Decluttering your home seems like a big task, but the trick is to split up the task into manageable chunks. Here’s some easy ways you can start decluttering today!
- Choose a shelf: Pick a single shelf in a bookcase or cupboard and go through it. Remove any non-essential items and put them in a box for charity or sale.
- Find spots for 5 items: Sometimes you have items lying around because there’s no good spot for them. Pick up some items that are causing clutter and have a think about somewhere suitable they can go. And if you don’t need the items, donate or sell.
- Clear a bench: Flat spaces should always be clear of clutter. Start with one bench and look to remove everything apart from essential items. If there’s a Nutribullet you haven’t used in ages, put it in the cupboard. Sort through any loose papers and file them appropriately – and find a new place for all paperwork when it comes in.
- Minimise your wardrobe: Spend a day going through all your clothing. If you haven’t worn it in over 6 months, look to throw it out or donate it. (seasonal clothes are the exception)
- Make a 30-day list: Sometimes half the problem with decluttering is you are continually adding new items to the mix. Next time you want to buy something non-essential, write it down on the list. It’s amazing how often you have an impulse that goes away over time. Once this happens, cross an item off the list. Any item that’s still on there after 30 days you can look to purchase.