How to Declutter Your Home the Easy Way*

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*This is a collaborative post*

If you feel like your home is fit to burst under the weight of all your stuff, then it may be time to have a clear out and de-clutter. The problem with clutter is that it sneaks up on you very slowly, and before you know you’re tripping over that pile of books in the hallway, and searching for your dressing table stool under a mountain of clothing. This is where issues regarding pests can occur. One of the main reasons companies like are called to households is due to mess that isn't cleaned regularly, causing issues with mites and even mice.

As everyone’s lives are so busy nowadays, it can be hard to find the time to have a good clear out, and you may find it is a chore that never seems to make its way to the top of the to-do list. Here are some ideas to get you started on your mission to ditch the clutter:

One Step At A Time

Often people wait to de-clutter their house until it’s absolutely necessary, such as moving house. However, this can make life much more stressful at a time when you’re already probably going to feel pretty stressed out.

It’s easy to put off de-cluttering when it feels overwhelming, so breaking the process down into small steps is the way to go.

Starting with just clearing out one cupboard rather than a whole room is a great place to start, and won’t leave you feeling completely swamped.

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Little And Often

If the thought of spending a whole day rummaging through your stuff is your idea of a nightmare then simply commit to spending 20 minutes a day sorting through your things.

An effortless way to get started is, to begin with furniture such as cupboards and drawers. Once you’ve gone through these and sorted out what you’re keeping and what you’re getting rid of you should have freed up quite a bit of space. This means that when you go through other areas of the home, the things you decide to keep can be placed in the cupboard space that you have created. This system should have you de-cluttering with minimum effort, and you should see faster results.

Divide it Up

Rather than just emptying a cupboard into one big mountain of stuff, try to separate it into bags and boxes as you go, this will save you time as you won’t need to handle everything twice and will also make the process more manageable.

You could try having a bag of recycling, a bag for the charity shop and a pile of stuff that you want to keep to prevent yourself from getting in a muddle and so that you don’t have tonnes of stuff that was in a cupboard adding to your clutter.

Storage Is Key

Of course, while you’re de-cluttering, you’re bound to come across stuff that you don’t want to get rid of but are unsure where to keep it. In this situation, you may decide to rent some space at a self storage site. That way you know that your stuff is safe and that you can access it whenever you need it, but without it being in the way at home.

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