Wondering how to get rid of clutter in your house? Well, then you’ve come to the right place.
Having a messy home can contribute to stress and overwhelm in daily life. But luckily, there are several things you can do to declutter your home and make it feel new again. Hint: patience is key!
Keep reading to learn 5 ways you can start getting rid of clutter in your home.
1. Start Small
Decluttering a whole house is a daunting task.
So instead of starting with a huge area like the garage or the kitchen, start small. Great places to begin are a desk drawer, a single shelf, or a small closet. And once you get the hang of it, you can begin tackling bigger areas that have more clutter.
2. Go Room By Room
To make the process as simple as possible, clean out one room at a time. Then once you’re finished, you can move onto the next area. Here are some things you should consider removing in each room.
In the kitchen:
Old food storage containers
Scratched pots and pans
Cups you never use
In the bedroom:
Shoes you don’t need
Old bedding or pillows
In the office:
Pens with no ink
3. Keep, Donate or Toss
When going through your things, think about keeping stuff you need, donating stuff you don’t need, and tossing stuff nobody needs. But keep in mind, anything you keep or donate should be in good shape! And if you’re unsure where to donate your things, look for a local book donation, clothes donation, or miscellaneous donation site.
Things to keep:
Things you used in the past year
Important sentimental items
Things you want to sell
Things to donate:
Things to toss:
Anything that’s broken
Things that hold no value
4. Add Smarter Storage
If you decide to keep some items, you’ll need a better place to store them. To help with this, add some smart storage to your home.
Here are some ways to increase storage:
Magnetic wall strips
5. Don’t Keep Adding Things
Once you’ve finished getting rid of all that clutter, you don’t want to add it all back.
So from now on when you go shopping, think about the item before you buy it. Consider if you need it, if you will use it, and where you will store it. If you’re unsure about any of the answers, you probably shouldn’t get it.
Start Getting Rid of Clutter in Your Home
Getting rid of clutter in your house doesn’t have to be hard. And if you use these 5 tips, your house will feel bigger and cleaner in no time. Just check in every few months to make sure the clutter hasn’t returned!
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