A Guide to Decluttering Your Home


Let us be honest; clutter seems to find its way around the home faster than we can snap our fingers. Even if you are the cleanest person there is, there is always that pile that never seems to go away. These items make cleaning hard and eat into our spaces. A decluttered space helps you move around your house with ease and relieves stress since your home feels tranquil. It also gives you a sense of control as you get rid of items with no value in your life. Many people tend to declutter homes before moving to reduce the things they have to move with.

When you decide to make the bold move to declutter your space, you might stop right on your track if the pile is overwhelming or have no idea how to go about it.

To ease this, below is a simple guide on how to go about decluttering your home.

1. Find a Dumpster

Before you remove clutter from your home, you need to have a specific place to put it. If you do not do this, clutter will end up in your backyard and within no time back in your house.

You do not have to buy a dumpster since this can be a costly investment to make. You can easily rent out different-sized dumpsters from Dumpster & Co., depending on your needs. These dumpsters are available for the duration you lease them. They also provide sellers and haulers to take them off your property as soon as you are done.

It also helps you work within a specific duration of time as you get to work around the clock to get value for your money.

2. Work on One Room at a Time

For an orderly decluttering process, start getting rid of one clutter one room at a time.

Having a clean room is motivation enough to get other rooms to the same level. It also frees up space to place the valuable items for ease to move around other rooms too. You can start with the most used space or the spare rooms, depending on your preferences.

3. Create  a Sorting System

To ascertain that everything goes in the right place, have a sorting system in place.

Get labeled trash bags or boxes where you place the items. You can mark the items under categories such as things to keep, donate, recycle, repair, store, and throw away. You can also bring all the stuff into one room and sort them while taking them to different rooms.

In this case, each room holds specific items that you can later store or get rid of with ease. If the system does not work for you, you are free to create one that works for you.

4. Get Smart With Storage

You might spend too much time getting rid of clutter, but failure to control it will take you back to the same hole you were in. Find ways to minimize stuff on counters, floors, and couches.

Define specific storage areas as this helps reduce spills and overflows. Store seasonal items as soon as the season ends, as this helps create space for the new ones.

Additionally, get hooks, hangers, and drawers, which helps them, stay off the floor, bed, and counters. For closets, ensure you sort clothes, too, which helps reduce spills as you search through them.

Jeff Campbell

Jeff Campbell is a husband, father, martial artist, budget-master, Disney-addict, musician, and recovering foodie having spent over 2 decades as a leader for Whole Foods Market. Click to learn more about me

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