Tips & Tricks

Quick and Easy Ways to Declutter Your Home

Do you feel as though your home is full to the brim with clutter? If so then now is the time for you to make a major change. If you make a change now then you should find that it becomes easier for you to clear your home so you can support your mental health going forward.

Decide What You Want to Declutter

One of the first things you should sit down and do is decide what it is you want to declutter. List all of the areas that you want to refresh and pay special attention to anywhere you may have neglected over the months. If you can plan then this will help you to deal with the key areas of your home so you can feel a bit more refreshed. Photograph your rooms if you want to get the biggest impact here. Sometimes a little perspective is all you need and looking at things through a screen is a fantastic way for you to get that satisfying before-and-after image. If you need a quick win, look into self storage.

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Plan your Day

Another thing you need to do is go ahead and plan your day. Try and jump-start your process by mapping out the things you have to do, targeting the places that might be a bit unloved. If you can make a plan then this will stop you from going in and trying to take care of everything as you go. You may want to start by decluttering your kitchen drawer, and then moving onto your wardrobe during the afternoon. Plan your weekend out in detail and also be sure to include specific times for every task. This is one of the best ways for you to make sure that you do everything on time. Of course, if you can take the time to declutter in bite-size chunks and if you can allow just half an hour between each job then it won’t feel as daunting to you.

Get Three Piles

Another thing you need to do is try and organize things into three different piles. You need a pile to donate, a pile to sell and then a pile to discard. If you can make sure that this is the case then you will soon find that it becomes easier for you to manage everything. If possible, you need to start with an area that is going to give you a quick win. This could include a small closet or it may be a drawer. If you can do this then you will soon find that you can keep momentum and you can continue to declutter as time goes on.

If you can pass some things on then this will lessen the impact of your decluttering journey on the environment, so the more you can keep this in mind, the better. Consider passing some old toys down to the other kids in the neighborhood or even have a bit of a yard sale so you can get rid of some things without sending them to the rubbish tip. 

Rachael is a 31 year old mum to 10 year old Luke and 5 year old Oscar. She lives in England and writes about family life, crafts, recipes, parenting wins(and fails), as well as travel, days out, fashion and living the frugal lifestyle.

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