Decluttering your home can be a daunting task. Let’s go over some tips to help make decluttering your home a little bit easier.
Let’s face it, clutter has its way of popping its ugly head where it doesn’t belong. It can get overwhelming and keeping up with the clutter is important but where do you start? How do you maintain it? Hopefully, with these decluttering your home tips you can know where to start and keep the clutter at a minimum.
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Decluttering your home tips
Let’s look at some simple tips to help you get through the clutter in your home so you’re not too overwhelmed.
Set a schedule
When you are setting up your to-do list set aside 20-30 minutes to declutter an area of the house. A small bite-sized decluttering session that won’t overwhelm you is a great place to start.
Pick a small section that won’t overwhelm you. If you make this a daily or even a 3 times a week thing you’ll get through the clutter before you know it!
Decluttering your home one room at a time
Bouncing from room to room can make decluttering really overwhelming. By picking a room to start in, completing it, and then moving on to the next room will help you get through the clutter much quicker.
Not only will you get less distracted when decluttering your home, but you’ll see results much quicker by sticking to one room at a time.
Plan out your decluttering by picking one section to tackle each day. You can pick a tabletop, drawer, shelf, or corner of the room. Keep the sections small so you can get through it in under 30 minutes.
Set up a mail sorting area
To keep up with paper clutter it’s important to sort the mail as soon as it comes in. Toss out junk mail as soon as it comes in the house so it does pile up.
Many companies offer electronic billing. Switch your invoices to e-billing so you don’t have to worry about paper clutter.
One in one out rule
Now that you’re focusing on removing clutter it’s important to make sure more doesn’t come in. Implement an one in one out rule. For something that you bring into your home remove something similar.
For example if you buy a new shirt, it’s time to remove an old shirt. Same goes for games, toys, or even kitchen gadgets.
Declutter your home together
If you don’t live alone that means that the clutter isn’t just your problem it’s everyone’s problem. Set up a system so the whole family can help. If you assign a small section to everyone you’ll get through the clutter that much quicker.
Set up a reward system
People work better with a reward. Before you start decluttering set up a reward. Maybe you’ll treat yourself to something when 1 room is complete and maybe another when your entire home is complete.
This will really motivate you to follow through with decluttering your home.
If decluttering your home makes you feel sleepy or sluggish try to energize yourself before you start. Turn on your favorite playlist, or even turn on the TV while you’re decluttering.
Having something enjoyable in the background will help you to continue to declutter your home.
Decluttering your home doesn’t have to be draining or overwhelming. By setting up a plan and making this a habit you can get through the clutter in no time.