Organization Tips to Declutter Your Home
Have you looked around your home lately and realized you need to do something about the “stuff” that is lying around? You are not the only one. Decluttering can help clear the space in your home and in your head. Decluttering can also assist in helping to keep your home cleaner and running smoother. Looking around and realizing you have work to do and not knowing exactly where to start can cause us to walk away and ignore it. There are some easy steps to help start decluttering your home.
These organization tips can help you declutter your home quickly so you can get back to enjoying your free time. Start with two boxes. One for the items that need to be thrown away and another box to take to donate.
- Kitchen- Sort through your cupboards and pantry and put anything you don’t use anymore into your boxes. Organize your pantry and throw away old food. Group your foods together so they are easy to find. For example, all cereals and breakfast foods in one spot.
- Bedrooms- Into the bedroom closets you go. Get rid of clothes you haven’t worn or haven’t fit you in years. It is amazing to find the clothes you forgot about! If you have children go through their clothes and toys at least twice a year. Check under the beds for missing socks or other small items to help keep your home decluttered.
- Bookcases – Are you a book worm? Bookcases are a place you don’t think about but are a place that gathers books, magazines, and other objects, which you may never use again. Clean it out, dust it, and get rid of anything you are not going to read again.
- Linen Closet – We all tend to hoard sheets and towels, we buy new ones and never part with the old ones. Now is the time to get rid of any linen with holes, stains, or that might just be worn out. Now take a look around. Are there still things lying around the house that don’t have a place? You may need to purchase baskets or plastic tubs to help store things in an organized manner.
Don’t forget to donate your unwanted items. While you may not need those items anymore, others might. Throw out the box with things that are worn, beyond repair, or you feel nobody else would want.
Decluttering is a time investment, but once it is done you will find that you get your time back and you will feel less stressed.
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