Is decluttering one of your New Year’s resolutions? It’s a popular one but can also seem overwhelming! Here, we’ve put together a little guide with our favorite tips and tricks to help you with New Year’s decluttering and keep your home consistently clutter-free.
Pick a space and stick to it. If you start trying to declutter your entire house at once, you’ll feel unorganized and overwhelmed. So first, decide on the space you want to start with; we suggest common clutter culprits like the closet, pantry or home office.
Get Smart About Storage
The No. 1 thing you can do to tame your clutter is to ensure every single thing in your house as a home—no more junk drawer! Get smart about storage and utilize decorative bins and baskets to coral odds and ends or like-items together. A basket at the end of your bed to hold decorative pillows is much lovelier than seeing them strewn about the room. And bins to organize your pantry will help you find things easier and streamline the look.
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Toss, Toss, Toss
Do you have random cables and cords, old DVDs and clothes you haven’t worn in over a year? It’s time to toss! If you’re having difficulty letting go of these items, find a local donation center that can benefit from your unused wares.
Hire an Expert
Let’s face it, decluttering and developing a system that works can be an overwhelming task, so don’t be afraid to enlist the help of an expert who can help pinpoint areas that can be improved and give you even more ideas for your New Year’s decluttering.
Instead of decluttering your home as a giant annual project, commit to spending 10 minutes a day every day picking things up around the home. It only takes 21 days to make something a habit, and doing this will help ensure your house stays welcoming and clutter-free.
Decluttering your home won’t happen overnight, so be patient with yourself and realize this will be a process that can take quite a bit of time. Don’t forget to celebrate your small wins as this is what will help you keep going!
Are you planning any New Year’s Decluttering? What are some of your best tips to declutter the home?