Have you been tuning in to Marie Kondo’s show on Netflix? The queen of decluttering walks homeowners through the process of organizing their home.
Millions of people love this show and Kondo. And, it’s no surprise why.
Having a clutter-free home feels amazing. You can always find what you’re looking for; a clear space equals a clear mind. You can transform your home just like the people on that show.
Has your junk drawer taken over the whole house? Not sure where to start? Keep reading for some easy steps to declutter your home.
1. Start with One Space
Decluttering your entire house in one day isn’t going to happen. And, it shouldn’t. This process doesn’t need to be a race.
Pick one space to start with. Make it your closet, the laundry room, or a cupboard.
Take everything out of the space it’s in and lay them out in another room. Clean out the space (because who knows the last time you saw the carpet!).
Only put items back in the space if you use them or absolutely love them. Be honest with yourself. Do you really love those magazines from 2007?
2. Play Some Mind Games
It can be hard to feel the urgency to declutter is there is none. So, create some for yourself.
With everything laid out in another room, imagine you’re packing for a big move. Remember you’ll have to pay for moving boxes and movers. Not to mention the time and effort you’ll put into moving.
With that framework, consider if each item is worth moving to the new house. Do you want to pay the money and effort to move it? If not, then donate or throw out.
3. Give Each Item a Home
Junk drawers and rooms happen because you have items you like, but nowhere to put them. Not only are they disorganized, but junk rooms can attract pests.
For every item you decide to keep, give it a designated home.
That might mean doing more decluttering to make more homes, which is fine. Keep a box of items you’re not sure if you want to keep, but don’t want to throw out.
By the end of your decluttering journey, you’ll have homes for those items. Or, you’ll need to declutter them.
4. Create a Cleaning Routine
It’s easy for clutter to build up if you never clean the surfaces under it. Make it a weekly or daily habit to clean the areas usually covered in clutter.
For most, that’s the kitchen counters, dining table, and bedroom.
Don’t just declutter these spots regularly. Do a full clean up with cleaning products and sponges. A cleaning routine forces you to stay on top of your clutter.
Ready to Declutter Your Home?
After reading the tips above, you likely have a starting point to declutter your home. But, where do you go next?
Hire a cleaning service to help you keep going.
GoldenMaid takes care of all the dirty work, from cobwebs to sink faucets. All you have to do is remove the clutter. Request a quote on our amazing cleaning services to make your home spick and span all the time.