Decluttering a whole house can seem overwhelming. BUT if it's broken down into bite size chunks, it doesn't seem so bad. These tips helped me declutter my house. Hopefully you'll find them just as useful.
#1. Start with decluttering for 15 minutes a day. It's enough time to achieve something. It's short enough that we can all fit it into our busy schedules. If you do this one thing, it becomes a good habit. It will also ensure you keep your home clutter free in the future.
#2. Pick one room for your 15 minutes a day sessions and stick to it until it's decluttered. It doesn't really matter which room you start with.
#3. Declutter storage space first. Once you get control of drawers, cabinets and closets it will be so much easier to find a home for everything.
#4. Be ruthless in deciding what to keep and let go. You can't succeed at decluttering unless your willing to let stuff go.
#5. Make it easy to get rid of stuff. Designate space for items you want to sell, donate to charity, give away, send for recycle or bin.
#6. Deal with paper. Little and often works best. Paper causes a lot of clutter. Bills, invoices, receipts. . . it's so easy to get out of control. Get a simple system going for incoming mail. You'll need a bin and a 2 tier tray. One tray for items that need to be actioned, the other for documents that need to be filed. Set up a filing system. Use a diary for scheduling actions, like paying bills.
#7. As soon as you bring something new into the house, set aside storage space for it. Always keep it in it's place when not in use.
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