Most advice on decluttering includes disposing of items to free up space, usually by having a yard sale, donating items, or disposing of them at a landfill or recycling center.

But what if those are not options for you?

Fortunately, you can still declutter your home and make it seem more spacious. You just need to be a little more creative about it.

The first step is to think creatively about your existing storage. If your shelves and cabinets are overflowing, it’s time to reorganize. Can you neatly stack items or use attractive boxes to conceal clutter? A cohesive arrangement can transform those crowded shelves into an eye-catching display.

Next, consider rearranging your furniture to create a sense of spaciousness. By simply moving a couch or shifting a table, you can open up the room, making it appear larger and more inviting. Keep pathways clear — especially the foyer and main hallways — and make sure there’s a logical flow as you move through each room.

Decluttering without removing items may seem like a challenge, but by utilizing these simple tips, you can make your home look more spacious and inviting.