5 Quick & Easy Tips For Decluttering Your Home

A Millennial Grandma
by A Millennial Grandma

Today I want to share with you the top five tips to declutter your home. Decluttering makes for a more peaceful and relaxing environment and a cleaner home, so I highly recommend trying to implement it as a routine in your daily life. Don’t know where to begin? Don’t worry, here are all the decluttering tips you need to know to succeed.

1. Find your reason why

Why are you looking to declutter? Is it because you want to have a more simple and relaxing environment? Is it because you want to become more conscious of what you own and what you already have?

By reflecting and figuring out why you want to do this, you become more invested in the decluttering process, instead of falling off the wagon after a couple of hours of decluttering.

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2. Go at your own pace

Decluttering is not a one-day job. Make sure to go at a pace that you are comfortable with. I know that sometimes we just want to have a space that looks like the images on Pinterest right away, but the reality is that decluttering takes time. You have to make sure that you have the patience for it and that you take it one step at a time.

For example, if you want to go through your wardrobe, maybe on the first day just take a look at your T-shirts and blouses. Then the next day you can look through any bottoms that you own, like your jeans and skirts. That way, you will not get too overwhelmed having to look through all of the clothing pieces that you own on the same day.

Give yourself permission to go at your own pace and do not feel so stressed about tackling it all at once. This will definitely help you build a habit, especially if you do it over a longer period of time.

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3. Ask yourself these two important questions: ‘Do I love this item?’ and ‘Do I use this item?’

When I was going through my closet declutter, I was using Marie Kondo's question - ‘Does this item spark joy?’ If it is not an item that you use or love, then why keep it?

Those unused and unloved objects take up not only physical space within your home but also mental space within your head because you also have to worry about taking care of them.

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4. Set yourself a goal or even a challenge

There are a lot of decluttering challenges out there, whether it be the 30-day minimalism game, the one-bag-a-day game, or even just setting aside five minutes every day to take a look around your home and see what item you can declutter for the day.

Whichever one you choose, set a goal and challenge yourself. At the end of it, you could get yourself a treat, but even having a cleaner home is a reward in and of itself.

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5. Make decluttering your home a habit

Declutter your home on a regular basis by continually assessing items that you use and love. This turns your home into a place where you are surrounded by what makes you happy and is valuable to you.

Decluttering is not a once-in-a-blue-moon episode.

We bring in items on a regular basis, whether it be on our grocery haul or during holidays. As we change little by little as people, the objects that matter to us also change, and our homes should reflect that.

So make sure that you get into a habit of decluttering your home and assessing the items that you own on a regular basis, as well as assessing and reflecting on who we are as people as well.

Tips to declutter your home

So these are my minimalist tips for decluttering your home. I hope that you find them useful and inspirational on your journey towards a simplified home. If you have any other ideas or home decluttering tips that you would like to share with others, make sure to leave them in the comments section down below.

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  • Donna Donna on Nov 12, 2022

    Don't forget a wish box where you are not sure of the item and come back to it later and you could make a permanent decision. What you could find is why did I keep this and finally get rid of it or donate it.

  • Sar9880530 Sar9880530 on Nov 16, 2022

    For children's school art etc put some up on door as it came then took picture I kept only those that meant something special-picture goes on bulletin board