Did you know that there are many good ways to start clearing out extra clutter in your entire house?
The trick is to take it one small, manageable step at a time. If you have a lot of stuff, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed, but if you take it slowly, you’ll make more progress than you think. Take a look at all of the ways you can declutter your house. If you feel your situation isn’t a fell swoop decluttering project or the clutter level requires hiring a professional organizer or even a celebrity organizer like Marie Kondo, then go for it!
Decluttering your house can be an overwhelming task. There are so many ways to get started, but it can feel like a daunting organizing project. It’s difficult to prioritize what needs to go and what you should keep around. That’s why before starting anything else, have your own handy decluttering checklist.
But don’t worry! This post will help you with some of these easy tips for decluttering your home to feel manageable again and have that sense of accomplishment.
Declutter your clothes closet by organizing it by color
Organizing your clothes closet by color can be incredibly helpful when you’re trying to decide what to wear in the morning. Organizing clothing by color is an easy way to declutter your closet since it makes it easier to find what you’re looking for. Plus, it saves you time that would otherwise be spent digging through piles of clothes.
In every closet, there are a few clothes that you never wear that occupy your closet space. Sometimes it’s a shirt that you used to love, but now you feel out of style and cannot stand the thought of wearing it. Other times, it is an item that you are simply tired of having. Regardless of the reason, you will need to do something with that old clothing. One option you have is to donate it to charity. However, you will probably not get much money in return. Therefore, selling your old clothes at a consignment shop might be a better option.
Sort through and throw away any old magazines or newspapers
While you’re decluttering your home, you might run across magazines, newspapers, or other paper items that you’ve kept around for no reason. Unless you are a collector, there’s no reason to hold on to these things that add to visual clutter — they’re big, bulky, and in the case of newspapers, they’re filled with dated information that you don’t need. (The exception to this is, of course, if you’re a collector; if that’s the case, then, by all means, keep every last one!) Most magazines and newspapers are also printed on flimsy paper that’s not meant to last; it’s only a matter of time before they start to yellow and fall apart. It’s time to donate all of this pile of papers, or if you are artsy, you can make a profit from making crafts made out of old magazines. You only need few pieces of coffee table magazines.
Clean out the junk drawer in your kitchen
We all have those drawers in our kitchen that we just can’t seem to keep organized. But the junk drawer is a different animal entirely. It’s not like you’re going to tidy it up regularly, and there are always apparent trash or other items that need to be put away but never get taken care of because they’re always hiding in the junk drawer. The junk drawer usually contains everything from pens, pencils, old mail, keys, old remote controls, batteries (don’t forget about those!), paper clips, and bobby pins – we get it! There is no shortage of things that could go into this one little space on your kitchen countertop or worst kitchen table; however, if you take some time each week or month and clean out your junk drawer then life will get easier.
Also include other cabinets in your entire house like the medicine cabinet, storage for cleaning supplies, and don’t forget your pantry!
Get rid of all those items that you never use, like extra towels or spare dishes
It’s time to toss those old kitchen wares, mismatched food containers, old table linens, and other unnecessary wares. This will give you larger space in your drawers or cabinets.
Get rid of items you don’t use or need and organizing what’s left. Or you have your yard sale where you sell stuff that you longer need. We all have those things we never use, like extra towels or spare dishes in the kitchen cabinets. These are typically just taking up extra space and can be cleared out quickly. Sort kitchenware by type (e.g., cooking utensils) and keep off other non-kitchen items. Put items together if they’re not already there (e.g., knives with knives, spatulas with spatulas, or coffee cups with coffee cups).
There might be some old towels or just random items lying on your kitchen counters, then you must add them in your decluttering process. As part of your decluttering project, this goes with other parts of the house like your bathroom counter or closet shelves.
Organize your home office
Many people need office space in their homes, but often that room quickly turns into a clutter catcher for nearly everything that doesn’t have a home. Too many distractions can be a headache and it is difficult to work on your projects when the room is a mess.
A clean workspace gives you more time to focus on your work and less anxiety when you see clutter building up because there’s nothing worse than having no space or room at home with which to store anything new!
Clear the clutter in your office—and get rid of the unnecessary item cluttering your desk, office drawer, and home office like the piles of paper items. Clean out all the clutter and make room for the things you use regularly. If there’s a need to separate all the office supplies from the craft supplies, then do it!