Are you tired of constantly dealing with clutter in your home? Are you ready to declutter your home, but you don’t know where to start? These decluttering tips will help you say goodbye to all that clutter in record time!
It’s no secret that clutter is a HUGE source of stress in the home. Extra clutter means spending time organizing, cleaning, moving around, and putting stuff away. (And that’s time you could be using to do something a lot more fun!)
Lots of clutter means arguments with family members to “clean up your stuff!” Which only results in MORE yelling and frustration when said family member refuses or “forgets” to clean up after themselves.
Who wants to live like that? Nobody does! But yet we do, because it’s hard to break the clutter cycle when it’s all you know.
My friend, the ideas below can CHANGE YOUR LIFE if you let them. They are the best decluttering tips you can follow. Read through them, and then take the time to actually implement them in your home.
These tips on decluttering will help you declutter your home in record time, and say goodbye to the stress and chaos. Don’t believe me? I dare you to give it a try, and see if you don’t notice a difference!
10 Decluttering Tips to Declutter Your Home in Record Time
1. Make a decluttering plan.
Want to know the secret to decluttering success? Start with a plan! This is one of the MOST IMPORTANT things you can do when you’re decluttering your home. I can’t emphasize this enough!
You can download my FREE decluttering guide & planner right here to help you create your decluttering plan.
Making and following a plan will help ensure you’re not bouncing back and forth from room to room, decluttering half a room here and a drawer or closet there.
That kind of scattered decluttering typically doesn’t amount to anything. It will wear you out and leave you in a state of feeling like you’re constantly decluttering but making NO progress. So do yourself a favor, and start with a plan.
2. Put it on your calendar.
After you’ve made your decluttering plan, make it a priority and put it in writing on your calendar. Prove to yourself that this isn’t going to be something that you just think about but never happens.
Even if you’re really busy, it’s completely possible to declutter your home in just 30 minutes a day. Or if you have a free weekend, just get it over with and declutter your entire home in one weekend.
The longer you wait, the more clutter you’ll have piling up in your home. So don’t put this off. Write it down and get started!
HELPFUL HINT: Want to declutter your entire home in just ONE weekend? My free guide will show you how!
3. Gather a few supplies.
You’ll want to get a few trash bags and boxes so that you have a place to put the things you’re getting rid of. You’ll also need some markers and decluttering labels to keep track of what’s going where.
I also recommend a timer of some sort. This can be a kitchen timer or even an app on your phone to keep track of when it’s time to move on to the next room.
4. Start simple.
Start in a room that you can declutter in a short amount of time, such as a bathroom. The bathroom is the perfect place to start because it’s small, shouldn’t take too long to declutter, and there aren’t a lot of sentimental items to deal with.
After you’ve decluttered the bathroom, you can use that momentum to move onto a room that’s more cluttered.
If you try to start in a big room that’s filled with clutter, chances are you’ll be overwhelmed and lose focus before you can make any progress.
So do yourself a progress and start small. Give yourself that easy win to gain some momentum before you tackle the more challenging areas.
5. Set a timer.
Set a time limit for each room. If you’re using my FREE decluttering guide and planner, it will help you plan out how much time you’ll need to declutter each room. Then set your timer when you begin decluttering that room.
When you limit your time, you have to get down to business and make progress. You don’t have time to reminisce about each and every object in your home. It forces you to make quick decisions.
When you take the time to stop and think about every object, you can end up spending an entire day on ONE room. You’ll find that there’s nothing to get rid of, because you’ve attached meaning to EVERY little object.
So do yourself a favor and limit your time. We want this to be as quick and painless as possible!
6. Break it down.
If the thought of decluttering an entire room is so overwhelming you don’t know where to start, break it down. For example, in the bedroom you might have a dresser, bedside table, and closet.
Declutter each of these sections one at a time before you move on to the next area. This helps break the room down into manageable bits and pieces, instead of looking at it as one big heap of clutter with no end.
7. Keep only what you need and use.
Want an easy way to decide what to keep? It all boils down to this one question:
DO I USE THIS ON A REGULAR BASIS?
Keep this question in your mind while you’re decluttering, and it will make decluttering your home a lot easier.
Of course there are exceptions to this rule, but generally speaking, you should only keep what you actually use in your home.
Keep only what you use, and it will DRASTICALLY cut down on the amount of clutter in your home.
8. Sort things as you go.
As you’re decluttering, sort everything into piles:
KEEP, TRASH, RECYCLE, DONATE, SELL
You should have a separate bag, box, or bin for each one. Once you’ve made the decision as to whether you’re keeping or getting rid of something, put it in the appropriate spot.
Donate or sell items that are in good condition. If they’re not in good condition, put them into the trash or recycle pile and move on to the next item. If you decide to keep something, make sure it has a place where it belongs.
Do this while you’re decluttering so you don’t have to go through your things a second time.
9. Don’t forget decluttering labels!
There’s nothing more frustrating than doing all that hard work to declutter your home, only to find you have no idea what you’re tossing and what you’re donating.
Label every single box, bag, and bin so you know exactly what is going where. You can use my decluttering labels, or make them yourself.
Make sure you label things while you’re going through them so you don’t have to go through things twice and double your work load.
10. Get it out of your house ASAP!
Once you’ve finished sorting through everything, get it out of your home! Make a run to the landfill with things you’re throwing away and recycling.
Load up the car and head to the thrift store with your donations. List the items you’re selling online, or plan a yard sale.
Don’t put this off, or things will migrate back into your home, undoing all your hard work!
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When it comes down to it, no matter how much space you have in your home, at some point, it will run out.
And living in a home that is overflowing with too much stuff is stressful! It’s frustrating, depressing, and overwhelming.
Therefore, everything you own should hold some sort of meaning, value, or use to you. If it doesn’t, it’s just taking up valuable real estate!
I sincerely hope you use these tips on decluttering your home to get rid of the clutter that’s weighing you down. My friend, you deserve to live in a clutter-free home!
Don’t put this off! Use these decluttering tips and tricks to get rid of the clutter in your home. Do it for yourself, and I guarantee you will notice a HUGE difference!
Ready to tackle your clutter? Consider me your accountability partner! Leave a comment below and tell me your action plan to get rid of that clutter in your home. I know you can do it!