When your home is cluttered, it feels like chaos. You can’t find anything, and you’re constantly tripping over toys or laundry. Sound familiar? If so, it’s time to declutter your home in 3 easy steps! This blog post will walk you through the process of decluttering your home step-by-step and also give you tips on how to get started and how to stay organized along the way. Follow these simple steps, and soon you’ll have a clutter-free home that you love!
#1 Make a plan
Start by taking a look at each room in your home and dividing it into zones. This can be based on function (living room, bedroom, kitchen, etc.) or by type of item (clothing, books, papers, etc.). Once you’ve divided the rooms into zones, start sorting through each zone and get rid of anything that you no longer need or use. Be ruthless! If you haven’t used it in the last year or so, chances are you don’t need it. Donate any clothes that are too small, books that you’ve read already, and toys that your child has outgrown.
If there are items that you’re not sure what to do with them, put them in a donate/sell/trash pile and make a decision later. It’s important to be decisive when decluttering your home so you don’t get overwhelmed and give up. Once you’ve gone through each zone in your home, put everything that’s left into designated boxes or bags (donate, sell, trash) and move on to the next room.
You can even purge with a yard sale in mind.
#2 Purge your belongings
Now it’s time to purge your belongings! Go through each box or bag and get rid of anything that you don’t want or need. This includes clothes that are stained, broken toys, and outdated kitchen appliances. If it’s not something that you use or love, get rid of it! When you’re going through your belongings, be sure to ask yourself these questions:
- Do I love this?
- Do I use this?
- Would I miss this?
If the answer is no to any of these questions, then get rid of it! Once you’ve purged your belongings, put everything that’s left into designated boxes or bags (donate, sell, trash) and move on to the next step.
#3 Organize your belongings
Now it’s time to organize your belongings! This includes folding clothes properly, organizing books by genre, and using storage containers to store toys. When you’re organizing your belongings, be sure to think about how you use each item. For example, if you usually put your clothes away right after you wear them, then invest in some suitable hangers that will keep them from getting wrinkled. If you like to read books before bed, then invest in some good bookcases that can hold all of your books.
When you’re organizing your belongings, be realistic about how much space you have and how often you use each item. Don’t try to fit a lot of stuff into a small space or buy a bunch of storage containers if you only use them once a year. If you have a lot of things left over and you still feel like the house would be a bit cluttered if you had to keep it all in there, consider investing in one of the many storage units available in your area to keep everything safe!
In conclusion, when you declutter your home in three easy steps, you’ll have more space, less chaos, and a sense of accomplishment. Follow these simple steps, and you’ll be on your way to a clutter-free home in no time!