Wednesday, August 19, 2015

A Guide to De-Cluttering Your Home

While it may be true that a clean home is a happy home, getting there can be an intimidating process, especially for me. Many people may find it difficult to discard long-held items, particularly those with sentimental value or fond memories. Other items are often forgotten until 5 years after they’ve been bought and shelved.

If you’re indecisive as me, then you probably have a hard time deciding what to keep or get rid of. Luckily you can use a simple test to make the decision. Ask yourself how often you use the item in question, or if you own duplicates. If you never use it or own 5 of the same product, then it’s time to get rid of it!

Once you've decided what to discard, consider having a garage sale or selling unwanted items online. This will allow you to earn a bit of money while also getting organized. You can also donate your items to worthy causes in the local area as well.

Seville Classics has put together a great infographic that details these steps and more so you can de-clutter your home without any hassle. What are some of your tips and tricks for cutting down clutter?

Cutting Down The Clutter

17 comments:

Jen said...

These are great tips! I am always in decluttering mode especially since we move so much.

Sandee said...

This is hard for many folks to do and my problem has always been clothes. I buy them and then never throw them away or donate them when I don't wear them anymore. I'm working on that. Outside of that we're doing pretty good. We can even put both of our vehicles in the garage and many can't say that.

Have a fabulous day. ☺

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

No one will ever accuse me of being a pack rat!
My cleans as she goes. Often she'll come behind me and clean before I'm even done using the items.

Pat Hatt said...

The cats have more stuff than me, so I chuck away at my sea

Scott said...

Labeling is our #1 tip. It's easy to put stuff away, remembering where you put it is another thing.

Theresa Mahoney said...

Packrat-itis bwahaha! I think one of my kids suffers from this! I have to sneak into her room when she's at school and slowly start decluttering the things she won't notice lol

Esme Sy said...

What a very nice guide! I could use this as reference for when we're cleaning up. Thanks!

Colette S said...

Yes yes, these are wonderful tips!
This is what I need to do in some rooms!

Ourfamilyworld said...

These are great tips. I've been cleaning up and doing a lot of decluttering, I can't believe we have so many things that we don't even use anymore.

Almost Precious said...

It's a great reference guide. My only problem is that right after I get rid of something, that's when I suddenly have a need for it. Never fails !

Liz Mays said...

It is soooo hard and time-consuming but ultimately worth it. I'm just on the other side of it.

Heavenly Savings said...

I have been decluttering like crazy! Thanks for the tips

Jeanette said...

I just tried decluttering my basement. We use it for storage, and it is still a mess. Planning a yard sale soon.

Chasing Joy said...

These pieces are interesting. It's nice that you can use it in different ways.

Martine Jolicoeur said...

I really like how you presented this information! I am showing this to my hubby who has some "hoarding" tendencies, LOL! Thank you :)

Mel@Mellywood's Mansion said...

Brilliant tips I find most of my clutter is kid related!

~ Noelle said...

I need to declutter :)
Maybe once I catch up on sleep