Did you know clutter makes people feel stressed? If you want to learn how to get rid of clutter, we can help.
In this guide, we’ll go over tips on how to declutter a house. Clutter removal will make your home tidy, and less stressful.
Want to learn more? Keep reading.
1. What’s Your Goal?
Before tackling a massive job like decluttering your home, create an attack plan. You might need to plan the declutter job over a few days.
How big is your home? Will you need to spread the job over a few days? Will you have some people to help you with the job? Some rooms will take longer than others to finish.
Think about how long it will take per room. This way, you don’t end up getting overwhelmed with trying to finish the job in one day. Set realistic goals. Ask a friend to help you with this job.
Will you need to get rid of a lot of garbage? Consider renting a dumpster from Roll Off Dumpster.
Also, when you begin to declutter your home, you might end up getting nostalgic. Some people stop and look at different items and reminisce.
Be aware that this will happen when you start the job. Instead, pick the item up and figure out where it needs to go.
2. Create a Playlist
Consider creating a unique playlist for your decluttering job. You will have more fun while cleaning your home. Favorite music will help you stay energized during the day.
You might prefer to listen to books or podcasts.
3. Start With Your Bathroom
Head to your bathroom and start with a smaller project. This way, you won’t get overwhelmed with a larger room like your kitchen or bedroom.
You should clean out your medicine cabinet first. Go through the items and get rid of old skincare products, makeup, and cleaning products. You should also remove old medications.
Move the things that you often use to the front.
4. Declutter Your Bedroom
Before tackling this room, consider picking up a Put Away bin. This way, you can quickly add items to the bin as you clean your room. Sort the items later. You could also get a box for donation items.
If some clothes might wrinkle, lay them on your bed until you have a chance to hang them up.
You should tackle your chest of drawers next. Work on cleaning out one drawer at a time. Take all the items out so you can go through each item.
Move items you don’t wear to your donation box. You should fold the clothing articles you will continue to use.
Try not to lose focus on this task. Sometimes, people want to shove clothing back into the drawer and forget about it. Instead, make sure you know you’ll wear the clothing item before returning it to the drawer.
You should go to your closet next. Declutter your closet by focusing on a clothing type at a time, like pants. You will have an easier time keeping or throwing away a pair of pants when looking at your entire selection.
You’ll see the pair of pants you often wear versus the ones you never wear. Donate the ones that are still in good condition.
After working through your clothing in the closet, you should start putting back the items you will keep. Consider sorting the items and grouping them.
If you have some items that need to get tailored or repaired, bring them to a seamstress. Put together your donations and drop them off at a local shelter.
5. Clean Your Entryway
If you don’t have a traditional mudroom, go through your entryway area and clean it.
You don’t want to crowd the area. Instead, keep it accessible and easy to move through.
Make sure you have an area where you can hang coats and store shoes.
6. What About the Kitchen?
Kitchens are a little more challenging to keep clutter-free. People do a lot of activities there like cooking and socializing. You may store many tools there. Over time, you might even have duplicates of items.
To declutter your kitchen, work on one category of items like you did before. Work on utensils, glassware, and then bakeware.
Assess the items and put them back where they belong. Get rid of duplicate things that you don’t need. You could give it to a friend or donate it to a family shelter.
Work on the items in your lower cabinets, pantry, and upper cabinets. Clean out the area below the kitchen sink.
Keep your countertops clear of clutter. Consider storing smaller appliances you often use on an accessible shelf.
7. Try to Let Go of Sentimental Items
People find it hard to let go of sentimental items. Try not to see this job as a sad one, but something fun. You will clear your home of a lot of clutter and mess.
As you move your way through the home and look at items, think about when you last used the item. Do you love that particular item? Will you end up using it again in a bit? Do you have enough room for the item?
Now You Know How to Declutter a House
We hope this guide on how to declutter a house was helpful. Make sure you create a plan for your home and give yourself enough time to do the job.
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