Clutter is one of my biggest problems to tackle when it comes to spring cleaning. In fact, it is downright overwhelming at times. But I have found that are are some easy ways to tackle clutter no matter which room you’re cleaning. Hopefully these tips to easily declutter the room can make it seem less overwhelming.
Tips for Decluttering Any Room This Spring
Start any room buy pulling apart everything. Desk, dressers, under beds, cabinets etc so everything that holds things is empty fro a fresh start. This works better n some rooms then others but it is a great way to start the room. And lets face it if you have kids like me sometimes there are crazy thing hiding in these rooms.
1. Remove the Trash
First things first, go through the whole room or the big pile you made with a trash bag and throw away any of the trash. It might be a stack of unneeded receipts on your desk or junk mail in the entryway. When you take the time to do this step, everything will go much easier to sort through.
2. Gather Items That Belong in Other Rooms
How often do items end up in the wrong room? It might be the hairdryer you were using in the bedroom because your husband had taken over the bathroom one morning or even coffee mugs in the bathroom. Gather all the items that belong in other rooms into a basket and then go from room to room returning the items to their proper location. If I am doing multiple rooms on the same day I move these boxes room to room.
3. Return Items to Others
You might also have items that don’t even belong to you. It might be books on your nightstand that you need to return to the library or a casserole dish a friend brought over. Again, gather the items, sort them, and then return to the owners. It helps to go ahead and place the items in your car so that you can return the items during your next trip out.
4. Tackle Collections
Have you noticed that every room seems to have its own collection? In the bathroom, it might be makeup or perfume. In the living room, it might be movies. Each of these collections need to be gone through to remove items you no longer use, are expired, are worn out, etc. Every collection needs to be whittled down at least once a year. Plus you can also sell some of these for some extra cash to pay down debt or to set aside for Christmas fun.
5. Embrace Storage
Last, but not least, use storage to your advantage. It might be baskets, wall hooks, or even totes. Regardless, use these items to declutter your rooms. For example, you might use baskets under your living room end tables to store throw blankets or baskets on shelves in your bathroom for makeup. When you create a space for everything, you conquer clutter once and for all.
What short-cuts do you have for tackling clutter in your home??