Feeling ambitious about eliminating clutter in the New Year? You’re not alone! The beginning of the year is a great time to get organized, but without a plan, it’s easy to fall back into old habits. Here are five easy ways to clear the clutter once and for all.
Start by looking at your home as a first-time visitor. Take note of your initial impression and plan your decluttering strategy from there.
Eliminate unnecessary furniture cluttering up your home. Instead of adding a desk or bookshelf, install wall shelving as a space-saving alternative.
Keep what you need at arm’s reach. Everyday items should be easily accessible, and anything you use less often should be stored away.
Have three boxes to categorize your belongings as you go from room to room. Separate by what you will donate, throw away, and return to where it belongs.
There’s nothing more satisfying than seeing the difference decluttering makes. Take before and after photos of your most cluttered areas. Let your progress serve as motivation to maintain a clutter-free home.