Who doesn’t love to be more organized in their lives? Having a declutter day to get organized at home could be just the solution you are looking for. So let’s get started with project how declutter.
It can be hard to know how to get started when there is clutter everywhere around us. You name it, there is clutter around your bedrooms, in the kitchen, in the closet. It all seems endless.
So how do you go about having a successful declutter day? There are a couple of things you need to ask yourself. Firstly, you will need to decide for yourself out of your precious possessions which stuff you feel is clutter and which isn’t clutter.
So let’s get organized. Reducing clutter is not as hard as it sounds. In order to get organized, you just need to apply some simple solutions. So we have made the commitment to set aside a day to get organized.
Firstly, decide which is your top priority room in terms of wanting to reduce clutter. A good place to start is often the closet. You may find your closet crammed with all sort of things from shoes that haven’t been worn for a long time to multiple winter coats to choose from. How about that missing pair of gloves where you just couldn’t locate one glove?
What Constitutes Clutter?
So you have made a good start with your closet to decided what is clutter and what isn’t clutter. The next step is to apply some simple solutions to get things organized. So in the case of your closet, you will need to have efficient storage to help reduce clutter.
Look at the storage in your closet and see how good your shelf space is. Do you find it easy to get to your office? If is not easily accessible, reorganize the shelf space by installing some shelves.
Stackable Containers and Bins
A fantastic clutter clearing technique which works wonders is to purchase stackable containers and bins. That way, every item has a home.
Decide where the item will be located, and clearly label the containers so you don’t have to go searching through your whole closet looking for the item.
Off course, if you are going to label the containers, make sure that when you use that item, you return it to its rightful place.
Remember our little problem above where we couldn’t find one side of our gloves. With everything labelled correctly and returned to its rightful place, missing gloves will be a thing of the past for you!
Throw Stuff Away
As part of us declutter day, we will also need to throw stuff away. We all have stuff that we just can’t bear to part with. They may be old records or old magazines or presents that our close friends or relatives gave us.
A lot of people have a hard time throwing things away may be because of sentimental value or maybe it’s just because we like hoarding stuff.
But in order to reduce clutter, we will have to make some firm decisions to throw stuff away. So put the stuff that you want to throw away in a pile and get rid of it.
The One Year Rule
A good rule is that if you haven’t used something for a year, it is not likely that you will use it. Clothes is a good example where you can apply this rule.
Rather than have your wardrobe crammed full of clothes that you don’t wear, start to reduce clutter by throwing away the clothes that you haven’t worn for a year.
Got magazines from two years back that you were meaning to read? If you haven’t caught up on reading back issues of magazines, maybe it’s time to throw away those old magazines.
If there are articles in the magazines that you want to keep, take these articles and file them away in a folder for later use.
So let’s see what progress we have made so far with us declutter day. Firstly, we made the commitment to have a declutter day. Good decision!
Secondly, we chose a room like our closet where we can hone in to start reducing clutter. Well done!
Thirdly, we decided on which items to keep and which items to throw away.
Fourthly, we made improvements to our storage space by installing shelves where required.
Hopefully, you are finding some relief now that the clutter is starting to disappear from your life.