Ready to declutter your home? Follow these simple steps to rid your home of clutter and begin living a more organized life.
So now you have your organization tools ready to declutter your home. Where do you begin? Just choose an area you would most like to see decluttered and organized.
Don’t obsess with finding the perfect area to start, Just Start!
So Let’s Begin – You’ve chosen your room so now it’s time to choose an area in that room you can sort and organize in a 15 to 30 minute session. It helps to choose an area you can see as soon as you enter the room or just start at the left side of the door and work in a clockwise direction throughout the room.
Set your timer, take a
deep breath and jump right in. Take items out of the drawer, one at a
time and place in the appropriate box or in the trash bag. Remember,
the clock is ticking so make your decisions quickly. Repeat to yourself
- “if in doubt throw it out”.
Having trouble deciding whether to keep an item? Ask yourself the following questions:
If you answered no to the above questions, then place it in the giveaway or sell box or in the garbage bag.
Are you still unsure about parting with it, even after answering no to the questions above? Then place it in a box marked undecided. When the box is full, seal it and mark the date on it. Store it in the garage or attic for six months. If you need something in the box, retrieve the item. After six months get rid of whatever remains in the box.
Use the undecided box as a last resort. Remember, you are trying to eliminate clutter, not store your clutter.
Once you have cleared all items from the drawer or shelf you are working on, clean the area. Then return all items in your keep box to their now uncluttered spot. Restart your timer and begin working in the next area you want to declutter.
By following these steps, you’ll be amazed how quickly your room will be clutter-free.