How to Reduce Visual Clutter in a Few Simple Steps

by Simplify

One of the most effective ways to improve the look of your home is to reduce visual clutter. Visual clutter can include anything from decor items, paperwork, packaging, small appliances, or office supplies to name a few.

Oftentimes, it’s these little items that add up to a really big mess. So, Kallie Branciforte is ready and willing to share her best advice on how to reduce visual clutter in your home for good.

Kallie says that reducing visual clutter is a practical way to keep your home tidy and your stress level down. In fact, she says that learning how to eliminate visual clutter can also help you sleep better and have healthier behaviors overall.

So, what can you do to reap these benefits?

First, remove excess packaging from anything that you buy. Ridding your home of these bulky boxes, bags, bottles, and jars while transferring the contents to more practical storage solutions reduces the space used to store them and eliminates all the extra noise.

Second, clear off all the flat surfaces in your home. From countertops to tables, set a five-minute alarm and run around returning items to their proper location.

How to reduce visual clutter

Third, limit the number of knick-knacks you allow in your home. If you truly love something, keep it, but if not, get it gone.

Next, locate where items tend to stack up then create drop stations for them. Examples of this would be hanging hooks for backpacks or a key rack for keys. Drop bins, hooks, shelves, and storage units help provide a home for personal items you use each day.

Other strategies Kallie employs to reduce visual clutter include using labels to organize, keeping your refrigerator doors clear, and storing small appliances away. Lastly, she says not to forget about your floors when it’s time to reduce visual clutter.

Reduce visual clutter

For more decluttering tips, discover this guide to Swedish Death Cleaning or these kitchen organization ideas.

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