Start with 5 minutes at a time. If you’re new to decluttering, you can slowly build momentum with just five minutes at a time.
Fill an entire bin bag.
Get a bin bag and fill it as fast as you can with things you can donate at Goodwill.
Donate clothes you never wear.
To identify them, simply hang all your clothes with hangers in the reverse direction. After wearing an item, face the hanger in the correct direction. Discard the clothes you never touched after a few months.
Create a decluttering checklist.
It’s a lot easier to declutter when you have a visual representation of where you need to get started. You can use our decluttering checklist.
Take the 12-12-12 challenge.
Locate 12 items to throw away, 12 to donate, and 12 to be returned to their proper home.
View your home as a potential buyer.
It’s easy to “forget” what your home looks like to a new visitor. Enter your home as if you’re a potential buyer. Write down your first impression on how clean and organized the home is and make changes.
Take before and after photos of a small area.
Choose one part of your home, like your kitchen counter, and take a photo of a small area. Quickly clean off the items in the photo and take an after photo. Once you see how your home could look, it becomes easier to start decluttering more of your home.
Use the Four-Box Method.
Get four boxes and label them: rubbish, give away, keep, or re-locate. Enter any room in your home and place each item into one of the following boxes. Don’t skip a single item, no matter how insignificant you may think it is. This may take days, weeks, or months, but it will help you see how many items you really own and you’ll know exactly what to do with each item.
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