A cluttered house can look and feel much smaller than it is, plus, it prevents you from creatively using precious space. With a plan and some elbow grease, you can reclaim your home and kick the clutter.
Here’s how to do it:
- Declutter the Worst First
Start with the most cluttered part of your home. You’ll feel accomplished one it’s done, and you’ll be happy you did it.
- Focus on One Thing at a Time
Instead of thinking about the entire project ahead of you, just focus on one item at a time. Once you’ve decided what to do with it, move to the next one.
- Create Spaces for Your Things
Each item should have its own area to ensure that your home doesn’t get cluttered again.
- Choose What You Love
Often we keep things not because we love them but rather by a sense of guilt. When trying to evaluate whether to keep something you feel obligated to keep consider if they truly add value to your life.
- Tame Kitchen Clutter
Kitchens can easily become cluttered. Whether it is with dirty dishes, expired food items, cook books, or never used kitchen utensils.
- Weave in Secret Storage
Hidden storage in one of the best methods for achieving a clutter free home. When it comes to secret storage there are many options a ottoman, kitchen island, coffee table, or a trunk that doubles as a table.
- Put Pretty Things on Display
Storing items in display cabinets is one of the best way to keep them dust free while showing off parts of a collection or some of your favorite items.
- Eliminate Duplicates
Many people buy multiples of the same thing, but keeping multiples of the same thing can lead to clutter. You may be keeping multiples of the same item in case you need them in the future. Because you think you may use it in the future. But ask yourself how many times have you used it in the past two years.
Whether you’re spring cleaning or just ready for a change, these tips for clearing clutter from your home can help you beautify your home once again.