store it or throw it away? A Declutter Formula


Take a look at the declutter formula from the self-storage experts at Incredible Bulk, Bradford. Our series of questions will help you decide what items to keep in your home, what to put in storage, and what to throw away (or donate/recycle). 

Ask yourself: Should I keep it, store it, or throw it away? 

When de-cluttering your home, it’s best to approach one room at a time. If you’re not sure what you want to do with an item, then all you need to do is ask yourself a few simple questions. 

  1. Have I used the item in the past month? 

If yes, see question 2.  If not, see question 3. 

  1. Will you use the item again? 

If yes, you should keep it! If not, see question 4. 

  1. Is the item financially valuable?

If yes, see question 4. If not, see question 5. 

  1. Does the item have sentimental value?   

If yes, see question 6. If not, see question 7. 

  1. Would you notice if the item went missing? 

If yes, see question 7. If not, throw it away, donate or recycle it. 

  1. Does it negatively impact your living space? 

If yes, put it in storage. If not, keep it. 

     7. Would anyone be upset if you let it go? 

If yes, see question 6. If not, throw it away, donate or recycle it.

Affordable Self-storage in Bradford

Are you decluttering your home and live in the Bradford area? Our personal storage service at Incredible Bulk offers a way to keep possession of personal items and furniture you currently don’t have the space for. 

Save space in your home with our affordable self-storage units in Bradford. Discover our range of storage sizes, from small storage lockers to 250 sq ft storage units. Our easy and affordable self-storage solutions are available on a short term or long term basis. Book your personal storage unit today using our self-storage calculator or call the Incredible Bulk team on 01274 975678.  

Find Incredible Bulk self-storage facility at Unit 9A, Whetley Mills, Thornton Road, Bradford, BD8 8LQ. 

For more de-cluttering tips and tricks, take a look at some of our previous self-storage blog posts:

Find Out How Self Storage Can Help With Your House Move

Discover How to Make Money From Your Clutter 

Prepare Your Belongings for Storage with these Self-Storage Tips

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