Are you afraid to open that hall closet door for fear that piles of objects will come tumbling out? Does your kitchen counter look like you are auditioning for an episode of hoarders? If so, then it is probably time to think about decluttering your home.
Anytime is a good time to declutter your home when the clutter gets more than you can bear. However, the very best time to declutter your home is while you are doing a major cleaning such as spring cleaning so that your home is truly cleaned and organized from top to bottom.
Start from one area/corner! Although there is no one spot that is best when trying to declutter your home I would suggest that you start from one area/room and work your way through.
You also need to get somewhat organized before you actually dig in. The best way to get started is by getting large bins or boxes you will use to collect things you no longer need. These bins should be labelled: – Throw out – Give to Relatives – Sell – Donate – Recycle
Declutter your closet and drawers, getting rid of clothes, shoes, purses and other items you no longer use or need.
Your living room normally does get filled up with items that need to be tossed or given away. Pick up items and put them away where they belong. Keep only the most current magazines and finding a permanent home for various items that belong in the living room such as the remote, and other such items.
The kitchen is the heart of most homes. It is the place where food is prepared and shared, where both serious and light-hearted conversations take place and often where games are played and so much more. - Start with the pantry - Declutter the kitchen drawers - Declutter the kitchen cabinets - Declutter countertops - Declutter under the sink
- Start with the medicine cabinet - Declutter under the sink - Declutter contertops
Decluttering this space can be a real challenge since these areas are often packed floor to ceiling with things you’ve saved to use later. You’ll need to remove everything from this room and sort those things you really want to keep, those items that are still good that you no longer need and those items that you really need to dispose of.
The garage is where everything in your home that doesn’t exactly have a place to go in the house or you simply do not have time to put away the right way goes. The first thing you should do when you go to declutter your garage is to hunt down these items.