Decluttering at home – Top Tips

7 May, 2022

Decluttering at home – Top Tips

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As every homeowner knows decluttering at home can be seriously hard. The thought alone of going from room to room, sorting through everyone’s stuff is time consuming. Moreover, deciding what to keep, what to take to charity and what to recycle is actually time consuming. In this article we offer you some top tips to make it all much easier.

Top tips for decluttering at home

When it comes to decluttering your home, there is no one-size-fits-all solution. What works for one person may not work for another. That’s why it’s important to try various methods until you find the ones that work best for you.

n this blog post, we will discuss some tips from experts on how to declutter your home in a way that is efficient and effective. Follow these tips to start decluttering, and you will be able to get rid of the clutter once and for all!

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Clearing all the things irrelevant to the room brings clarity

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1) Get rid of anything that doesn’t bring you joy.

This is the most important rule when it comes to decluttering your home. If an item doesn’t make you happy, get rid of it! This includes items that are no longer useful or items that are just taking up space. Getting rid of these things will make a big difference in the overall feel of your home.

Where to start when decluttering at home!

If you’re not sure where to start, try going through your belongings one room at a time. First, make a pile of things you want to keep and another pile of things you can get rid of. Once you have your piles, go through each item in the “get rid of” stack and ask yourself if it brings you joy. If the answer is no, put it in a box or bag to donate or throw away.

You may also want to consider getting rid of negative association items. For example, if you have a piece of furniture that reminds you of a bad break-up, get rid of it! You don’t need that kind of negativity in your life.

2) Simplify your storage solutions.

One of the biggest culprits of clutter is having too many storage solutions. If you have a lot of different types of storage (e.g., bins, baskets, boxes, etc.), it can be challenging to keep track of everything. This often leads to things getting lost or forgotten, creating more clutter.

Storage helps when decluttering at home

Instead of using different storage solutions, try to simplify things by using fewer but larger storage containers like this custom built shed. For example, instead of using four small boxes to store your winter clothes, use one large box or bin.

This way, you’ll be able to see everything you have, and you won’t have to search through smaller containers every time you want to find something. Another storage tip is to use clear containers. This will help you see what’s inside and prevent you from opening every single container to find what you’re looking for.

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Putting things away on a daily basis keeps a room tidy and clear

3) Put things back in their proper place.

A big part of decluttering your home is ensuring that things are put back in their proper place. This may seem like a no-brainer, but it’s incredible how many people have a “catch-all” spot where they dump everything in their homes. Unfortunately, this catch-all spot quickly becomes cluttered and can be challenging to sort through.

Use an item and put it back

To avoid this, make sure you put things away as soon as you’re done using them. For example, if you’re finished with your makeup, put it back in the bathroom cabinet instead of leaving it on the countertop.

Likewise, if you’re done reading a book, put it back on the shelf instead of leaving it out on the coffee table. Putting things back immediately is always the first step to successful decluttering at home. Taking a few extra seconds to put things away can make a big difference in the overall clutter level of your home.

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Some bathrooms need more storage than others

Decluttering at home – Final note

Decluttering your home can be a challenge, but it’s worth it! By following these expert tips, you will be well on your way to having a clutter-free home that you love. Just remember to take things one step at a time and be patient with yourself.

NEED HOUSE SITTERS?

If you have a home and pets it is likely you will need housesitters at some point to care for your home and animals. Decluttering ahead of the arrival of housesitters is always a good idea. And ask them to keep your home tidy in your absence.

Find a housesitter

Well ahead of your next holiday you should consider why might I need a house sitter? And then think about how you will find a housesitter.

What are the responsibilities of a housesitter?

Within the protocols of Housesitmatch.com there are several responsibilities of a housesitter. These responsibilities or duties will span a wide range of requests. They can include managing security in the property, so like a property guardian to pet care and tomato sitting! However, each housesitting arrangement will be unique to each homeowner and house sitter.

FURTHER READING ON HOME CLEANING, HOME MAINTENANCE AND HOUSESITTING

At Housesit Match.com we like to share useful blogs and practical advice about home maintenance and organisation and house sitting. We hope you find this small selection of our blogs useful.

Get your house in order

Enjoy a spotless home without lifting a finger

How to get organised at home

Home maintenance – How to fix hidden problems

Planning your holiday home and pet care

What is House Sitting: Everything You Need to Know


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