Tips to Declutter Your Home

Discover simple methods to declutter your home and keep it organized!

With the daily living that is done at home, it is no wonder that clutter appears now and again. For some, the clutter is occasional and for others the clutter is a constant issue in the home.

The good news is that there are easy ways to get out of the clutter and all you have to do is follow some easy steps to declutter your home.

The following will highlight various tips to get rid of clutter from your home once and for all!

1. Don't Be Afraid to Purge

Are you a hoarder and simply cannot get rid of anything? After awhile the clutter will take over your life and there simply will not be anywhere to put it.

This is when the purging of old things is essential.

Collect old toys, clothing and household items (which often have a good layer of dust on them).

Use the one year rule to determine what needs to go. For everything that has not been touched for more than a year, throw it away!

Donate them or drop them off at your local thrift store. You can even give away old books that have been read or stored for years.

2. Focus on One Room at a Time

One of the biggest mistakes which individuals make when trying to declutter their home is that they do a little here and a little there without really putting a dent in the decluttering process.

In order to make a difference and truly declutter your home as a whole you must focus on one room at a time.

When you do a little bit in one room and then move on to another one without finishing the first, you'll find that there is little noticeable difference.

By putting your efforts into one room and seeing it through from start to finish you can declutter it quickly and efficiently, then move on to the next room.

3. Don't Get Overwhelmed

It's easy to get overwhelmed during the decluttering process. However, you have to try not to.

This is easily accomplished if you pace yourself and don't try to declutter your entire home in one day.

It might feel overwhelming if you have to declutter your home at one go. But remember, "yard by yard, everything is hard. Inch by inch, everything's a cinch!" Clear one small area at a time.

Make a resolution to work on one room per day or one room per week (depending on your current schedule). This will allow you to take your time going through the items and not feel pressured to race against the clock with regard to decluttering success.

Following these previously mentioned tips for decluttering your home will help you to obtain a clutter-free house easily and efficiently.

4. Put Papers in Their Place

Papers and mail items tend to lend a big hand to cluttering up your home. This is especially the case if you have children in school and all of their schoolwork which they bring home tends to wind up on the floor, on the countertops, covering tables, etc.

The best way to organize papers is to file them away in an orderly fashion.

For home-related documents and old bills, store them in a filing cabinet.

For unpaid bills, a bill storage area on the countertop or in the office drawer is perfect.

For your kid's papers, each child should have their own file folder (such as ones used to keep scrapbooking material in) and when papers come home from school, they can go right into the child's folder, which can be kept in your kid's room.

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