Living in an uncluttered home is a great feeling. Reduce clutter filled with stuff that isn’t meaningful to you. It can make you feel anxious. This clutter can also distract you from living life to the fullest.
Do you have stuff lying around your home that you should get rid of but can’t bring yourself to do it? After all, none of the property is in the way right now. Does it seem to be a waste, or is it easier to leave the clutter there in case someone might want to come over and see what they can find? There are little things you can do at home to reduce clutter.
1. Have a weekly mission
-At the end of each week, gather your family and ask “what is our mission this coming week?”. Make a goal.
The point is to make sure that every week you have a target and try to achieve it. You may also like to check out my blog on how to create a weekly routine.
2. Don’t save your junk mail
-Here’s an easy way to cut down on clutter: clean out your mail and only keep what you need. How does it work? You have a junk mail organiser and throw away all the unnecessary mail. This way you know for sure that you won’t lose or forget any important documents.
3. Organise your wardrobe
-Take everything out at category at a time eg: jeans and sort through it. Let go of items you don’t use or haven’t worn in 6 months and put the rest back in your wardrobe. Rearrange your clothes so that you can see everything at a glance. It feels great when the wardrobes are organised, right?
4. Create a permanent home for things you use every day
-Everyone wants to get rid of clutter, but it can be difficult to do so. Even easier tasks, like organising your bedroom or the kitchen, can be tedious and time-consuming. To do this, you have to go through everything that is lying around, figuring out what you really use (and don’t) and placing the stuff you need in a more accessible location.
5. Get rid of old magazines and newspapers
-Keep your home clean and clutter-free by opting for a minimalist decor. When you are devoted to this lifestyle, those unused items will become your list of declutter candidates. Don’t worry about starting with nothing. You can start small by just getting rid of some old magazines or newspapers that may be sitting around your home.
6. Start with one small project like the utensils drawer
-I know it’s been a busy week. (The kitchen has been a popular spot.) This week we put our focus on the utensil drawer. A small project that doesn’t seem like such a big deal. Give it a go, start with one small project and eventually…you will have zero clutter!
7. Donate toys your kids have outgrown
-Look around your house and see if you have toys that your kids have outgrown, or at least are not using any longer. Then donate them to a local charity. There are at least two benefits of donating toys you have outgrown. The first is that your child will benefit from the excitement of receiving new toys without the guilt of getting rid of something they’ve loved so much. The second is that you’ll be helping another child who needs a toy that fits their age group.
8. Keep your desk clean.
– Ask yourself how many of the following items are on your desk right now? The good news is that each item can easily be removed from the surface of your desk. The better news … those items can be replaced by something more interesting that will make your desk look better and actually help you to get more work done. You may also be interested in reading the post on my blog on how to keep your home office organised.
9. Toss out old pill bottles in your medicine cabinet
-Some people keep a lot of old medicines, but they’re just bottles that you can replace without harm. It seems trashy to just toss them, so toss them in a bag and donate them when you get the chance.
10. Go paperless by scanning and saving documents on your computer
-Surprisingly this is really simple and productive. If your home office or business has a lot of papers, scan them and save them on your computer.
You can reduce clutter in various ways. Choose one to start and stick with it until the behaviour becomes second nature. For instance, you may begin by not buying anything new for a year. Above all, that will help you see how much of your possessions you need. You might be surprised by how little you need some things. The tips above will give you simple steps to reduce clutter and start living your life again.
Try putting some of the clutter-reduction strategies into practice at home. It’s wonderful to have a house that isn’t cluttered. It might make you feel nervous if your house is filled with things that don’t signify anything to you. This clutter might also keep you from really experiencing life.
Still too hard?
Come along to our online workshops to learn lots of decluttering tips so that you can implement new skills no matter what you’re decluttering. Check out all the details for the upcoming workshops here.