How to Declutter Your House

September 30, 2016 2 min read

Post Date: 9/30/2016

We all face it. When it comes time to buy new furniture, chances are you’ll be replacing old, furniture. In the end, you’re going to have a choice to make about what stays and what goes.

So how do you choose? In order to help you make room for more quality furniture from Gingko, we’re going to give you a few helpful tips to de-clutter your home and make room for the furniture that matters.

The weight of value

How do you determine value? When we look through our garages, homes and sheds, chances are we see furniture that we think one day we will use. But will we really? Ask yourself, what is the value of the space that you have in your home?

When choosing what furniture comes into your home and what goes, think about the opportunity of the space available to you. You only have so much space. The new sofa could go where the old is, the new, adjustable height desk can be where the old particle board one is now.

There’s no reason you can’t have the furniture in your home that you want. Don’t wait till you have that bigger check, or till the kids are out of college to invest in your home, to get that new kitchen you’ve always wanted. Look for ways now to make space around your home for the furniture that you want.

Sentimental value vs Peace of Mind

One common reason for letting furniture accrue in your home is because of the sentimental value that it has. Some of us have furniture that we inherit from parents, grandparents and friends. Some families let too many of these things accumulate overtime that they end up living in cluttered spaces ruled by the so-called sentimentality that these objects hold.

And while there is definite value in objects that we inherit from others, we can’t let those objects rule our home. When it comes to peace of mind and sentimental value, think about what is worth more to you today? The value of having objects around that you think are valuable because they come from someone else, or the peace of mind that you’ll get from having a wide open space?

Simplicity of the home and its value

At Gingko, we believe in good vibes and positive energy. There’s only one way to get the clarity of mind that the home can provide and that is from the simple design that comes with Mid Century modern design. Invest in Mid Century modern furniture and you’re home will become not only functional, but aesthetically beautiful.