If you’re lucky enough to have your own man cave, a space where you can truly relax and be yourself surrounded by all the stuff you love, you are very lucky indeed. Numerous studies have shown that having your own space, and being able to relax, is very beneficial for your mental health. But you know what’s also beneficial for your mental health? A well-ordered, clutter-free space. So, with that in mind, we’ve put together some tips to help you declutter the man cave and enjoy it even more…
Start with the junk
If your space is like most man caves, chances are there is a lot of junk in there; stuff that was once useful but which is now broken or past its best. The easiest way to get started with your declutter is by removing this stuff from your space. You may have had good intentions to upcycle that old cooler into a beer fridge or you may have wanted to fix up those old tools as conversation pieces, but let’s face it, it’s been a long time and no progress had been made, so clear them out and enjoy the peace of mind that comes with a less cluttered home.
Of course, repurposing some of the stuff in your man cave can be a good way of transforming it from clutter to a much-loved part of your home. For example, you could frame your first baseball glove that’s just been lying around, and turn it into a nostalgic piece of decoration, or you could turn those used beer cans and wine bottles into fun candles. It’ll not only transform the space but also give you a little project to work on too.
Invest in more storage
If you want your man cave to stay uncluttered, then even before you’ve finished the decluttering process, you’re going to want to invest in some decent storage solutions such as bookshelves and wall cabinets by Tylko. That way, you can find a place for everything you do want to keep in your man cave, and as long as you’re diligent about putting things away when you’re done with the, your space will stay relatively tidy and clutter-free.
Pare down your collection
If you’re the kind of guy who has three of the same size screwdriver, about a million screws, more comics than you could ever hope to read, and … well you get the idea, it could be time to pare down your collection. Become more discerning and curate your collection so that it only includes the most useful, interesting, and essential items. None of us need to have multiples of every item and by working out which possessions we truly do need and which give us the most value, we can learn a lot about ourselves while making our man caves even more pleasant places to be.
Keep on decluttering
Once your man cave is decluttered, you’re sure to love its new look, but it will only stay that way if you keep on top of things, so remember that decluttering is an ongoing process, and enjoy your downtime in the man cave once you’re done.