Need help decluttering your home? I’ve got some great decluttering tips to help you declutter your house. I’ve included a declutter your house checklist that gives you tips on decluttering.
If you need to learn how to declutter your home or you need decluttering tips for hoarders this post has tons of information to help you get through the clutter in no time.
Clutter in your home can seem quite overwhelming to take care of. Looking around seeing piles of papers, items that don’t have a home, and just having too much stuff can make the decluttering process overwhelming and paralyzing.
There are tons of blog posts out there promising amazing results but they also fall short because they don’t get to the root of the problem and they expect you to spend hours upon hours going through everything.
In this post, I’m sharing the best decluttering tips to help you get through the clutter. I’ve put together a free declutter house checklist to help you. Click the image below to download it.
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Tips on Decluttering
My first decluttering tips is to start small. Rethink the way you go through your clutter.
Find a section that you can go through in 10-15 minutes. Maybe that’s your sock drawer. It might be even smaller than that.
The point is to pick one spot per day that will take you 10-15 minutes to go through. When you’re done decluttering, stop, pick the spot that you’re going to declutter tomorrow, and walk away, you’re done for the day.
Make it a daily thing
Decluttering is a process that’s why my next decluttering tip is to make it a daily thing. You’re not expected to go from cluttered to decluttered in a matter of minutes.
Make an agreement with yourself that you will carve out 20 minutes a day to do some decluttering. Then, schedule a time that you are going to commit to decluttering.
Once you make this a daily thing, it will come easy. It takes an average of 21 days to create a habit. Why not create a healthy habit by carving out 20 minutes a day to making your life a little less cluttered.
Start to finish in a session
You don’t want to half-ass the decluttering. I added a video on IGTV with my complete 20-minute decluttering method that you can check out.
How to use your time while decluttering
Yes, you will be spending a total time of 20 minutes during the decluttering process, but you’ll only be spending 10-15 minutes going through that space. The other 5-10 minutes will be your clean up time.
When you go through your space, you’ll probably have garbage, recycle, and donations. Take care of the garbage and recycle now to make your space look organized.
Once you’ve completed the 10-15 minutes of going through the spot, you’ll throw away the garbage, toss the recycling in the recycling, and then bag up the donations and put them in your car.
Set a timer
While I think all of these tips are important, I find this one will help you from becoming too overwhelmed.
Set the timer for 20 minutes once it goes off, you’re done. It’s your choice, you can walk away and be done for the day, except I want you to go a little further. Instead of setting the timer for 20 minutes, I want you to set the timer for 10 minutes.
You’ll go through your section. Once the timer goes off you have 2 options. Set it for 5 minutes and keep going for 5 minutes or you can stop there. Organize the area (garbage, recycle, donation) now you’re done for the day.
If the section that you picked doesn’t have a dent in it after 10 minutes, then you’ve picked a section that is too big. Remember: try the sock drawer, utensil drawer, half of the top shelf of the closet. You’ll be taking baby steps through this entire decluttering process. (If it was easy for you to do in 1 full swing, you wouldn’t be looking for advice.)
Decluttering tip, celebrate your accomplishment
My final decluttering tip for you is to celebrate your accomplishments! Seriously, you completed an area. Like, that spot is decluttered and you’re done. After 1 week of spending 20 minutes a day, you’ve gone through 7 spots, after a month you’ve gone through 30 spots.
After a month, you’re probably going to see a huge improvement–not in how your home looks, but how you feel. You’re not going to have all of that clutter weighing you down. You’ll feel lighter, happier, and freer.
If you are ready to start decluttering your home on your own, it’s time to download the Declutter in 20 Checklist that I’ve put together for you. All you need to do is click the image below to get your own free copy.