Modern life can be quite hectic. And it can feel even more so when you have a cluttered house. Both together can actually be quite overwhelming, as you are assaulted on all sensory levels.
That is why it is important to take the time in your life to take a deep breath and do a bit of decluttering. It can make you feel much better about every aspect of your life!
With that in mind, here’s some valuable decluttering tips. For every room in the house!
As our living rooms are the places in our homes where we spend – probably – the most time, it is important to keep them as decluttered as possible. As, if the space you spend the most time is cluttered it can clutter up your mind on a massive level.
There are a few golden rules when it comes to keeping your living room clutter-free:
- Clear flat surfaces of all clutter (that’s generally where it looks worst).
- Re-order your bookshelves. You may be surprised by the things you can find to throw away!
- Regularly tidy child clutter.
And if you really struggle to declutter then simply make it a daily task. Give yourself the job of decluttering at least one thing per day from a room, not even necessarily the living room, and you might be surprised by how clear your spaces are in no time.
Decluttering is a habit, not a once a year event!
The kitchen is one often quoted as being the heart of the house. It is where we cook, where we gather for family meals and a place of ultimate warmth.
- Put appliances in cupboards – keep counters as clutter-free as possible!
- Invest in furniture such as designer bar stools, which can be tucked away for convenience and save you the clutter.
- Donate items you no longer use (cookbooks and similar).
- Utilise hooks and other wall storage to get items, like pans and oven mitts, out of the way.
- Clear or get rid of your junk drawer. Every kitchen has one and when it comes to decluttering, it should be the first thing to go!
Once you have decluttered, it is possible that you can move onto more ‘advanced’ techniques. This can include organising your cupboards, giving your cleaning supplies their own cupboard rack and other such techniques.
The bedroom can quickly become cluttered and disorganized. And it is probably the room in the house which you forget to clean on a regular basis, just because it accumulates the least amount of mess.
- Only keep essentials in the bedroom. Minimalism is key, as it can lead to a more peaceful bedtime experience.
- Utilise storage boxes to have a good place to keep towels, bedding and other linens.
- Keep your night stands as clutter-free as possible. Empty the drawers and make sure it stays that way.
- Put your laundry away as soon as it is clean and dry. This keeps your laundry basket looking tidy.
- Install some organisers into your wardrobe, it can save it from becoming a dumping ground of clutter.
This is rare, but if you have a serious clutter problem then you may find your hallways are as much of a victim as every other space in your house.
If you find you keep bikes, spare furniture or simply too many coats in a hallway it doesn’t matter. Even a small amount of clutter can make the already small space feel crowded.
Make sure bikes are in the shed, you don’t use the hallway as storage (for any reason!) and instigate a one-coat rule. Only one coat per household member is allowed to be kept in the hallway. That way overcrowding becomes a worry of the past.
And there you have it! All the ways to declutter every room in your house. Remember, declutter a little bit frequently and your house will be a beautiful space!