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Conquer Clutter

Five steps to de-clutter your living space

What do you see when you look around your house? Is there order and simplicity or are there piles, stuff, and junk? Maybe you don’t have time to keep up with chores or perhaps you just don’t have a knack for organization. Whatever the cause, over time the clutter has multiplied and is taking over. If an intervention doesn’t happen soon, you may be buried in junk mail, clothes, and knickknacks.

When your home is in disarray, it’s easy to feel like your life is out of control as well. While depression, stress, and laziness may play a role in the condition of your home, it’s never too late to take control of the clutter. Not sure where to start? Follow these five simple steps to de-clutter your surroundings.

1. Pick a Space

When you think of your home, which area or room is the most bothersome to you? This is the space you’ll tackle first. Maybe your kitchen is too messy to cook in, your living room too cluttered to host guests, or your bedroom closet too full to find matching shoes. Making an improvement in the worst area may motivate you to continue with the rest of your home.

2. Visualize

You know things need to change, but do you know how? Before starting the de-cluttering process, visualize in your head how you desire your space to look. Get on home design websites or browse through home magazines for ideas.
Then spend some time imagining how good it’ll feel to have less stuff to clean, less to organize, more energy for what’s important, and less stress. Then use these feelings as motivation to get started!

3. Set a Date

Nothing will get accomplished if you only dream about changes. With your busy schedule it’s hard enough to sit down for dinner, let alone clean out an entire closet. Set aside time on your calendar to focus solely on de-cluttering. It doesn’t have to be an entire day. It may be better to schedule an hour here or two hours there.

4. Get Started

Before emptying drawers, closets, and cabinets, start with what you can see. This might be a tabletop, countertop, or the floor. After those areas are cleared, then you can tackle the areas behind closed doors.

As you begin, keep four containers nearby. Use one to hold trash to throw away, one for things to donate to charity, one for stuff you want to keep, and the final one for things that need to be relocated to another area in the home. Then, start filling them up. Make a game out of it by seeing how fast you can find one thing for each container before starting over.

The goal is to get rid of as much as possible, not just relocate or hide in a drawer. If you haven’t worn something in a year, then donate it. If it’s broken—even if you’ve been planning to fix it for the last year—toss it. Never use it? Give it away. Don’t love it? Someone else will. You get the idea.

5. Organize

In order for your home to be organized, everything should have its place. Shoes don’t belong in the hallway, in the closet, and in the mudroom. You shouldn’t need to look for your keys on the counters, coffee table, and dresser.

Once you’ve got your container filled of things you want to keep, divide the items into like groups and find a home for each group. Socks in one drawer, shirts in another, belts on one hook, and scarves on another. Hooks, baskets, decorative boxes, hanging pockets, and storage ottomans help keep your space organized. Label containers and drawers so everyone in the home knows what goes inside. Then store items in a convenient location closest to where they’ll get used.