Cleaning up a cluttered room takes some organization, but the space available in a neat room is a benefit for the whole family. Clearing clutter is simple. Clutter can make even the most spacious of houses feel cramped and small, and it’s easy for clutter to pile up quickly in every living space. Getting rid of clutter can be a challenge, but a clean house is a healthy and productive house. There are a number of simple things a family can do to get rid of clutter and keep the house looking great and staying organized.
Ready to start off the year with a clutter-free home? Let’s start with the basics …
How to Identify Home Clutter
The first step to clearing out clutter is to identify it. There are a number of ways to know what items are clutter items and what are not. Making lists is the easiest way to combat the first step, which can often be one of the most challenging. Go through the house, room by room, and make a list of each item in every room.
Having a list of everything in the house is a good visual for letting families know exactly how much stuff they own. This can be good impetus for getting the house clean and organized. Organize lists into sections. A good breakdown for lists is to include
- * Items used on a daily basis (including clothes, televisions and cooking pots)
* Items used on a weekly basis
* Items used on a seasonal basis (like fall and winter clothes, leaf blowers and firewood)
* Items that are not used (junk mail, magazines, broken items and old clothes)
Use the list for each room when cleaning and clearing out clutter. This will help keep the task in perspective and provide a basis for organizing items during the cleaning process.
How to Organize Clutter Cleaning Projects
Start small. Clearing a house of clutter is a major project, and tackling it all at once can be exhausting; wearing the family out trying to do too much at once can mean that the clutter never gets picked up. Choose one room to work on, and only work through one room at a time.
Although working through one room at a time can feel slow, it’s a great inspiration for the rooms that follow. Walking through a newly clean room can make it easier to clean a dirty room, when family members see how easy it is to clear out the clutter. Try to clean out one room a week and then focus on keeping each room clean.
How to Clean Up Household Clutter
Beginning to clean up clutter is a big step, and approaching it the right way will help ensure that the house gets clean quicker. The easiest way to clean clutter out of a room is to work in steps. Use the list to start the cleaning process.
Take out items that are not used, or are garbage, first. Clean up old food items, broken toys, junk mail and old clothes, and move them to an open area where they can be sorted. Throw away trash items like food. Recycle items like cans and junk mail. Donate serviceable items like clothes that no longer fit; get a receipt from the donation center, as donated items are tax-deductible.
Once all of the items that are thrown away have been removed from the room, do a second examination of what’s left. Decide if there are any other items that can be donated or thrown away, or even sold for a profit at a garage sale or online. Old textbooks and movies can easily be sold online.
When the room is cleared of all unnecessary items, the organization process begins.
Organizing Tips – Cleaning Household Clutter
Divide the remaining items into the room into categories based on how often they are used. Items used on a daily and weekly basis should be kept in easily accessible locations, such as in a cupboard, on a shelf or in a dresser. Seasonal items, such as summer and winter clothes, can be placed in clear containers for off-season items and stored in a closet or attic.
Items should be further divided into categories based on what their use is. For example, when cleaning a kitchen, try to keep similar items grouped together: store a blender with other cooking items like a crock pot, and keep the coffee pot near the coffee cups for easy storage.
Give each item a specific place within the room. This will cut down on lost or misplaced items, and ensure that the family has a working organizational scheme. Keeping items where they belong is a simple way to avoid further clutter.
Feel free to let me know if you find these decluttering tips helpful. Until next post!
These are some great tips!!! Decluttering is so important. OMG we live in a small space and it’s all we do! De-clutter and clean. HA
Such helpful tips here. And I will try these for sure. Thanks for sharing your knowledges!
Thanks for sharing this blog, I found it extremely important because I regularly declutter the stuff in my house and love to bring some new element and vibes to my home.
I’m going to bookmark this because God knows I need to follow these tips.
This post if definitely for me! I know it’s already past new year but I haven’t been able to get rid of the things I haven’t use in a while even for months. I have a hard time getting rid of things thinking I will use them in the future! Haha
This is fantastic advice. I thought I’d get organized when I moved homes, but I still have boxes and boxes of junk collecting dust. I need to do this.
thanks for these tips, I’m quite messy so this will come in handy.
U got me right there I definitely need to declutter but I love my mess lol but I’m going to try using your steps ☺️
I absolutely loved reading this as I love cleaning up my home and keeping everything organised.
I am going to incorporate some of these points the next time I am organising.
These are some great tips! I definitely need to declutter a little my house 🙂
Decluttering is probably my best domestic motto. There are some things I don’t actually use so I want to get rid of it. It is wise to use only things you actually need and want. Also I kinda like the process, it makes more productive somehow. Great tips as well!
This pattern is so good. Sorting by daily, weekly and seasonal basis can solve so many of my clutter issues. Thanks for the tips!!
One of my favorites things to do is declutter my home! When we moved, I threw out and donated SOOOOO much!
I definitely have found I have a problem with clutter lately.
I am pleased I came across your post – I will use your tips for sure.
The cleaning part is where drives me mad but after that it usually feels so much better and just happy.
I do have a lot of clutter but I am ok with it. I find the process of decluttering too stressful
I have a bad habit of having to plan a day to rid clutter instead of keeping up with it along the way and staying organized. I keep it for a few weeks but I’m not consistent. Your tips will definitely help me
I am working on decluttering my home. I have gotten rid of lots of stuff! I just need to go through a whole bunch more.
I definitely need to declutter my home, as I don’t have much space and I’m getting more and more things. My wardrobes are the biggest problem. I’ll need to keep your tips in mind!
These are great tips! I need to declutter my boys bedroom then organize it. This is a great strategy to keep in mind, I like the idea of groupimg things. Thank you for sharing.
These are some great tips for cleaning up your home. I have to admit I am awful for having clutter around the home and I should really take onboard some of these tips.