How to Declutter Your House With Picture Frames [InfoGraphic]

Decluttering has gained in popularity over the past decade. More and more books and blogs teach you how to go through your home and keep what you want, while getting rid of the things that are unnecessary. Getting rid of the clutter in your home has shown significant effects on your mood and stress levels, but it also makes your house looks nice. But using picture frames, you can achieve all the same things, while also adding a positive element to your home.

In the infographic below, we have lined out four ways that picture frames can help you declutter and the benefits of using a picture frame. Whether it’s getting rid of sports pictures, your old diploma, or memorabilia around a special trip you made, a picture frame is the perfect spot to keep and honor the things you don’t want to get rid off. Keep reading below the image for more information on how picture frames can help you declutter.

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Save what matters

One of the problems with decluttering is that there are some things that just don’t fit your house, but you also don’t want to throw out the window- small things you feel an emotional attachment to. Now, depending on which method you use, there are different ways to handle those things. But if you’re looking for a good way to honor the small things you feel emotionally attached to, picture frames can offer the perfect way out. By framing your most treasured memories, you can almost have your declutter cake and eat it, too.

Turn clutter into memories

Not only does framing your treasured memories give you a chance to keep the sentimental while also clearing up space, if you’re proactive about it, you can make memories count where it matters. Because what good is a great photo album if it just takes up space in your book case?

Instead of keeping memories of a trip that you one day hope to turn into a photo album, turn a picture frame into a collage-style photo album. This way, not only do you keep your most important memories intact, you also display them where you can actually see them. And if you’ve got new memories to display, you can simply reuse the same frame.

Reduce stress

Full disclosure: using picture frames doesn’t reduce more stress than using another way to declutter your home. But for people who hate throwing away meaningful things, picture frames do make decluttering a little easier.

Improve your interior

A good picture frame adds to the aesthetics of your home. A good picture frame that’s well used does that, but also adds a sense of personalizing. If you hang your important memories where you can see them, your mood might be elevated every time you see them. And when it comes to decorating your home, shouldn’t that be a leading principle?

 

Our 3 Favorite Blog Posts in September

Each day, we feature fresh content on our Facebook page that relates to everything that has to do with frames: art, home décor and photography. If you’re afraid we just talk about ourselves, don’t worry. We love to pull the best of the web in those subjects so you’ll always find someone that intrigues you.

On top of that, we feature the most popular of the articles we shared in a month and make a ‘best of’ for the month. For September, that means you have a fact-based reason why your DSLR camera is better than the camera in a smartphone, great ‘declutter’ tips for your home and the trick to shadows in your paintings and drawings. Oh, and the most popular of our own blog posts last month, because we’re pretty proud of that one, too.

Photography:

The cameras in smartphones keep getting better and better. And while you can get pretty amazing pictures with these pocket cameras, they’re never going to be at the same level of a DSLR camera. While you probably knew that at to some degree, this blog post does a great job of explaining the science behind the difference. Incidentally, it gives you a great reply when someone tries to start ‘the smartphone argument’.

‘The fact-based reply to everyone who wonders why you carry around a DSLRcamera instead of just using your smartphone’

Home décor:

No matter how well decorated your house is, clutter will take away from how your house feels. Decluttering is the technique to make sure that your house feels like a home and doesn’t add to your stress levels or a subconscious to-do list. This blog post is a very practical guide to a quick declutter you can apply once a week.

How to declutter in 20 minutes’  

Also read: How Picture Frames Help You Declutter

Visual arts:

Shadows are a technique in painting and drawing that can be tricky to get the hang of, but very rewarding. A well-executed shadow gives your painting a sense of realism by touching up details. Shadows can take your painting from “wait, something is missing” to “I wonder what makes it look so natural”. This blog post does a great job of explaining how to create realistic shadows.

The Secret to Painting Realistic Shadows in Sunlight

Our own blog:

While our picture frames are often thought of as frames for art or photos, they also make perfect poster frames. In this blog post, we’ve selected five of our frames that would make an excellent custom poster frame.

Curious about last month’s greatest hits? Click here for August!