A new season is a great opportunity to get your house in order! Here are some of our favorite decluttering tips.
Make A Plan
Every big project is easier with a road map. Take some time before you start working to make a plan of attack. Figure out how much clutter is in each room, then start with the one that needs the most love and work your way down.
No Feelings Allowed
It sounds silly, but decluttering can be an emotional thing. We hold onto all kinds of things well past their expiration date because of how they make us feel: clothes we might fit into someday, books someone might read, plates someone might use. If those things haven’t been touched in years and it doesn’t look like that will change any time soon, it’s time for them to go.
Pass It On
Once you’re in the decluttering zone, you might start throwing out everything you see. Step back for a moment and think about whether or not anything you’re getting rid of might be useful to someone else. In each room, have separate boxes, bags, or piles for things that can be donated and things that are trash.
Contain to Maintain
You can straighten up the messiest cabinet by putting similar things – like spices or nail polish bottles – into clear plastic boxes. Use empty jars to store pens, pencils, and other small office supplies. Baskets and wooden crates not only act as a convenient place to throw keys or store books, but add a little rustic charm to your space. Get creative!
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