Clearing your home of clutter can seem like a mammoth task, but it doesn’t have to be. The best way to do it is room by room.
To help you out, we’ve put together a ‘declutter your home checklist’, so you can learn how to get rid of unnecessary clutter and while you’re at it, pick up some tips to keep your space organised.
Clearing clutter top tips:
- Sorting and organising sentimental items is the hardest part, so do this last.
- Lay out all similar items in one place. This will help to give you an accurate overview of how much clutter you have. For example, do you really need three of the same kitchen utensils?
- Take your time. Don’t move onto the next room until you’ve finished the first.
- Have empty boxes clearly labelled:
- For the bin
- To be recycled
- To give to a charity shop or to sell
- To keep
How to declutter your home, room by room
1. Decluttering your bedroom
First, approach each piece of bedroom furniture separately. As it’s small, the bedside table is usually a good place to start.
As you sift through and begin to clear clutter, keep a waste-paper bin close by. Use small storage boxes to organise anything in your nightstand drawers, and cable ties or clips to keep your phone cords and cables secure.
When it comes to decluttering your closet, go through clothing by type. This is where your empty boxes will come in handy, as there will likely be lots to get rid of. Creating a capsule wardrobe is essential when it comes to decluttering your home and keeping your space organised. Consider keeping versatile pieces, and a handful of statement items.
Label some different wardrobe baskets and inserts and keep the same items together. For example, a separate box for shoes, accessories, socks, and underwear.
A hanging storage organiser is a great way to store folded up clothing and make the most out of your wardrobe space. If you run out of room, underbed storage and ottomans are other options to keep your belongings tidied away.