Nothing can throw off household organization like clutter. Whether you just moved into a new home, sold your house and need to get everything in order or just want to get a jump start on spring cleaning – de-cluttering can be a big project. Here are a few tips to help:
Buy smaller decorative containers to hold objects rather than keeping bulky package items. It will look prettier and make a room look more put together and organized.
Take the 5-5-5 Challenge
This challenge is a simple way to pinpoint 5 items to throw away, 5 items to donate and 5 items to return to their proper place. Whether you do this once a week or once a month this can be a fun way to quickly organize your home with a game-like feel.
To make more space in your closets for other items try the hanger experiment. Hang all of your clothes with the hangers in the reverse direction. After you wear an item hang it facing the correct direction. After 6-12 months take the items you haven’t worn and donate or trash them. Your closet space will really open up once you get rid of items you don’t wear.
Put every piece of paper in your home to the two F’s Paper Purge test. If the piece of paper can’t be filed (bills, bank statement) or framed (kids’ artwork) toss it out. You’ll find your office area and bill station less crowded with miscellaneous papers.
Putting vertical risers inside your bathroom’s tiny medicine cabinet can nearly double the space. The risers will not only create space for toiletries but can give a sleek and tidy look.
A Novel Idea
Have too many books and not enough shelf space? Try stacking a couple books on top of one another. It will create a nice spot to place a picture frame or keepsake.
De-cluttering can seem like an overwhelming goal, but if completed with quality in mind rather than quantity can be a simpler task. Plan time in your schedule once a week to dedicate on a certain area rather than trying to complete your entire home in one day.