Everyone faces that one phase in their life where they can no longer stand seeing the millions (ok, maybe it’s just what feels like millions) of heavy duty plastic boxes filled with unwanted items taking up around them. Whether they are in the bedroom, kitchen or garage, we’re all guilty of it. Some of us don’t even bother to properly unpack following a move to another property.

There might have been several moments when you’d have opened a box full of memories with the intent of going through it all and declutter, only to come across  objects that once were really close to your heart… and that’s it, mission failed.

However, at one point, you’ve either got to face those memories and figure out how you can incorporate the items that are important into your daily life and interior, or simply get used to the fact they’re only eating up the available space in your house, which means they may need to go.

If you’re all set to declutter to ensure you are keeping only the important things (and therefore avoiding the apt title of hoarder), then check out the tips put together by our team at Plastic Box Warehouse on how to stow your “not-so-easy-to-throw-away” items.

Let go of the stuff that you no longer require

When it comes to stowing your sentimental belongings, the first thing you need to learn is to let go of those items that you DO NOT need. We’re definitely not saying that it’s an easy task to complete, but it is essential!

Well, once you’ve made up your mind to sort those belongings out, just relax for a while rather than diving into the process straightaway. Ensure that you’ve mentally prepared yourself and are all set to let go off some of the clutter – certain items may bring back old memories, but that’s alright. It’s the ability to separate what needs to be kept and what doesn’t that determines if you’re a hoarder or not!

However, for every item, you need to ask yourself the following questions:

  • Why are you holding onto that item? Does it remind you of something?
  • If it brings back memories, can you remember it without having the item?
  • Can you give away that object to someone else?
  • Can you repurpose the item into something that can be used in the future?
  • Would it be enough if you just had an image of it?

Give away objects to charity

If you do not wish to throw away your sentimental items, you could always give it away to an organisation or charity that helps those in need. If you aren’t sure as to where you can donate, you can search for some organisations online and get in touch with them.

Also, if you’ve got something that’s really hard for you to keep, through an emotional standpoint, why not give it someone who doesn’t have such an attachment – they’ll surely be able to put it to use in a much more practical way.

Besides, it will become easier for you to let go off that item when you know the other person will be able to reap benefits from using it.

Decide what you want and store these items properly

As we mentioned before, it isn’t that easy to choose a particular item over the other, when all of them are equally important to you. Also, there are times when it becomes really difficult for you to determine whether or not you’d like to keep an object.

Well, rather than throwing all of them back into the worn cardboard boxes they’ve lived in for many years, why don’t you start storing all of your priceless belongs correctly? Our tote boxes are the perfect storage solution and due to their airtight nature and secure structure, your beloved items will be found in 5 or 10 years exactly how you left them.

Of course,we understand that, at times it can get really difficult to part ways with items that mean a lot to you.

With our full range of home storage boxes and large bulk containers, we can help you make the process of storing your sentimental items much easier. So, if you need any assistance with stowing items, feel free to get in touch with the team at Plastic Box Warehouse today.