It’s spring, and that means many of us are looking to clean and refresh our homes. One of the main problems that homeowners often tackle in the spring is clutter. Clutter throughout your home can cause disorganization and can even make your home appear chaotic. So by decluttering, you can make your home a calmer, more relaxing place to spend time. Additionally, if you’re looking to move sometime soon, decluttering will streamline the moving process so that you can arrive in your new home faster.
If you want to declutter your home but aren’t quite sure where to start, you’ve come to the right place. Here, we’ve compiled our best tips for decluttering the most important rooms in your home.
Home Decluttering: Room by Room
To declutter your kitchen, it’s wise to focus first on the countertops. It’s easy for clutter to build upon the kitchen counters, but you need that space for cooking! Remove all of the clutter on the kitchen counter, categorize it, and dispose of what’s no longer needed. For the rest, create labeled storage space.
The kitchen cabinets can also easily become overrun with old kitchenware. Periodically look through the items in your cabinets and pantry, making sure to get rid of old or damaged items and perished food.
In the bedroom, your closet, dressers, and nightstand are the main areas that require decluttering. When it comes to decluttering your clothes, first organize them by type. Then, follow the basic rule of thumb if you haven’t worn it in a year, it’s time to get rid of it. Donate any clothes that are in good used condition and get rid of any clothing that’s no longer wearable.
As for your nightstand, start first with items that you don’t need or use. Dried-up pens, broken chargers, books you’ve finished reading, and old mail are common culprits. Store, recycle, or throw out these items to open up nightstand storage to items that you are currently using.
Since people often spend a lot of time in the living room, it can be a tricky place to keep consistently clean, so decluttering your living room may be a sizable task. Use these tips to get it done faster:
- Give commonly used items, such as the TV remote, books, and children’s toys, designated storage spaces.
- Review the electronics in your living room. Anything that no longer works or isn’t being used should be properly disposed of or moved into storage.
- Try to declutter your living room regularly, keeping an eye on items like mail and magazines. Anything that isn’t needed or in use should be disposed of or stored.
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