Get Rid of Clutter and Organize Your Home

Can you imagine what your home would look like if you never got rid of anything? If you want to avoid that scenario, you need to learn the fine art of decluttering. Getting rid of clutter is one of happy homeowner’s key skills. There is much more to decluttering than just dumping things randomly. This room-to-room guide offers specific instructions on how to declutter each area in your home.

Room with Clutter

Room with Clutter

Room by room

The worst thing you can do is roam aimlessly around your home and declutter a bit here and a bit there, and then here again. Chances are that you’ll end up with even greater clutter. Instead, break down your home in several areas, and perhaps even areas within each room and declutter each section completely before moving to the next one. There are several levels of decluttering. For some, it will be throwing out some paper clutter, for others tackling a wardrobe that hasn’t been decluttered in years. One way or another, as long you stick to the space-by-space scheme, you are covered.

Clutter-free Bathroom

Clutter-free Bathroom

Start with the bathroom

You can try this decluttering technique in the smallest room first, which is usually the bathroom. Having a clutter-free bathroom will help you get ready more quickly in the morning, as well as get earlier to bed at night. You can save a lot of time by not having to dig through piles of clutter to find your allergy meds or the right eyeshadow. Not to mention that if you get your medicines and skincare products in order, you’ll be able to check their expiration dates easier. The bathroom zones to tackle are the medicine cabinet, vanity, under the sink, and shower or tub area.

Decluttering Bedroom

Decluttering Bedroom

Bedroom comes next

After you’re done with the bathroom, move onto the bedroom, which is also relatively easy to declutter. Various alternative medicine and lifestyle guides keep going on about disordered piles of clothing and other items attracting negative energy. I don’t know about that, but it is definitely more pleasing if you drift to sleep and wake up in a clutter-free bedroom. Besides clothes and other personal items, bedrooms tend to attract a lot of in-between clutter, the stuff without a designated storage space and the actual trash that is hiding among that clutter. The bedroom zones to tackle are under the bed area, dressers, wardrobes, night tables, bookshelves and desks, since many people who are working from home have work desks in their bedrooms.

Decluttering Wardrobes

Decluttering Wardrobes

Wardrobes 101

New figures indicate that over a million Australians regularly avoid spring cleaning. Although you don’t see the actual clutter behind the doors, a disorganized wardrobe is a huge time consumer every morning when you need to decide what to put on and wonder where that item could be. The best strategy is to create a separate area in your wardrobe for dresses, shirts, pants, suits, sweaters, and a separate one for undies, pyjamas, tees, socks, and athletic clothing. You can even purchase an additional dresser to separate these categories. What remains? You give up? Halloween costumes, seasonal clothing and speciality sports gear. If your attic is already converted into a living space, check out this Sydney storage company. They have a unique system of mobile storages that are delivered to your place to be filled up, and then the whole unit is stored safely in their storage facility until you need it.

Modern Mudroom

Modern Mudroom

Onto the mudroom

Getting rid of the mudroom/entryway clutter is a matter of safety as it is of aesthetics. Tripping over a pile of shoes or an umbrella stand is a real hazard in this area, while dropping your keys onto a telephone table between the bills and spam mail is a fast track to losing them. Instead, why don’t you come up with a place to keep your mail, and keep your everyday carry items that go into your pockets somewhere else? A great mail sorting option is a honeycomb shelf where you can put mail for each family member. Mudroom zones to tackle are the side table, hall, closet and the launch pad.

You can either choose to clean a different room every day, or do it all at once from start to finish. Check your calendar and see how much time you’ve got and in what order you want to declutter. Living in a home that is free of unnecessary or rarely used items isn’t just the matter of a house-well kept, but also the one of spiritual well-being. The choice is yours.