Are you sitting in a cluttered home? Do you feel overwhelmed and stressed out by it? Do you think you need a bigger house? Have you tried to declutter before but quickly given up? Don’t worry! I can help you learn how to declutter your home better than ever before
Why Is It Hard To Declutter Your Home?
First of all, I want you to know that it’s not your fault that you are living in a cluttered home. Not entirely at least.
We live in a consumer society that is constantly telling us that happiness can be found in the next acquisition. Our culture tells us that our self-worth is measured by the amount of stuff we own and we can get stuff easier than ever before. In fact, it’s a struggle to avoid wanting and buying stuff.
Another thing that works against you and makes it hard to declutter your home. Fear. Often times when we try to declutter we face a lot of emotions.
We may fear letting go of things we might need in the future. Also, when we get to our sentimental items we may fear letting go of the past. Or we might just feel overwhelmed and afraid of the whole idea of decluttering.
That’s why I want to help you declutter so let me share all my best tips with you so that you will be about to learn how to declutter your home better than ever before!
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Here’s How To Declutter Your Home:
Decluttering can make a huge difference in your home! It opens up space and increases productivity.
But you know that and you are here because you want to know how to declutter your home. So let’s start simple. The basic idea is that you need to go through your home space by space and get rid of things that you do not use, need, or love. This can start out easier than you think.
Don’t start with the hard stuff. Start with the stuff that is literally trash. First look for things like empty shampoo bottles, junk mail, expired food, broken jewelry, and other stuff that you probably should have thrown away a long time ago.
Next, you will start decluttering the stuff that you don’t use that is still in good shape but is not sentimental. You will need to look at problem areas like the bathroom, office, and kitchen.
Let go of duplicate items and things you never use. Try to get rid of 10 items in each room. You can put everything you need to get rid of in a box.
The closet can be an especially challenging place to declutter but when you address the eight reasons you are keeping clothes you don’t wear and you finally let go you will finally find the minimalist wardrobe that matches your personal style!
Once you have taken away all that extra stuff you don’t need it will be easy to find organizational solutions and get your home organized!
What do you do with the clutter?
Now that you have a box of clutter what do you do with it all? Maybe you have more than a box. Maybe you have a garage full of clutter! What do you do?
You can do a lot of good with your clutter! How? There are two things you can do with your clutter that are much better than letting it sit around.
First of all, you can actually sell a lot of things that you do not use but are still in good condition. You may enjoy having a garage sale but my favorite way to sell my clutter is my selling it on Facebook Marketplace.
Read all about how you can do that here. You may think that you won’t make much selling your stuff but I have made over $1,500 in the last 6 months, mostly selling things under $15 each. I also cleared out the garage!
Another great thing you can do with your clutter is to donate it to a local thrift shop or charity. Why keep things you do not need or care about when someone else who does need them will really appreciate them. Don’t hesitate to take your stuff over to the thrift store or charity location!
Stop Creating Clutter
Once you declutter and organize your home you will feel the beautiful freedom of having space on your desks and kitchen counters to work. You will enjoy how much better your house looks! You’ll feel more relaxed in a calmer less chaotic space. But let me warn you, it can be easy to fill your house right back up if you don’t stop creating clutter.
You may know how to declutter your home but do you know how to keep the clutter from coming back? If you don’t want to get into the self-defeating cycle of decluttering and buying and decluttering again you are going to have to stop creating clutter.
As I mentioned before, we live in a consumer society. We are constantly told that money and things buy happiness and we are always needing a new gadget! How do you stop the clutter cyclone? By being careful about what you buy. Learn to be intentional about your shopping habits. Buy only what you really need or believe will bring you closer to your big-picture goals!
If you are careful about shopping you will avoid having a constant decluttering project but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t regularly edit your home. Don’t wait till it feels overwhelming again. Regularly consider the things you own and decide if you are still using them and enjoying them or not.
Once you have decided you can let go of something do so decisively. Snap a picture and post it on Facebook or take it down to the thrift store. Don’t let it sit around in the garage and don’t talk yourself into keeping it.
After Decluttering, Comes Organization
When you are done decluttering it’s time to do some organization. Remember that. Declutter first, then organize. Otherwise you are just organizing clutter that will get disorganized again.
Decluttering isn’t the same as organizing. What’s the difference? Decluttering involves getting rid of all the extra junk you don’t need or love. Your house will never stay organized if you don’t declutter. However, if you don’t organize what is left your house will still look messy.
Another key to a happy organized home is to find a relaxed way to organize each space in your house. If you get too fussy things will fall apart fast so it’s important to find organizational solutions that are easy to keep up with and maintain during your busy life.
You will need to organize your everyday items but you will also need to organize seasonal items and craft supplies. Once you find the right organizational solutions it will be easy to keep your home looking great!
Decluttered and Organized! Now we need to clean the house…
Here at Doable Simplicity, I am focused on helping you simplify your life and find ways to declutter and organize your home. Still, your home will not look and feel it’s best until it’s shiny and clean!
I’m happy to tell you I have been a cleaning lady for over 15 years so I will be happy to share my cleaning tips and tricks. I will tell you which products really work. I will also share cleaning schedules for your weekly cleaning as well as the deep cleaning projects that need to be done from time to time! Did you know minimalism can help you clean your home?
Read how you can steal just a few tips from the minimalist lifestyle to make your home easier to clean in this article.
Learn How to Declutter Your Home For All the Great Benefits!
So why am I so excited about decluttering and organizing? I know it seems like a boring thing to be fascinated by. The reason I love to organize and help others find ways to declutter and organize their home is that it makes their home a safe haven, a calm space, and a functional machine in the life they are creating.
When your home is not stuffed with clutter and everything is organized in a logical place you will be able to be more productive. You won’t lose tons of time looking for your keys or the blouse you want to wear to work. There will then be more time for fun with the family! You will also have more time for hobbies, personal development goals, and rest.
There are so many benefits to a clutter-free home! The biggest benefit of a clutter-free and organized home is that it will make room for all the things that really matter in life! And you won’t need a bigger house after all!
Do You Find Decluttering Overwhelming?
If you find decluttering overwhelming or you are afraid to even get started you are not alone! Wouldn’t it be great if I could come to your house and walk you through the process step by step?
I can’t do that but I did create a unique 3 phase decluttering process that will help you declutter your house and keep it decluttered without feeling overwhelmed or afraid at any point! EVERYTHING you need to know is in the FEARLESS DECLUTTERING E-Book! Grab it HERE!